Definition for SHAD'OW-Y

SHAD'OW-Y, a. [Sax. sceadwig.]

  1. Full of shade; dark; gloomy. This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. – Shak.
  2. Not brightly luminous; faintly light. More pleasant light, / Shadowy sets off the face of things. – Milton.
  3. Faintly representative; typical; as, shadowy expiations. – Milton.
  4. Unsubstantial; unreal. Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a shadowy and fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin and Death. – Addison.
  5. Dark; obscure; opake. By command ere yet dim night / Her shadowy cloud withdraws. – Milton.

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