Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Shadowy or unsubstantial character or quality.
- n. The state or property of being shadowy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being shadowy.
- n. relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
“He scarcely heeded the fragments of dreams -- clear, green landscapes, amazing gleams of peace, the sudden broken voices, the rustling and calling shadowiness of subconsciousness -- in this quiet sunlight of reality.”
“Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house”
“Guessing that she was trying to picture the scene, he recalled the way the chapel had looked, moving from the bright light outside into its tall shadowiness.”
“Only the highest spires of the city pierced heaven above their shadowiness.”
“On our right the mountain rose further, on our left it plunged downward, in frosted shadowiness where here and there gleamed yellovy the windows of a home.”
“The curtains are drawn, the lamp is lighted and veiled into exquisite soft shadowiness.”
“There was just that shadowiness about them which you find in people whose lives are part of the social organism, so that they exist in it and by it only.”
“It, too, is full of the sense of the shadowiness of things that weighed upon Debussy, has not a little of the accent of the time.”
“Dusk began to gather, the last birds in that dense shadowiness of trees had ceased to sing.”
“He stroked the narrow hand and gazed into the shadowiness.”
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