OVERSHADOW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERSHADOW
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 v.  throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; obscure; cover with a superior influence
Classic Sentence:
1  Because to-morrow, Haidee, you will be free; you will then assume your proper position in society, for I will not allow my destiny to overshadow yours.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
2  Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIV.
3  My tears flow; my mind is overshadowed by a cloud of disappointment.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
4  His fame, though still on its upward slope, already overshadowed the soberer reputations of his fellow-clergymen, eminent as several of them were.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
5  Presently black night overshadowed our enthusiast, who had so entirely missed his part of copying-clerk at a police-office; some vast object seemed to be thrown over him.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
6  In the dark hours which followed, that awful fact overshadowed even her father's slow and difficult dying.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  The long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distances.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
8  As the days wore on, and no ill news came, as the day closed in and darkness fell, my overshadowing dread of being disabled by illness before to-morrow morning altogether mastered me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LIII
9  There was a large beech-tree overshadowing the place, and the small, sharp, triangular beech-nuts lay scattered thickly on the ground.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
10  Yet therewith many a diverse-worded counsel is for Turnus, and the great name of the queen overshadows him, and he rises high in renown of trophies fitly won.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK ELEVENTH
Example Sentence:
1  Her interest in politics began to overshadow her desire to be a poet.
2  Fears for the President's safety could overshadow his peace-making mission.
3  His recent death would overshadow the family gathering.
4  Despite her professional success, she was always overshadowed by her husband.
5  Karen has always felt overshadowed by her famous elder sister.