Phrases with "shadow"

Wilkie Collins When I saw my shadow on the hillside, I saw the Golden Calf as an integral part of me, bearing this inscription in letters of flame — “Here’s another of them!” November 30th. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Alphonse Daudet The caravan halted, and held a council in the broken shadow of an old fig-tree. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

No calumny had ever cast a shadow over those graves. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Frances Hodgson Burnett His soul oddly withdrew itself into a far remoteness as he walked away and Piccadilly became a shadow and a dream. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

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

And what should they do but go to watch the graveyard on St. Mark’s Eve, to see the other’s shadow pass!” “Together?” “No; but they met there. Watching on St. Mark’s Eve by Ellen Wood [1868]

Andrew Lang Mr. Tylor next examines the savage and other names for the ghost-soul, such as shadow (umbra), breath (spiritus), and he gives cases in which the shadow of a man is regarded as equivalent to his life. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

George Meredith She could not bear concealment, or doubt, or a shadow of dishonesty; and he, gaining force of soul to join with hers, took her hands and related the contents of the letter fully. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Somehow, she felt that under his measured talk there was at least some shadow of the knowledge which she desired to gain. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

D.H. Lawrence Gradually, like the shadow on a dial, the knowledge that it was time to rise and go crept upon them. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

The profound stillness, and the sudden pause which the shadow made as I inconsiderately stumbled in my hesitation, assured me that I was right in attributing a sinister motive to this encounter. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Algernon Blackwood The swift messenger was certainly not LeVallon. Le–Vallon, indeed, was but a shadow cast before this glad, bright visitant. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Thomas Hardy Newson’s shadow passed the window. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling A shadow of a hawk upon the fields was not more without noise than the devil-carriage of Yunkum Sahib. It was here: it was there: it was gone: and the rapport was made, and there was trouble. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells Then I saw the shadow of my aeroplane keeping a fixed distance before me and very steady, and the turf as it seemed streaming out behind it. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Robert Louis Stevenson This was by a little shrunken brook in a deep channel of mud on the far side of which, in a thicket of low trees, all full of moths of shadow and butterflies of sun, we lay down to await her ladyship. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

To crown the whole pleasant catalogue, I was worn to a shadow by a constant diarrhoea, and consumed as much opium as would have done credit to my father-inlaw [Thomas De Quincey]. Memories and Studies by William James

An hour later Lady Maulevrier’s travelling carriage stood ready in the stable yard, in the deep shadow of wall and gables. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

He got the shadow of a smile on to his countenance. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Theodore Dreiser It depends on how long you want us to shadow him in case there is no evidence the first few days. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Allan Poe And the door whereupon the shadow rested was, if I remember aright, over against the feet of the young Zoilus enshrouded. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells He was re-reading these first adumbrations of disaster with a sinking heart, reading the shadow of death more and more perceptibly into them, reading to occupy his mind until further news should come. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The shadow of his wickedness is enough. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Henry James He tells me he’s but the shadow of what he used to be. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Wilkie Collins With perfect composure she drew the chair back into the corner of the room beyond the window and seated herself, keeping the shadow of her bonnet well over her face. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

For a kiss also is but the shadow of ecstasy. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Nathaniel Hawthorne The savage lieth in wait for us in the dismal shadow of the woods. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Oscar Wilde Standing under the shadow of the doorway, at the extreme end of the room, he saw a little figure watching him. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Descend from the sphere where you now are; leave the crystal sky, O comforting spirit, and cast upon my heart the shadow of your great wings. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Charles Dickens It was as if a shadow from the curtained bed had got between his mind and the gaily printed letters — a shadow that nothing could dispel. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

He saw a woman standing under the shadow of the gold mohur tree. Burmese Days by George Orwell

M. P. Shiel It was after dinner; the one lamp in the apartment left in shadow the portraits on the wainscot; in a chamber near lay the body. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

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

My body you have cast into a sleep, and it knows not that the shadow is here; nor, when it wakes, will the brain be aware of one reminiscence of the words that you utter or the words that you hear. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

As I said, the light in the carriage was very dim, and the shadow was deepest where Lucille lay. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. Phillips Oppenheim Walks in his master’s shadow and fancies himself a diplomatist. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Within hail of us the hull of the Elbe lightship floated all dark and silent under its enormous round, service lantern; a faithful black shadow watching the broad estuary full of lights. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

James Joyce We waited to see whether she would remain or go in and, if she remained, we left our shadow and walked up to Mangan’s steps resignedly. Dubliners by James Joyce

E. F. Benson The shadow from the valley still lay over it, but its face was set towards the living. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Ann Radcliffe As she was rising to depart, she perceived a shadow move along at some distance; she stood still to observe it. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arnold Bennett And then the old man with the watch drew a black bag from the shadow behind him and entrusted it to Chirac, who accepted it with a profound deference and hid it. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Willa Cather Pale, grim — you were a sight!” Thea leaned back into the shadow of the rock room and warmed her hands over the coals. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Edith Wharton Now and then she flung back the cowl of melancholy and laughed life in the eye; but next moment she was in shadow again, and her muffled thoughts had given us the slip. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

There was no very palpable evidence of emotion in that stolid countenance; but across the wooden blankness of the woman’s face flitted a transient shadow, which was like the shadow of fear. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

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]

It was as if a shadow had detached itself from the shed wall and melted away into the deeper blackness under the trees behind. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Abraham Merri The shadow dropped over it and hid it. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

A shadow fell at once across her face, and she replied sadly. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

George Meredith The shadow of the scandal had checked a few shifty sensations rising now and then of their own accord, and had laid them, with the lady’s benign connivance. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Arthur Conan Doyle The wooden fence which separated the grounds from the road threw a dense black shadow upon the inner side, and here it was that we crouched. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Nathaniel Hawthorne This question, owing to the depth of shadow beneath the porch, no one could satisfactorily answer. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

William Shakespeare Yet seem’d it winter still, and you away, As with your shadow I with these did play. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sometimes he raves of a shadow on the wall of his cell. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

D. H. Lawrence There was a sudden foaming rush, and the bride like a sudden surf-rush, floating all white beside her father in the morning shadow of trees, her veil flowing with laughter. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

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

Edith Wharton Lansing drew back into the shadow as the motor swept up to the house. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

A shadow had crossed her brow, which had, for a moment, become serene again at the announcement of Pierre’s arrival. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

His shadow was beside him now, short and nimble. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

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

Virginia Woolf All is real; all is firm without shadow or illusion. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

He had not waited long before a tall figure turned the corner, and Bruno’s shadow fell upon the slope. Signa by Ouida

Victor Hugo The indistinctness of evening intermixed and blurred them; the mask of shadow was over their faces. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

It is scarcely necessary to explain, that of this feeling of Lady Isabel’s Barbara knew nothing; not a shadow of suspicion had ever penetrated to her mind that Lady Isabel was jealous of her. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

I recognised him without the shadow of a doubt. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

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]

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]

George Eliot The glimpse of a tall black figure sending a shadow over him brought his bewildered fear to a climax, and a loud crying sob sent the big tears rolling. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Thomas Hardy And has this anything to do with what I saw at Lord Luxellian’s?’ ‘What did you see?’ ‘I saw the shadow of yourself putting a cloak round a lady. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

George Meredith So are these young ones unfolded, shade by shade; and a shade is all the difference with them; they can teach the poet to marvel at the immensity of vitality in ‘the shadow of a shade. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Rudyard Kipling No matter — we know the tricks of the poor stupid carcassshadow changing to another shadow. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

D. H. Lawrence Shops down the Long Row were deep in obscurity, and the shadow was full of colour. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

She looked round the beautiful room which had become to her a place of so many memories, and as she did so a shadow came over her face. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

The jetty itself, under the shadow of the bank overgrown by drooping bushes, was hidden in darkness. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

George Gissing Yet persons like Mrs. Delph, who kept themselves in shadow and spoke only with simple kindness, knew well how unassuming Cecily was, and with what deference she spoke when good feeling dictated it. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Yet as we looked a shadow seemed to rise out of the ground before us; it came closer, and as it came it took human shape. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

John Galsworthy They were almost Forsytes. They would never grasp a shadow and miss a substance. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

But sorrow and sickness are great refiners if they are not beautifiers, and they had combined to temper down Rebecca Levitt’s country homeliness until she was but a shadow of her former self. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Sir Walter Scott He had engaged with the King for a certain term, and, till that was expired, his principles would not permit any shadow of changing. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

My first order “Hard alee!” re-echoed ominously under the towering shadow of Koh-ring as if I had shouted in a mountain gorge. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

The shadow form of Crystalman had drawn much closer to him, and filled the whole sky, but it was not a shadow of darkness, but a bright shadow. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle When I first caught sight of them they were standing rather behind it, as if they were not anxious to be seen, but as we came nearer they emerged from its shadow and walked forward to meet us. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

By bog, road, rath, hillside, sea-border they gather in all shapes: headless women, men in armour, shadow hares, fire-tongued hounds, whistling seals, and so on. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Bram Stoker I kept my eyes fixed on Lucy, as did Van Helsing, and we saw a spasm as of rage flit like a shadow over her face. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Julian Hawthorne Some shadow of grief, some incubus of fear or calamity, seemed to overwhelm him, and impose silence. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Arthur Conan Doyle Here they were at a crisis in their fate, with the shadow of death above them, and yet their minds were all absorbed in some personal grievance so slight that they could hardly put it into words. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

He talked a little disjointedly, with the uncertain swaying of a shadow on his thoughts, as if the light of his mind had flickered like an expiring lamp. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Meredith Why had he come? to persuade the squire to control my father? Nothing but that would suffer itself to be suggested, though conjectures lying in shadow underneath pressed ominously on my mind. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Again I saw the shadow flicker past the moonlit patch on the wall opposite the window. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

A shadow fell on the secretary’s face. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

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

Then we went to live in the country for a year, and that stress of toil, with the shadow of failure darkening all, fell from me like the horror of an evil dream. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

If I looked up, I saw scenes which were familiar to me in my happier time and which I had contemplated but the day before in the company of her who was now but a shadow and a recollection. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

George Gissing Assured that there was no shadow of hope, he withdrew, having looked closely at Emma, who now stood a little apart, her hands held together before her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Yet I own my heart quaked, my pulse leaped, when I suddenly heard breathing and rustling, and turning, saw in the deep shadow of the steps a deeper shadow still — a shape that moved and descended. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells He walked into the centre of the light, and his shadow drew together black and sharp to a little blot at his feet. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Now, is my conduct clear to you? If not, imagine me all that is villanous, save in one point, where you are concerned, and not a shadow of mystery will remain. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

And it was these narrow-minded people who so turned the world against religion, for they made of it a deadly Upas tree, beneath whose shadow were to die so much of the joy and happiness of life. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

William Makepeace Thackeray The reader, no doubt, remembers the awful passage in “Peter Schlemihl,” where the little gentleman purchases the shadow of that hero—“Have the kindness, noble sir, to examine and try this bag. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

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]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle His own lamp was unlit, but a dim glimmer came from a moving taper, and a long black shadow travelled down the wall. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell Up above our heads rose the enormous walls — the far-extending shadow of Rome; for never did the French build such a mighty structure; it seemed like a growth of the solid rock itself. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Jules Verne The projectile, immerged in the conical shadow of the satellite, experienced the action of the solar rays no more than any of its invisible points. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There was some shadow of an attempt of this kind in the mode of celebrating the day on which the political year of the colony commenced. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

There was so foul a rumor in the air, The shadow of a Presence so atrocious; No human creature could have feasted there, Even the most ferocious. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

No one took notice in any way of the chuckling within the shadow of the hood. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

G. K. Chesterton For all of them it seemed as if a shadow had fallen across all that shining array. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

The shadow had now altogether uncovered it. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

D. H. Lawrence There it stood, pink and white, like a flower in the little clearing, backed by blackish evergreen oaks; and the shadow of afternoon was already washing over its pillar bases. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

The shadow drew nearer to him, with a strange gliding motion. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing A shadow across the still features told her of another’s presence. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

T. E. Lawrence It was an immodest presumption: it is not yet: clear if I succeeded: but it is clear that I had no shadow of leave to engage the Arabs, unknowing, in such hazard. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith At sunrise Barto Rizzo was standing under the shadow of the Duomo. Luigi passed him and went to Zotti’s house, where the letter was placed in his hand, and the door shut in his face. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle Scourges should fall and penance be done for many a long week before the shadow of that day should pass from Waverley. But meanwhile there was no effort to bring them back to their rule. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Andrew Lang They were all gathered round the heap of pink cushions on which the baby lay asleep, when a shadow seemed to fall between them and the sun, while a cold wind blew through the room. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim Always he was oppressed with the same memory—the shadow of it brooded over him, chilling all his thoughts, wrapping him in a cloak of ceaseless depression. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

He would have liked to see the face of any one; but the time passed by and not even a shadow could be detected behind the curtain; not even a servant passed across the courtyard. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

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]

She was looking up stealthily under his hand, that lay over her like a shadow on water; he was still gazing right away. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Abraham Merri He knew now that he did not; that he had no shadow of remorse for what he had done. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Victor Hugo Was it ever anything? Had it ever occurred? Could it be said that a shadow had floated between Gwynplaine and Dea? Dea did not know of it, nor Gwynplaine either. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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

Marjorie Bowen Again he walked on rapidly, until, at the corner of a quiet street, a man with bent shoulders and dressed in black stepped from the shadow of a building. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Every sound in the ravine was hushed; and the darkening sky seemed to cast the shadow of an everlasting night into the eyes of the dying man. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

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]

It was midnight; heavy clouds floated in the sky, obliterating my shadow on the earth by their own black shadows. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Abraham Merri Fool that I was not to have told her then, under the shadow of the ancient symbol. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

William Morris And when he had the rock and the fountain and the stream clear before him, lo! a child of Adam sitting beside the fountain under the shadow of the rock. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Finally Henry ceased and stood with the sword in hand and raised as if to strike, surveying the shadow on the wall threateningly. The Shadows on the Wall by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Kate Chopin She was quite composed, as she idly stroked the satiny coat of the cat that lay curled in her lap, and she occasionally sent a slow glance into the shadow where her companion sat. Short stories by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells It chanced that the face was towards me; the sightless eyes seemed to watch me; there was the faint shadow of a smile on the lips. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Just one little mistake, Mr. Larose, and then his mask will drop off, and you will see in your last waning consciousness, that all along your shadow has been death. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Wilkie Collins As their voices ceased Madame Fosco’s shadow darkened the blind again. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

It was enough for me to sail in and out of the patches of shadow that fell from the moon right above our heads. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

She sat working diligently and thinking deeply, when a shadow came between her and the sunshine and on looking up she saw Mr. Wendover standing before her. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

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]

May your footsteps be fortunate, and your shadow never be less!’ And then saying, ’Bismillah! in the name of God!’ we were helped off our horses with all due respect. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Wilkie Collins A shadow of annoyance passed over her face when she saw that the place was occupied. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The ladies entered the deep shadow of the trees. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Walter Scott I am, indeed, no shadow — I am a much-injured man, come to demand rights which have been unjustly withheld from me. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Wilkie Collins A gallery at this end of the hall threw its shadow over the hindermost benches and the gangway by which they were approached. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell The mill loomed high on the left-hand side of the windows, casting a shadow down from its many stories, which darkened the summer evening before its time. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Robert Green Ingersoll When the farmer leaves home and goes to some distant field to work, a shadow of fear is upon his heart all day, and a like shadow rests upon all at home. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

The doors of the condemned cell had been opened for me and the shadow of the scaffold was no longer near. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

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]

T. E. Lawrence I rode with my troop to Tafas, hoping to occupy a shadow position beyond it and fight a retiring action till the rest came up. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George MacDonald The shadow of my house would have hidden you, but both its doors were open. Lilith by George MacDonald

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was no shadow of kindliness or regret in the face of the donor. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

D. H. Lawrence He was having a good time, as young fellows will in a place like Blackpool. And underneath it all was a shadow for her. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The persistent faint shadow of the staircase distracted him; it hung on the side of the pit and the hall to which it led seemed to be part of the cliff. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Maria Edgeworth Captain Sunderland pressed forward; but was stopped by Lady Delacour. “Avaunt, thou real lover!” cried she: “none but the shadow of a man can hope to approach the visionary maid. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

She was so young, prosperous, admired, and beloved, that it was difficult to account for the dim shadow of trouble that clouded her glorious eyes. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

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]

H. G. Wells Far away, down a long declivity, was the opening of the tunnel up which we had fled, and my shadow reached towards it, stretched towards it, and touched it, like a finger of the night. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Edith Wharton As they paused there, a shadow fell across one of the terrace windows, and Owen Leath stepped whistling into the room. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In his the shadow of an awful fear remained. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Wilkie Collins Mind! I have no reason — not the shadow of a reason — for believing that she is still a living creature. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Julian Hawthorne See how Nature seeks to make the awful symbol of destiny into a plaything for her own beautiful idleness! How fearlessly the light and shadow rest upon it! Yet it is bloodstained. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

But that gave no relief, no shadow of relief, to the misery which was now consuming me. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

H. Rider Haggard Now he grasped the door-posts to steady himself, and his shadow fell upon the white face of his mother and the old carline at her feet. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Guy de Maupassant All at once I thought I noticed a shadow gliding past, quite near me. On the River (Sur l’Eau) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

H. G. Wells Many things had happened in the north, and the shadow of them was back again between us, and this time it was not so easily dispelled. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

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]

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]

He stood in its narrow shadow for a while, then went on toward a great forty-foot papier mâché sphinx that loomed up in the distance. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

A sort of shadow of Cuckoo’s hard little domineering manner had come back to her. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

At that instant, however, he saw on the wall of rock that hollowed on his right hand, a red and lurid light, in the midst of which fantastically bobbed hither and thither the gigantic shadow of a man. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

John, who sat within the shadow of the window-curtains, lolling against them, and creasing their delicate folds with the heavy pressure of his broad back, was utterly unconscious of all this. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Bram Stoker I have not a shadow of doubt that he will want to be one with us in this. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

While I paused to conjecture whether my servant was yet up to attend to the door, and which of my patients was the most likely to summon me at so unseasonable an hour, a shadow darkened my window. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

D. H. Lawrence Her soul flew straight back to the medieval times, when the monks of God held the learning of men and imparted it within the shadow of religion. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

It is like the shadow of twilight, spreading slowly and solemnly around. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Gaston Leroux Suddenly he felt the blood pound at his temples, for the line of the open window grew larger, increased, and the shadow of a man gradually rose on the balcony. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Wilkie Collins A spasm of inner pain showed the shadow of its mysterious passage, outwardly on his face. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

M. P. Shiel Once I saw Hannah’s shadow at a window; she must have stayed there five long minutes. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

The lady rose, in a soft floating way; tall, black-haired — but a blackness with a dull rich shadow through it. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Willa Cather Certainly she had more good will than confidence toward the world, and the bravado of her smile could not conceal the shadow of an unrest that was almost discontent. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

But the golden shadow by the door was empty of her. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

She had flitted out, a shadow herself, attracted by the reckless shadow waiting under the wall of her home. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Kate Chopin There rested no shadow of care upon his open countenance. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

D. H. Lawrence During her first marriage, she had not existed, except through him, he was the substance and she the shadow running at his feet. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Nasturtiums were coming out crimson under the cool green shadow of their leaves. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Evening comes, and the shadow sweeps the green over the mantelpiece; the ruffled surface of ocean. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

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]

D.H. Lawrence Looking up, out of the heavy shadow that lay in the cleft, I could see, right in the sky, grey rocks shining transcendent in the pure empyrean. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Rudyard Kipling Its chief inhabitants to-day are Zum and Ohim, birds and wild beasts, but the stately ruins thereof give a shadow of its beauty while it flourished in its pride. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Pretty work reading these photographs! You see that shadow there; that’s cast by the photographer’s own plane. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Wilkie Collins In a fortnight more we three were back in London, and the shadow was stealing over us of the struggle to come. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing But near the front sat Mrs. Ascott Larkfield, a dazzling figure, and, at some distance, her daughter Mrs. Carnaby, no shadow of gloom upon her handsome features. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Edith Wharton He glanced musingly about the dim room, in which the shadow of the cloister made an early dusk. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

I did so just in time to catch a glimpse of a figure emerging from the shadow of a tall building. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Nowhere about them now, however, was there even a shadow in the mist to betray the presence of another ship. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

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

George Meredith Alarm lest this might be another of her moods, victim of moods as she had latterly been, was a shadow armed with a dart playing round her to find the weak spot. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell The fire was always kept up to a wasteful size, and the dancing blaze and the partial light of candles left much in shadow that was best ignored in such a disorderly family. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

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]

Anthony Trollope Some shadow of the grief which would surely fall upon the young man now fell upon the father, and caused him almost to repent of the work of his life. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

It sprang upon them in its fulness with a swift retreat of the great shadow when the sun, clearing the ridge, looked down, hot and dry, with a devouring glare like the eye of an enemy. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

This was the image of her vengeance, the vague and uncertain shadow that had filled her girlish dreams ever since the great sorrow of her father’s death had fallen upon her. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Theodore Dreiser There’s a shadow about your eyes, too, which gives your face much this same character. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser