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shadowland

[shad-oh-land] /ˈʃæd oʊˌlænd/
noun
1.
a land or region of shadows, phantoms, unrealities, or uncertainties:
the shadowland of imagination.
Origin of shadowland
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; shadow + -land
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  • She knew that she was just a woman, after all, and he was a man, and the Dukedom had gone into shadowland.

  • We will follow soon the others who have gone to the shadowland.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington
  • Reprinted from shadowland, a magazine, by permission of the publishers and the author.

  • 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
  • Not a Doomsman set out upon his long journey to the shadowland but that a Southron was forced to bear him company.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • Kutoyis did many other high deeds before he departed to the shadowland, and when he went he left sorrow in many lodges.

  • He was trying to soothe wounds, cheer troubled spirits, and give courage to those who had been so long in shadowland.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter
  • 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
  • The downright hard-nailed coffin fact was there; the wealthiest man in the country had flown away to shadowland a common Mr.!

  • And it was very wonderful to Christopher, also, to find himself in the sunshine at last after so many years of shadowland.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
Word Origin and History for shadowland
n.

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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