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Definition of Shadowy


  1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.
  2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim.
  3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light.
  4. Faintly representative; hence, typical.
  5. Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.

Shadowy Quotations

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe

I grew up with the understanding that the world I lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with each other in privacy, without it being monitored, without it being measured or analyzed or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems, any time they mention anything that travels across public lines.
Edward Snowden

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
Francis Parkman

Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy - and it made me feel something. That's when I realized music was inside me.
Alicia Keys
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Shadowy Translations

shadowy in German is schattenhaften, schattenhaft
shadowy in Italian is incerto
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