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  • n. Plural form of shadowing.


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  • No, sir, in the name of the Being regarding whose existence you and your alleged "popular thought" are so painfully in doubt, we protest against your right, or that of any other created worm, to formulate for the special behoof of Negroes any sort of artificial creed unbelieved in by yourself, having the function and effect of detective "shadowings" of their souls.

    West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas

  • What "shadowings" the poet may intend he refuses to confide to us.

    Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Phillis - Licia

  • From the fainter shadowings of his own life, he sensed instinctively the vaster tragedy of theirs.


  • Instead of the punishment, there is seen a false glitter of gaudy life, — a glitter which is damnably false, — and which, alas I has been more often portrayed in glowing colours, for the injury of young girls, than have those horrors which ought to deter, with the dark shadowings which belong to them.

    An Autobiography

  • Came, too, flitting shadowings of huge shapes, unnameable, moving swiftly beside our way; gleamings that thrust themselves through the veils like wheeling javelins of flame.

    The Metal Monster

  • Yet as the tides of consciousness flowed through it they left behind shadowings and echoes of their burdens; and the Shining One grew stronger, always stronger of ITSELF WITHIN

    The Moon Pool

  • A subtlety of shadowings aft outlined the bundle of polished alloy straws.

    Operation Luna

  • The space within the outline had been washed clear of any stain, even the rim was pale, but it stood clear to be seen, and the scattered shadowings of colour within it preserved a faint hint of what had been there.

    The Pilgrim of Hate

  • O God above me, God who dwellest in light unapproachable, teach me, I beseech Thee, that even my highest thoughts of Thee are but dim and distant shadowings of Thy transcendent glory.

    A Diary Of Private Prayer

  • He was barefoot, but he was wearing rough cloth, and a metallic belt with clear shadowings of totemistic designs worked into it.



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