verb (used with object)
Origin of overshadow
Examples from the Web for overshadow
But feverish speculation and the constant patter of Vaudevillian innuendo came to overshadow more serious business.Francois Hollande Announces Breakup with First Lady Valerie Trierweiler|Tracy McNicoll|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adraee's stellar performance may overshadow his actual message so I have taken the time to break it down for you.
The rap on college athletic programs is that they are corrupt, overshadow academic study, and do a disservice to student-athletes.College Sports Programs Don’t Deserve the Bad Rap They Routinely Receive|Michael Tomasky|March 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The notion that something fun and relaxing can also be healthy is extremely enticing, and may overshadow alcohol's drawbacks.
Yet spend time with her and the myth of Odessa's past comes to overshadow the present.
The Moros were fearful lest the creature escape and continue to overshadow their barrio.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy|Florence Partello Stuart
On its extreme end an oak stretched forward, as if to overshadow with its branches a spot which its roots were forbidden to enter.The Pioneers|James Fenimore Cooper
There are phases in which something seems to overshadow the scene.In Mesopotamia|Martin Swayne
The cloud of fearful blackness which was to overshadow the nation soon broke upon us in His Majesty's illness.The Ladies|E. Barrington
It was a thing that would keep,—a thing, at any rate, that need not overshadow him night and morning.Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope
Old English ofersceadwian "to cast a shadow over, obscure;" see over + shadow (v.). It was used to render Latin obumbrare in New Testament, as were Middle High German überschatewen, Middle Dutch overschaduwen, Gothic ufarskadwjan. Figurative sense is from 1580s. Related: Overshadowed; overshadowing.