v. throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; obscure; cover with a superior influence
His recent death would overshadow the family gathering.
Sentence in Classic:
During the first weeks of his stay in Petersburg Prince Andrew felt the whole trend of thought he had formed during his life of seclusion quite overshadowed by the trifling cares that engrossed him in that city.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At certain moments, all these beings of the past, returned and present, formed a circle around him, and overshadowed him; then he thought of Cosette, and recovered his serenity; but nothing less than this felicity could have sufficed to efface that catastrophe.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
And then so short a time had elapsed since the death of poor Valentine, and the gloom which overshadowed the house was so recent, that no one wondered to see the father so absorbed in his professional duties, which were the only means he had of dissipating his grief.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context