(?), a. 1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow. "Shadowy verdure." Fenton.
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This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods.
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2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim. "The shadowy past." Longfellow.
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3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light.
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The moon . . . with more pleasing light,
Shadowy sets off the face things.
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4. Faintly representative; hence, typical.
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From shadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit.
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5. Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.
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Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a shadowy
and fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin and Death.
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