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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shadow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, same as entrailed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. filled with shade


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  • His attention was focused on Dante, his expression shadowed and brooding, a teenager’s intense and single-minded want despite the fact that he was actually a year or two older than Dante.

    Etched in Bone

  • In that situation the instinct is to hide, rather than to sit down on the railway line, the threat of a soon-moving train shadowed by the menace of a chanting crowd with camera phones.

    Big breasts are the new small breasts

  • The mean annual rainfall is about 3,000 millimeters (mm), but varies with elevation from ~1,750 mm at the base (1,430 mm at the north end) to ~3,300 mm on the peaks, also with aspect, ocean-facing slopes being wetter than north-facing rain shadowed slopes.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • The way he smiled in response, his expression shadowed in the dimmer corrider, did nothing for her equanimity.

    The Ideal Bride

  • Gabriel saw her and started to stride in her direction, his expression shadowed by the thickening twilight.


  • David beat her to it, knelt and handed it to her, his expression shadowed from her as he stared up at her in a curious seeking manner.

    Journey Into Love

  • Or by his homestead, or in shadowed yards He lingers where his children used to play, Or through the market, on the well-worn stones He stalks until the dawn-stars burn away.

    The Modern Troubadour

  • New York politics more profitable than law, and after a long time passed in city affairs, had emerged with a name shadowed by certain doubtful transactions.

    Ragged Lady — Volume 1

  • When the loss of signal strength caused by precipitation becomes dominant, some areas are then 'shadowed' - that is, entirely obscured from view.

    Space Business and Industry News at

  • I only wish, "his expression shadowed abruptly," I only wish I didn't have to remember that nothing could bring him to shake hands with me. "

    From the Car Behind


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