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Synonyms for shadow

Synonyms for shadow

comparative darkness that results from the blocking of light rays

an agent assigned to observe and report on another

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to shelter, especially from light

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to make dark or darker

to keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind

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shade within clear boundaries

an unilluminated area

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a premonition of something adverse

an indication that something has been present

refuge from danger or observation

a dominating and pervasive presence

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a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

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an inseparable companion

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follow, usually without the person's knowledge

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cast a shadow over

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make appear small by comparison

References in classic literature ?
I heard a movement further off among the shadows, as if the Thing was in retreat.
Far as eye could reach were tall green trees whose drooping boughs made graceful arches, through which the golden light shone softly, making bright shadows on the deep green moss below, where the fairest flowers waved in the cool wind, and sang, in their low, sweet voices, how beautiful is Love.
She floated again from out the light and into the gloom (which deepened momently) and again her shadow fell from her into the ebony water, and became absorbed into its blackness.
And, as his strength Failed him at length, He met a pilgrim shadow -'Shadow,' said he,'Where can it be - Thi land of Eldorado?
Slowly the penumbra, the shadow of a shadow, crept on over the bright surface, and as it crept I heard deep gasps of fear rising from the multitude around.
The hand of the shadow emerged from beneath its mantle and descended upon the arm of Phoebus with the grip of an eagle's talon; at the same time the shadow spoke,--
As it was quite warm, Clayton had left the side curtains thrown back over the roof, and as they sat, like Turks, upon their blankets, Lady Alice, straining her eyes into the darkening shadows of the wood, suddenly reached out and grasped Clayton's arms.
As the shadow of a rose in a mirror of silver, as the shadow of a rose in a water-pool, so was the rose that blossomed on the topmost spray of the Tree.
I was crying because I can't get my shadow to stick on.
The Scarecrow and his friends were greatly surprised at Glinda's actions; for none of them had noted the Shadow.
The shadow of this wall soon took posession of the whole of the ground as far as I could see, forcing the golden sunlight to retreat inch by inch, and at last take refuge in the very tops of the trees.
He told us much of the wonderful resources of Thuria, the Land of Awful Shadow, and of his long journey in search of Amoz.
A few feet below him was the flat roof of the adjoining building and as he dropped to it his back was toward the niche from which an embrasure looked out upon the gardens and the forest beyond, so that he did not see the figure crouching there in the dark shadow.
The day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the Traveler stopped to rest, and sought shelter from the heat under the Shadow of the Ass.
A POLITICAL Leader was walking out one sunny day, when he observed his Shadow leaving him and walking rapidly away.