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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHADOWY

He had got a dangerous game to play, and his plans were vague and shadowy.

He hesitated on the pavement, his eyes searching the shadowy balcony.

The Princess and her women lost themselves in the shadowy wood.

From the woods there emerged the shadowy forms of three men.

And in the low bushes could be discerned the lurking, furtive, shadowy jackals.

But the figure was so shadowy that he could tell nothing about him.

A shadowy form, which Pierre at first took for an old woman, entered.

How could they have a place in the shadowy conceptions of a gentle mind?

I turned resentfully to bid her not do it, but her shadowy gaze stopped me.

It was so huge and shadowy, with only shaded lights here and there.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., shadewy, "full of shadows," also "transitory, fleeting, unreal;" see shadow (n.) + -y (2). From 1797 as "faintly perceptible." Related: Shadowiness. Old English had sceadwig "shady."

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