Definitions

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  • n. A shadowy or borderline area, where normal rules and boundaries do not apply

Etymologies

shadow +‎ land (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In its November issue, National Geographic magazine ran a feature story on Syria, calling it the "shadowland" and challenging suggestions that the ruling regime can ever raise the country out of its dark past.

    National Geographic vs. the Syrian regime

  • The District has always been a kind of shadowland: It has no voice in the national government, even though the national government is run from the confines of its land.

    Barack Blesses Ben's Chili Bowl in DC...A Legendary Joint That's All About Change

  • Adebayor inhabits a shadowland and Balotelli speaks as if he were the victim of an elaborate kidnap plot hatched in Manchester.

    Roberto Mancini's scrap merchants show mettle to back up title hopes | Paul Hayward

  • It draws you in and makes you a long-time resident of this shadowland that exists between death and dreams.

    A review for INK

  • Until a director is confirmed, CFPB can't regulate many financial businesses, such as payday lenders, that have operated in an unregulated shadowland, or ban abusive or deceptive credit card fees.

    Preeti Vissa: The Fed's Secrets and the Unfinished Work of Financial Reform

  • Yet even if the stench of corruption did not linger around some of the politicians who extracted profit from Prohibition—a man who delivered jobs, projects, and pork to his district could be forgiven much—their coconspirators came from a shadowland filled with nightmares for dry and wet alike.

    LAST CALL

  • But I do still have hope that they might at least taste a slice of reality at some point, and become self-aware to their indoctrinations, the scars of which have blinded their ability to perceive with a shadowland of Utopian disillusion.

    StrategyPage.com

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    National Geographic vs. the Syrian regime

  • And one can only assume that one of the great protectors and promoters and profiteers of the international drug trade over the course of the past half-century -- the American security services, led by the CIA -- are also taking a cut in that shadowland world where criminal gangs and covert operators mix and mingle.

    The Bolter: Specter Spectacle Hides Deadly New Folly in Terror War

  • The shadowland between sanity and insanity seems murky and the catalyst is usually mental trauma.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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