1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow. "Shadowy verdure." "This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods." (Shak)

2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim. "The shadowy past."

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)

(01 Mar 1998)

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