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SHAD'OWY, adjective

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.

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.