Overshadow in a sentence

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Definition of Overshadow

  • To throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; to obscure.
  • To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as more important than.
  • To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the festival.
  • cast a shadow upon
  • make appear small by comparison
  • be greater in significance than

How to use overshadow in a sentence. Overshadow pronunciation.

Here is where he completely overshadows Sudermann, even Ibsen, for their most successful personages are abnormal.
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Our Friend is buried in Ventnor Churchyard; four big Elms overshadow the little spot; it is situated on the southeast side of that green Island, on the slope of steep hills (as I understand it) that look toward the Sun, and are close within sight and hearing of the Sea.
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The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you; and on that account the holy child shall be called the Son of God.
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Every hour, every minute, every second, every moment it is His grace, grace upon grace which keeps us, surrounds us, flows upon us and overshadows us.
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The angel answered, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee so the holiness that is born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
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They were warlike little nations and defied, in those days, governments that overshadow them now as mountains overshadow molehills.
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A splendid barge in which its ancient chief had gone forth, pompously, at certain periods, to wed the ocean, lay here, I thought, no more; but, in its place, there was a tiny model, made from recollection like the city's greatness; and it told of what had been (so are the strong and weak confounded in the dust) almost as eloquently as the massive pillars, arches, roofs, reared to overshadow stately ships that had no other shadow now, upon the water or the earth.
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It overshadows the theatres and amphitheatres from the heat of a scorching sun.
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In reality, as the winter passed on, Dora watched him more and more closely, waiting for the time when that French mystery, whatever it was, should have ceased to overshadow him, and she might once more scheme for Lucy.
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No more scorn of the Divine can stand whither we are speeding, for the Terrible and Eternal Truth overshadows us and our destinies!
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God leaves not His children comfortless, but, when the darkness of winter overshadows them, then again He sends His Messengers, the Prophets, with a renewal of the blessed spring.
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If his end was unheroic, the blot does not overshadow his life.
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Philosophize as we may, the simple fact of two remote lines crossing each other always seems to us of tremendous significance, and quite overshadows the more important truth that the real parallels of life's journey are the lines that never meet.
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Like the bat in Aesop's fable, he belonged to neither race; and the pride of one, the helplessness of the other, kept him hovering alone in the twilight a great sin has brought to overshadow the whole land.
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O virgin, protectress of the mountains and the groves, thou three-formed goddess, who thrice invoked, hearest young women in labor, and savest them from death; sacred to thee be this pine that overshadows my villa, which I, at the completion of every year, joyful will present with the blood of a boar-pig, just meditating his oblique attack.
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It overshadows all other holidays and specialized days of whatever sort in that congeries of colonies.
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In the meantime the cold wings of winter already begin to overshadow the land; and every day lost involves the lives, or the future usefulness, of thousands of our best population.
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The loftiest pyramid that throws its shadow over the desert to-day, and that dwarfs at its foot the beholder into the most incomparable insignificance, incapable of being removed in fragments not larger than a pea, from its present site to the other side of the globe; and the grandest structure ever erected by human hands, has been built up from almost imperceptible beginnings, into the imposing dimensions which so overshadow the admirer and excite in his bosom feelings of almost superstitious awe.
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The anxiety of suspense which, before every decisive resolve, oppresses even the hearts of heroes, appeared now for a moment to overshadow the great mind of Gustavus Adolphus.
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He gave but slight and vague consideration to the methods by which he would achieve the renown which would overshadow Laura's life; but, having resolutely adopted the purpose with a few tragic gestures and some obscure fragmentary utterances, he felt consoled and was able to obtain a little sleep.
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Examples of Overshadow

Example #1
Panshin, for example, is a familiar type in any Continental city; he is merely the representative of the young society man.
Example #2
Another reason why Turgenev's characters are so interesting, is because in each case he has given a remarkable combination of individual and type.
Example #3
There shall he rest, and have fit lullaby, this brave one.
Example #4
Whether the American _Manuscripts_ had arrived I do not yet know, but probably shall before this Letter goes; for Anthony is to return hither on Tuesday, and I will inquire.
Example #5
Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man?
Example #6
Behold, I am the servant of the Lord!