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  • n. The state or property of being shadowy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being shadowy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Shadowy or unsubstantial character or quality.

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

  • n. relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body


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  • 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.

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  • Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house

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  • 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.

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  • Only the highest spires of the city pierced heaven above their shadowiness.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Dusk began to gather, the last birds in that dense shadowiness of trees had ceased to sing.

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  • He stroked the narrow hand and gazed into the shadowiness.

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