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[shad-oh-land] /ˈʃæd oʊˌlænd/
a land or region of shadows, phantoms, unrealities, or uncertainties:
the shadowland of imagination.
Origin of shadowland
First recorded in 1815-25; shadow + -land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Far away in shadowland Josiah heard those words, "There lived no greater gentleman."

    Beyond The Rocks Elinor Glyn
  • We will follow soon the others who have gone to the shadowland.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington
  • He was neither asleep nor awake, but in the shadowland somewhere between.

  • Reprinted from shadowland, a magazine, by permission of the publishers and the author.

  • It was a man, a thief, just like the man to-night, who had first brought her here into this shadowland of crime.

    The White Moll Frank L. Packard
  • You see him only when the sunlight is on the face; you don't see him when he is in shadowland.

    Think Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  • Kutoyis did many other high deeds before he departed to the shadowland, and when he went he left sorrow in many lodges.

  • We were often reminded of this supreme advantage as we saw passing into shadowland the robed figure of an upright man.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • Nay—more sordid than the romantic wickedness of shadowland—it had even removed those couches and tables!

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • The downright hard-nailed coffin fact was there; the wealthiest man in the country had flown away to shadowland a common Mr.!

Word Origin and History for shadowland

also shadow-land, 1821, "abode of ghosts and spirits," from shadow (n.) + land (n.). From 1923 as "indeterminate place."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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