Shad"ow*y (?), a.

1.

Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.

"Shadowy verdure."

Fenton.

This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. Shak.

2.

Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim.

"The shadowy past."

Longfellow.

3.

Not brightly luminous; faintly light.

The moon . . . with more pleasing light, Shadowy sets off the face things. Milton.

4.

Faintly representative; hence, typical.

From sshadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit. Milton.

5.

Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.

Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a shadowy and fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin and Death. Addison.

 

© Webster 1913.

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