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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHADY

His whole appearance was suggestive of the shady side of life.

His carriage was awaiting him in a shady corner of the Binnenhof.

She looked so cool and restful in her white frock and shady hat.

Her own room was on the shady side where pots of mignonette died within a week.

On several occasions the Coupeaus fancied they saw her in some shady dive.

It is found in shady woods and sometimes in open places where there is underbrush.

The plants are found in cool, moist, and shady ravines from May to August.

They require moist and shady places and the presence of hemlock trees.

An hour on the shady verandah of one of these houses is very revealing.

Thus came we out of the town and to the shady banks of the gleaming Po.

WORD ORIGIN

"affording shade," 1570s; "protected by shade," 1590s; from shade (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "disreputable" (1862) probably is from earlier university slang sense of "of questionable merit, unreliable" (1848). Related: Shadily; shadiness. Old English had sceadlic "shady, 'shadely.'"

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