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Noun
Darkness, or an area obscured by darkness
“Damian would lurk in the shadows, waiting for the perfect opportunity to pounce.”
Noun
A network of individuals whom one is acquainted with
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“He had become her shadow, constantly staying by her side.”
Noun
Plural for a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface
“A light periodically shone through the cutout shape, casting a shadow onto the glass that resembled a tower.”
Noun
Plural for the slightest trace of something
“He knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was a spy.”
Noun
Plural for a tiny, often physical, indication of something
“A shadow of a smile creased her mouth as he called her name.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for a person secretly following and observing another
“Being fascinated by the beauty of the park, she never noticed the shadow following her.”
Noun
Plural for the soul of a dead person
“There have been rumors of a shadow haunting this old mansion.”
Verb
To make dark or gloomy
“They were dressed in long robes with hoods that would shadow their faces.”
Verb
To pursue, typically in order to keep track of, or to apprehend, someone
“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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