Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a shadow or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

shadow +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Labor groups are hiding "behind shadowlike front groups to prop up their candidates of choice," said Ken Spain, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

    Union helps non-profit groups pay for attack ads

  • The Grimtotem moved, shadowlike and stealthy, black blots of ink against the moon-silvered night.

    The Shattering

  • In the fog, Jeremy remained standing, watching until the car turned shadowlike and only the taillights were visible.

    The Taste of Coins from Treasure Troves

  • “If you satisfied only the first requirement of preventing light from reflecting off of the object, you would still see the dark shadowlike shape of the object, so you would know something was there,” Shalaev said.

    Another Step Towards an Invisibility Cloak | Impact Lab

  • The shadowlike spirits abound and mysterious folk suggest deeper threads of foul play, although David has less of an active role in the matters than he does simply act as an audience surrogate.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • It's blackish and translucent, but it doesn't have a shadowlike solid outline.

    Mistborn

  • After a time another form came shadowlike through the side gate.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • The figures populating the works of Hamsun, whether centrally placed or moving shadowlike in the periphery, are first of all themselves — agressively, inevitably, unconsciously so,

    Knut Hamsun: From Hunger to Harvest

  • I implied, by a sort of supplicatory gesture, that it was my prayer to be let alone; after that, had he persisted, he would perhaps have seen the spectacle of Lucy incensed: not all that was grand, or good, or kind in him (and Lucy felt the full amount) should have kept her quite tame, or absolutely inoffensive and shadowlike.

    Villette

  • Adrienne's figure passed shadowlike by the window, then vanished from sight.

    Nights in Rodanthe

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