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Noun
A dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface
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“A light periodically shone through the cutout shape, casting a shadow onto the glass that resembled a tower.”
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Partial or complete darkness, especially as produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface
“He drew back into the deep shadow and waited, if only to calm himself down.”
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The slightest trace of something
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“He knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was a spy.”
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A tiny, often physical, indication of something
“A shadow of a smile creased her mouth as he called her name.”
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A weak or inferior remnant or version of something
“I'm afraid that he is nothing more than a shadow of his former self these days.”
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A person secretly following and observing another
“Being fascinated by the beauty of the park, she never noticed the shadow following her.”
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Used in reference to proximity, ominous oppressiveness, or sadness and gloom
“The growing importance of families in the shadow of war had profound effects, too, on the discussion of women's rights.”
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An inseparable attendant or companion
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“He had become her shadow, constantly staying by her side.”
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The soul of a dead person
“There have been rumors of a shadow haunting this old mansion.”
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A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate
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A new pupil
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Something that covers or hides (in darkness), figuratively or literally
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Someone or something that is visually identical to another
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A youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion
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A thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly
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To make dark or gloomy
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“They were dressed in long robes with hoods that would shadow their faces.”
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To pursue, typically in order to keep track of, or to apprehend, someone
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“Was Baranov detailed to shadow him, to keep a record of all his slips and errors until the evidence was certain?”
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To accompany and look after or supervise
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To shadow
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To presage, or suggest something in advance
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To draw close to a destination, especially using radar
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To imply but stop short of saying explicitly
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Adjective
Thin
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Adjective
Composed of a notably small degree of body fat
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Having a small size or stature
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