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1A place in shadow.
- ‘But the only known Mandrake tree in existence is in the centre of the shadowlands.’
- ‘He also offers ‘Shadowland,’ presenting himself not as self-righteous doomsayer but as a mortal man wandering a hard place, ‘a heartbroken pilgrim in the shadowland.’’
- 1.1usually shadowlands An indeterminate borderland between places or states, typically represented as an abode of ghosts and spirits.‘I could hear voices laughing in the shadowlands of my recall’
- ‘For then he would place obstacles in their path, conjuring up dragons of the mind or unleashing the bandits who haunted the unpatrolled shadowlands through which ran the trade route linking the Ganga to the peninsula's capitals.’
- ‘But every culture also has its shadowlands - inhabited by those who suffer no less, but who are cast as disturbing ‘others’ who are marginal, threatening, uncontained.’
- ‘And in that shadowland we must try to live the metaphor.’
- ‘‘I called it the blue shadowlands,’ he recalls.’
- ‘Both were possessed of massive majorities in Parliament and both believed the opposition to be a spent force, vanquished to the political shadowlands.’
- ‘Now more than ever the profession needs strong inspired leadership to rescue it from the shadowlands.’
- ‘It's the shadowland of sex and fame, the alternative world for those who can't act or can't wait.’
- ‘Now, like that other great neglected postwar British playwright Edward Bond, Barker exists in the shadowlands because he tells us what we do not want to hear in ways that we find difficult to swallow.’
- ‘Once we enter the residential lobby we encounter the city's shadowland of mirage.’
- ‘First, there's an intriguing story, with a fantasy world split between humans and inhumans, and two interweaving plot lines that slip between the pastoral realms of the former and the harsh shadowlands of the latter.’
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