from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. darkness or gloom like that caused by the presence or the impending of death.
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He was sitting on a hill in En-gland, watching the shadow of death floating toward him across the fields.
I repeated the words of the Twenty-third Psalm, and when I came to the line “yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil” I felt a shadow lift from me and my hope took wings.
Thanet had always shied away from imagining too vividly what it must be like for a relatively young woman of thirty-seven like Angharad to live with the shadow of death always hovering over her, to have to summon up over and over again sufficient courage to live through yet another course of debilitating chemotherapy.