[ US /ˈʃæˌdoʊ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈædə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. cast a shadow over
  2. make appear small by comparison
    This year's debt dwarfs that of last year
  3. follow, usually without the person's knowledge
    The police are shadowing her
  1. a premonition of something adverse
    a shadow over his happiness
  2. an inseparable companion
    the poor child was his mother's shadow
  3. something existing in perception only
    a ghostly apparition at midnight
  4. refuge from danger or observation
    he felt secure in his father's shadow
  5. an indication that something has been present
    a tincture of condescension
    there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
  6. shade within clear boundaries
  7. a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
  8. an unilluminated area
    he moved off into the darkness
  9. a dominating and pervasive presence
    he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father
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How To Use shadow In A Sentence

  • Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?
  • Chess takes the place of all the other passions, and the people in his life, including his parents, become shadowy, meaningless figures.
  • Every jag, every bump on the wall revealed a zone of darkness that was worth to explore, but every time, in the shadows, there was just the sides of the cave, continuing.
  • Part 6 of the Shadow of the Bat (27: 00) takes another thoroughly extensive featurette that concentrates on dissecting the "toyetic" nature of DVD Talk
  • I put on black eyeliner, mascara, red eye shadow with black tints towards the edges of my eyes, and ruby colored lipstick.
  • Rising up off a stone bench that stood in a shadowy area out of the torchlight was a dark, robed figure. Dragons of Winter Night
  • He stacked the books on pedestals, making three mysterious columns on one side of the shadowy gallery, two on the other.
  • The moon passing through the outer region of the Earth's shadow, known as the penumbra, will be visible from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia's west coast at Stars and Stripes
  • Then, when cashiered out of the navy after refusing to follow orders which offended his conscience, he is visited by the mysterious benefactor who has shadowed him his entire life, who invites him to join a highly exclusive gentlemen's club, Redking's. REVIEW: Not Less Than Gods and The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker
  • About two hours after De Forest made his report, Green came in and reported that according to orders he had "shadowed" De Forest and Mrs. Maroney when they drove into the city. The Expressman and the Detective
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