Phrases with "shadow"

Charles Dickens She was of gipsy blood, Sir John —’ It might have been the effect of a passing cloud which obscured the sun, and cast a shadow on his face; but the knight turned deadly pale. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Marjorie Bowen He saw her eyes, dark and soft, in the trembling shadow of her hat as they turned to him. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

George Meredith With Life and Death I walked when Love appeared, And made them on each side a shadow seem. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

Edgar Allan Poe Presently there came a feeble gleam of sunshine, and the shadow of the leaves of the tree fell faintly but definitely upon the grass. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing The shadow made her turn rapidly; a shimmer of silver light through the lattice-work still touched her features; her lips were parted as if in fear. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Meredith A shadow of his missed Idea on London Bridge seemed to cross him from the close flapping of a wing within reach. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Henry James The Count’s few moments with them had both chilled Longmore and angered him, casting a shadow across a prospect which had somehow, just before, begun to open and almost to brighten. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

The last pale shadow of the kind, gay little grandmother was gone from the great front bedroom up-stairs. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

You could even top it all up with religious conversion, moving at one hop and without a shadow of repentance from the fashionable SALONS of Paris to Abraham’s bosom. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Andrew Lang There is not the shadow of a likeness with a bear. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Meredith I’ve an idea it ought to be given to Philip.’ He craned his head round to woo some shadow of assent to the daring suggestion. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Nathaniel Hawthorne True, a shadow sometimes flits across his brow, but the sunshine is sure to follow in a moment. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Dear my lord, I see something wicked that like a thick dark shadow shadoweth all the sky above us. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Anna Katherine Green The man whose shadow you saw must have reached the bridge by this time. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

The bright glare illuminated him without a shadow — sleeves rolled back, shirt neck open, bare arms and chest. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

G. K. Chesterton A woman has always a weakness for nature; with her art is only beautiful as an echo or shadow of it. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Elizabeth Gaskell There was only a dim light; such as it was, it was not dearly defined against the dark heavy shadow in which the old black rafters and manger and partitions were enveloped. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Meredith Not Lycophron the exile now appeared, But young Periander, from the shadow cleared, That haunted his rebellious brows. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle All evening the man wrote, and the observer could see the shadow hand conveying the sheets of paper from the desk to the pile at the side. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Robert Louis Stevenson A breeze, I suppose, had flawed the surface, and a sort of trouble and blackness filled its bosom, where flashes of light and clouds of shadow tossed confusedly together. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

My shadow crept in front of me, extinguishing the sparkles of light in the snow, bobbing up and down comically. In the World by Maksim Gorky

The shadow of the pendent queue, however, kept moodily apart, near the roof at the further end of the room, looking like a note of admiration. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Nathaniel Hawthorne On the fourth side is the sea, stretching away toward a viewless boundary, blue and calm except where the passing anger of a shadow flits across its surface and is gone. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Guy de Maupassan Yvette suddenly fixed her eyes upon her, and a suspicion, rather a feeling than a doubt, passed through her mind as a shadow of a cloud driven by the wind passes over the ground. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins He was kneeling by a tomb of white marble, and the shadow of a veiled woman rose out of the grave beneath and waited by his side. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Abraham Merri The golden isle diminished, was saffron shadow in the mists; vanished. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence The great high studio was full of shadow and a fragrance of coffee. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle The red glow beating upon his upturned face made it stand out from the shadow like a painting from Rembrandt, showing up every wrinkle upon the parchment-like skin. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

G. K. Chesterton On this doctrine, at least, there is, mingling with my knowledge, no shadow of self-satisfaction any more than of self-deception. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H.P. Lovecraft And upward along that pallid path my fevered fancy pictured a thin shadow slowly writhing; a vague contorted shadow struggling as if drawn by unseen demons. The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

D. H. Lawrence A hot summer waned into autumn, the long, bewildering days drew in, the transient nights, only a few breaths of shadow between noon and noon, deepened and strengthened. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

In the meantime she must question Jeanne. A shadow appeared on the threshold: it was hers. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

M. R. James I just turned my head to make sure of it, and then looked back into the shadow for those two red things, and they were gone, and for all I peered about and stared, there was not a sign more of them. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

George Gissing Suppose that apparent sleep of his to be the sleep of death; he would pass from her consciousness like a shadow from the field, leaving no trace behind. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Beyond them lay a great grey shadow which was emptiness, faintly illumined by the sea-light cast up through the bottom of the gulf. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Algernon Blackwood He was with One only — this unfathomable, silent thing where nothing breathes or stirs — nothing but sunshine, shadow and the wind-borne sand. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Anthony Trollope Bibulus was a laughing-stock, the mere shadow of a Consul, when opposed to such an enemy. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

The shadow lures a child monstrosity out on to the railway track, after he has caused the elders to leave the gate open, and the train, made very human, kills the child. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Though scorned, detested, and a stumbling-block in the way of the whole family’s future happiness and prosperity, she still was a Van Burnam, and no shadow must fall upon her reputation. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence He seemed to put a shadow between himself and them, and from across this shadow he looked with his dark, beautifully-fringed eyes, as a proud little beast from the shadow of its lair. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Two sentinels appeared from the shadow of the portico and saluted. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Mary Webb To Reddin in his deep shadow every action was clear, for they stood in the sunlight. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Frances Hodgson Burnett That a governess chosen by Coombe—though he would seem not to appear in the matter—would preside over the new rooms, Feather knew without a shadow of doubt. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Mr. Jones obeyed, moving as stealthily as he could, and having first made sure that the lantern would not cast the shadow of his escaping form upon the side of the tent. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

D. H. Lawrence A woman, full-skirted, a black cloth on her head for head-dress, was passing like a block of shadow through the glistening, green corn, into the full glare. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It is the first shadow that has come between us, and it has so shaken me that I do not know what I should do for the best. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Charles Dickens Something of the old air was still latent in the palest shadow of life I talked to. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson There is but a street between them in space, but a shadow between them in principle; and yet there they sit, enchanted, and in damnatory accents pray for each other’s growth in grace. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

More impressive by far than the weightiest array of figures of the most striking comparisons, was the shadow cast by the Great Pyramid as the sun went down. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

D. H. Lawrence Soon the car was running full-tilt from the shadow to the fume of yellow light at the terminus, where shop on shop and lamp beyond lamp heaped golden fire on the floor of the blue night. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

The shadow of the hop-bush was spreading like spilt ink, and for the moment Stingaree thought he had it to himself. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Edith Wharton A shadow seemed to be lifted from his honest face. The Spark by Edith Wharton

Marjorie Bowen Agnolo looked across the courtyard now in shadow to where a soldier kept his guard. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Abbot stood by the narrow window, and his long black shadow fell slantwise across the rush-strewn floor. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

George Gissing Letty, too, tried to shadow forth something that was in her mind, but with no better success. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

A. E. W. Mason The shadow of a great trouble had suddenly closed about her. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Robert Louis Stevenson To the credit of Germany, I must say there was not a shadow of a headache the next morning. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

The shadow of the silent cloud had fallen upon the ship from the zenith, and seemed to have extinguished every sound of her teeming life. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Rafael Sabatini There fell a soft step behind him and a shadow from the doorway. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Meredith A shadow was over the house, and the inhabitants moved about their domestic occupations silent as things that feel the thunder-cloud. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Margaret Oliphant She had her veil over her face, on which that shadow had settled, and no one could have suspected her of carrying a broken heart through those sunshiny ways. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

George Meredith But tell me first:—You were slightly under a shadow this evening, dejected. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Virginia Woolf She was dining with Renny and Maggie, who lived in one of the obscure little streets under the shadow of the Abbey. She walked on. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

James Joyce He approached timidly and knelt at the last bench in the body, thankful for the peace and silence and fragrant shadow of the church. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Gaston Leroux A shadow detached itself from it and glided under the staircase. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Ivan Turgenev I felt frozen, as though I had been thrust into the ice, up to my ears, and why? The Lord only knows! And I saw the shadow growing and growing, so it was running straight towards the barn. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

G. K. Chesterton The vicar was not surprised that the hairy, high-shouldered Mr. Ayres should throw a shadow looking like a shambling hunchback or a bristly, humped figure. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Elizabeth Gaskell Suddenly, while she thus doubted God, a shadow fell across her garments, on which her miserable eyes were bent. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Rudyard Kipling Then would Kim return soft-footed through the soft dust to his master under the shadow of a mango-tree or the thinner shade of a white Doon siris, to eat and drink at ease. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Wilkie Collins You have a nurse who is an impersonal creature — a shadow among shadows; a voice to speak to you, and a hand to help you, and nothing more. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

As she moved the sunlight that was over her papers, except for the light shadow that she herself cast, was totally obscured. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

If that life ever had any purpose or any aim outside itself I would have said that it threw a shadow across its path. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He certainly drew a little gasp—stretched out his hands, as though to thrust the shadow of some fear from him. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Walter Scott No, Adela. She is under the shadow of the British flag, and she shall experience its protection. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

George Gissing Ada had grown up to regard church-going as a sign of respectability, but without a shadow of religious faith. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Thomas Hardy On the blind was a shadow from somebody close inside it — a person in profile. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell I do not like you to rest even under the shadow of an impropriety; he would not know what to think of seeing you alone with a young man. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Over the lives borne from under the shadow of death there seems to fall the shadow of madness. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Did a shadow pass? Behind him the hollows under Skiddaw filled like wine in a jade bowl—but it was not the hollow valleys. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The shadow of an imputed crime was stretched between them. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And then there wouldn’t be anything left of me except my shadow in your eyes. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy Minute after minute passed by, perhaps ten minutes passed, and the shadow on the moon perceptibly widened. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

On many a night I have hauled at the braces under the shadow of that coast, envying, as sailors will, the people on shore sleeping quietly in their beds within sound of the sea. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Jacques Futrelle Slowly the prince’s eyes were darkening, and a shadow flitted across Miss Thorne’s face. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Behind this horseman, and partially thrown into the dark shadow of the trees, another man, similarly clad, was busied in tightening the girths of a horse, of great strength and size. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

He had no shadow of doubt that she would come to him instantly, in defiance of any other guardian or counseller. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Virginia Woolf But as a shadow fell next moment on the garden Mrs. Swithin loosed and lowered her fixed look and said: “It’s very unsettled. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

H.P. Lovecraft This, of course, must be Zadok Allen, the half-crazed, liquorish nonagenarian whose tales of old Innsmouth and its shadow were so hideous and incredible. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The earth in the carrot beards was fragrant and sweet in the darkness, and Rosemary was so high up in the load that she could hardly see the others in the long shadow between infrequent street lamps. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Victor Hugo It is effrontery in death to display its work; it offends all the calmness of shadow when it does its task outside its laboratory, the grave. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Rudyard Kipling Who’s there?” A shadow darkened the doorway, and a telegram was put into Hitchcock’s hand. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

William Makepeace Thackeray I did not wish that anyone should suppose that a shadow of self-interest could move me in any way. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

M. R. James The light was behind him, and he could see his own shadow clearly cast on the wall opposite. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

The angle of an old wood house, with towering roof and high-peaked gables, threw a depth of shadow at last across his road; a shadow black and rayless, darker for the white glisten of the moon around. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

H. Rider Haggard Still Leonard sat on, his face stony with grief, till at length a shadow fell upon him from above. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Morrison The corners of the room grew dusk again, and with the afternoon’s late light the table flung its shadow on that same place on the floor; so that she went and moved it toward the wall. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells And forthwith his mind went off at a tangent to her eyes under the shadow of her hat brim, and had to be lugged back by main force. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

John Galsworthy Yet, with hereditary tenacity, he stuck to the trail through vapour that blotted out everything but the shadow of the hunted man and the dim moon of the nearest lamp. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Bertram and Miss Skidoo coming up, they all stood grouped in the friendly shadow of an awning. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

D. H. Lawrence They went in silence under the even, faint darkness, in the darker shadow of the sandhills. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Abraham Merri Nearer and nearer it came, borne on the sparkling waves, and ever thinner shrank the protecting wall of shadow between it and us. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Nathaniel Hawthorne The shadow of a passing figure was now and then cast upon this medium, but with too vague an outline for even my adventurous conjectures to read the hieroglyphic that it presented. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Frances Hodgson Burnett There was but one tiny shadow in the world, which was the fear that Andrews would get well too quickly. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He ran races with himself along the gleam and shadow of the wood-paths. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

H. G. Wells A squabble about working on a Saturday afternoon, a squabble embittered by this universal shadow of miner’s phthisis that the masters were too incapable and too mean to prevent. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

He sometimes felt as if he were a ghost himself, gliding noiselessly in the walks of men, and wondered that the sun should cast a shadow from him. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Gaston Leroux His shadow mixed with the shadow of the shutter. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

H. G. Wells The shadow of Chaffery and his deceptions lay indeed across all these things, sometimes faint, sometimes dark and present. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Theodore Dreiser The drummer was feeling the shadow of something which was coming. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence Across, and in the delicate shadow of the early sun, stood the opposite Lungarno, the old flat houses, pink, or white, or grey stone, with their green shutters, some closed, some opened. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Marie Corelli An expression of deep pain swept like a shadow across the boy’s fair open brow. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Charles Dickens She put the shadow of a hand to her lips again, and recalled her. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Wilkie Collins It doesn’t matter! Once let my past story be known, and the shadow of it covers me; the kindest people shrink. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

D. H. Lawrence Across the hill, half-way up, ran a high hedge, that flung its black shadow finely across the molten glow of the sward. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

William Cowper But me perhaps The glowing hearth may satisfy a while With faint illumination, that uplifts The shadow to the ceiling, there by fits Dancing uncouthly to the quivering flame. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Robert Louis Stevenson The powers and the ground of friendship is a mystery; but, looking back, I can discern that, in part, we loved the thing he was, for some shadow of what he was to be. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Leon Trotsky He seemed more like the shadow of some other unrealized man, or rather like a poor sketch for an unfinished portrait. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Somehow, at sight of it, I found myself seeking the shadow just as he had done a short time before, and it was in one of the recesses made by a row of bay-trees that we came face to face. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Ford Madox Ford But Leonora could see that, without the shadow of a doubt, the incident gave Florence a hold over her. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Perhaps, therefore, the crocodile does not change, but all things else do: even the shadow of the pyramids grows less. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

George Meredith A shadow of the male Egoist is in the chamber of their brains overawing them. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Meredith Love moves with life along a darker way, They cast a shadow and they call it death: But rich is the fulfilment of their day; The purer passion and the firmer faith. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

Arthur Conan Doyle The sun was already sinking when I reached the summit of the hill, and the long slopes beneath me were all golden-green on one side and gray shadow on the other. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

H. Rider Haggard May my shadow be accursed and chilled to the bone for ever if it should fall to murdering like a bushman with his poisoned arrows!’ And he stalked away with much dignity, and left me laughing. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

There is a Rock, and nigh at hand, A shadow in a weary land, Who in that stricken Rock hath rest, Finds water gushing from its breast. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The shadow of a sneer lingered still about his thin lips. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

George Meredith For supposing him to blame himself, her power to cast a shadow of blame on him went from her, and therewith her vindication of her conduct. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

I was no bright lady’s shadow — not Miss de Bassompierre’s. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Virginia Woolf The shadow of a thrush crossed the carpet; from the deepest wells of silence the wood pigeon drew its bubble of sound. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

E. F. Benson Never had he looked more radiant, not a shadow of disappointment had come over his face when he inspected the casserole that had once contained his favourite dish, and found nothing left for him. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the intimidating shadow of the storm-cloud, Arlette stood irresolute for a moment, but it was to Peyrol, the man of mystery and power, that her thoughts turned. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

As she approached, the intense silence increased, while a shadow like that of a hand obscured the wavering and uncertain light. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle Or worse than a shadow — misery. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

H. G. Wells The shadow of the doorway fell athwart her face and she was near him. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

The shadow of the book would then throw into obscurity a half of the room, darkening a number of faces and figures; for besides the reader, eight other men were present. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Rudyard Kipling A shadow blundered out from between the tree-trunks, wheeled back, turned again grunting, and with a clatter on the bare ground dashed up almost within reach of his hand. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Mark Twain Toward 4 P.M. the other day I was gazing and worshiping as usual when I chanced to notice that shadow No. 1 was beginning to take itself something of the shape of the human profile. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Gissing Pure-minded she left her home, and, without a shadow on the purity of her thought, she entered the home of the man who had won so priceless a treasure. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

In her last illness she would always reproach her husband and children for their melancholy faces, even when that melancholy was, as she well knew, due to the approaching shadow of her own death. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Ford Madox Ford But the black shadow from one of the branches of the apple tree cut right across her face, which is all but invisible. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Janey reproached herself for her assumption of her mother’s treachery, but the suspicion lurked nevertheless like a shadow at the back of her mind. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Anna Katherine Green Granted that the shadow you saw was that of Oliver, and the stick he carried was the one under which Algernon succumbed, what is to hinder the following from, having occurred. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Slowly the pinnace nears us, gaily she hails us, and slowly she disappears beneath the shadow of our mighty bows. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

Edith Wharton He looked up, as if surprised at her precipitate entrance, but the shadow of anxiety had passed from his face, leaving it even, as she fancied, a little brighter and clearer than usual. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

It is sufficient amusement to them to sit on the steps, or lie about under the shadow of the trees, and neither say anything nor do anything, but simply breathe, and look at the sky and at each other. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

H. G. Wells The infinite futility! None of them seemed to feel the shadow of that giant’s need, that shadow of the future, that lay athwart their paths . The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Virginia Woolf Every tree is big with a shadow that is not the shadow of the tree behind it. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

When the sun was up I withdrew my shadow from your path. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

D. H. Lawrence When she came again like a shadow on the hearth, the lad repeated, complaining sulkily: “I canna see. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf These moments, however, were only the necessary shadow or chill which proved the substance of her bliss, and did not damage the radiance which seemed to rest equally upon the whole party. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Wilkie Collins So far, he is only a shadow in the form of a man. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anna Katherine Green And with this space and the double shadow between them, Alanson Black told Oliver Ostrander why the people had shouted: “We will have him yet. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells They tell of desolation passing like the shadow of an eclipse across the human scene. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Nathaniel Hawthorne So Pearl, who had enough of shadow in her own little life, chose to break off all acquaintance with this repining brook. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

George Gissing Denzil’s face was fully lighted by the fire; his friend’s received the shadow of an old-fashioned screen which Glazzard, finding the heat oppressive, had pulled forward a few minutes ago. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Henry James And now — NOW— with what use for freedom?” He looked steadily into her eyes, dark in the heavy shadow of her musty mourning-veil. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Anthony Trollope It was hardly in him to be jealous, even had there been a shadow of cause. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Rudyard Kipling Four days later I noticed that he had backed himself and his basket under the shadow of the shrubbery, and had tied an Isabella-coloured rag between two branches in order to make more shade. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson This soon carried one of my inexperience beyond her depth; and I had already remarked a shadow on the lady’s face, when a gentleman drew near and very civilly addressed me. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins It was as if a shadow from the curtained bed had got between his mind and the gayly printed letters — a shadow that nothing could dispel. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

D.H. Lawrence There, it seemed, in the glamorous snow, was the source of death, which fell down in great waves of shadow and rock, rushing to the level earth. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Cleve Verney, too, who stood so near the throne, was he happy? The shadow of care was cast upon him. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

I believe she then plainly saw events coming, whose very shadow I scarce guessed; yet of which the faint suspicion sufficed to impart unsettled sadness, and made me glad to change scene and society. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The night was pitch-black, a fierce squall had risen, and the rain was falling heavily as the chauffeur unlocked the gates and slipped like a shadow on to the high road. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Guy de Maupassan They sat down behind this slight embroidered wall, veiled also by the gray shadow of a rainy day. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

But the next day he took hold strongly, and the old folks felt a shadow — precursor of the grave — fall upon them finally. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

D. H. Lawrence Curious how like fires the heaps of lemons look, under the shadow of foliage, seeming to give off a pallid burning amid the suave, naked, greenish trunks. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

The stranger let the door swing softly to behind him, and stood beneath the shadow of the porch, not caring to advance any further, or to disturb the congregation by his presence. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sir Walter Scott The eastern sun, rising behind the old tower, flung its shadow far on the lake, darkening the deck of the galley, on which Captain Dalgetty now walked, waiting with some impatience the signal to land. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Thomas Hardy There could no longer be a shadow of doubt that if the first Mrs. Manston lived, her husband was ignorant of the fact. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

William Hope Hodgson Then, there is that dreadful, dark nebula (with its multitudes of red spheres) moving always within the shadow of the Dark Sun, sweeping along on its stupendous orbit, wrapped eternally in gloom. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence He felt himself as nothing, a shadow creeping under the sunshine. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle To a young soldier it might have seemed the shadow of the trees, but to me it was a troop of hussars, and, turn where I could, death seemed to be waiting for me. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Forced to admit that a shadow of disagreement had been lately visible between Mr. Leavenworth and one of his nieces, I threw the burden of it upon Eleanore, as the one best able to bear it. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Arnold Bennett As Edwin approached the bed he cast across Ingpen a shadow from the distant gas. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Then, Mrs. Smith — a woman with a shadow over her life. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

George MacDonald Many a shadow moved about her in the darkness, but as often as, with a certain inner eye which she had, she caught sight of one, she refused to regard it. Lilith by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope Now I find out my mistake — that is all!” “You have been mistaken — and without a shadow of excuse for your mistake. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Sarah Orne Jewett It had been growing gray and cloudy, like the first evening of autumn, and a shadow had fallen on the darkening shore. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

The shadow of approaching death seemed to hover about this feeble creature, separating him from his fellow-mortals. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Mr. Sheldon scrutinised her keenly from under the shadow of his thick black brows when he came home to dinner. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

For, as the sun was setting, we had drawn abreast of Cape Liant and dropped it behind us: an ominous retreating shadow in the last gleams of twilight. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

H. G. Wells What sort of a letter was it going to be? She had a shadow of fear in her mind. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

H. G. Wells The eastward sea was a featureless grey, dark and mysterious; and between the sea and the shadow the grey sands (of volcanic glass and crystals) flashed and shone like a beach of diamonds. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Abraham Merri And Kenton, waiting again, until he was but a shadow in the shining mists, followed. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

He passed it by, and in a few minutes had lost sight of it again, and was striding onward under the shadow of the forest, which already enclosed him. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

A strange emotion flashed across him; a new fear, too terrible even to be acknowledged to himself, which passed, like the shadow of a storm, across his anticipations, and filled him with inquietude. Lodore by Mary Shelley

It means silence as regards a past blotted by suggestions of crime; and apprehension concerning a future across which the shadow of prison walls must for so many years lie. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf Then, as she watched, light moved and dark moved; light and shadow went travelling over the hills and over the valleys. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

He could also see the shadow of two human beings sitting between him and the red glow. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

A shadow fell across the sunlight, and I looked up to see the man I was thinking of standing before me. Prester John by John Buchan

Its shadow has just passed across the curtain: in an hour we shall sup together. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Virginia Woolf A shadow was on the page; she looked up. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

H. Rider Haggard Notwithstanding his white dress, there was little chance of his being seen, for the shadow of the shed was dense and a fringe of rushes grew along the edge of the dike. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In the cottage lay the secret which was casting a shadow over my life. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

The shadow of the over-arching trees contracted, and I felt helpless and forsaken; and glancing down the torn leaf, Doctor Bryerly’s address met my eye, between my fingers. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Nathaniel Hawthorne Her shadow had faded across the threshold. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yet he could not but notice that every now and then, especially at any reference to the future, her tone grew graver and a shadow passed across her face. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Anna Katherine Green The shadow of some person at his back had fallen across the lid of the box as he was closing it. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green