Synonyms for shallows

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Andrew paused in the shallows to allow Sally one swallow; then he went on.

The waves are whirling their boat past the rocks into the shallows.

California had taken my place in the shallows, his fish hard held.

They call it glasing, and find it amongst the shallows and upon the very shore.

I fled from the Shallows where we worked together, partly in order that she might not know that.

This is the explanation of the shallows which are found in that part of the Atlantic ocean.'

From within sounded a threshing noise, as of a whale caught in shallows.

Midsummer came, and the shallows were almost choked with weeds.

So fast was the otter that the momentum carried her well into the shallows.

We passed out of the river; we flew in clear channels amongst the shallows.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, schalowe "not deep," probably from or related to Old English sceald (see shoal (n.)). Of breathing, attested from 1875; of thought or feeling, "superficial," first recorded 1580s. The noun, usually shallows, is first recorded 1570s, from the adjective.

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nounshallow body of water
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