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Shadowiness   Listen
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Shadowiness  n.  The quality or state of being shadowy.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Shadowiness" Quotes from Famous Books



... through study of its essential quality, be aided and compelled to a complete realization of a fundamentally French idiom. And then Maeterlinck's little play offered itself to his genius as a unique auxiliary. It, too, is full of the sense of the shadowiness of things that weighed upon Debussy, has not a little of the accent of the time. This "vieille et triste legende de la foret" is alive with images, such as the old and somber castle inhabited by aging people and lying lost amid sunless forests, the rose that blooms ...
— Musical Portraits - Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers • Paul Rosenfeld

... background, and at a distance seem to lose their pattern, so that you have little but a pleasing piece of colour. My only excuse is that the impression they made on me was no other. There was just that shadowiness about them which you find in people whose lives are part of the social organism, so that they exist in it and by it only. They are like cells in the body, essential, but, so long as they remain healthy, engulfed in the momentous whole. The Stricklands were an average family ...
— The Moon and Sixpence • W. Somerset Maugham



Words linked to "Shadowiness" :   shade, shadow, shadowy, shadiness, semidarkness



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