in the shadow of (someone or something)

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in the shadow of (someone or something)

1. Given less attention or considered as less notable, important, or successful compared to someone else. He's been in the shadow of his father for his entire political career.
2. Living with the constant fear, anxiety, or painful memory of something. Residents have had to live in the shadow of the war for nearly a decade now.
See also: of, shadow

in/under the ˈshadow of


1 very close to: The new market is in the shadow of the City Hall.
2 when you say that somebody is in/under the shadow of another person, you mean that they do not receive as much attention as that person: Most of her childhood had been spent in the shadow of her elder sister.
See also: of, shadow
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Antony said as he stood on a red carpet in the shadow of the giant ship which was launched from a dry-dock in the city of Kochi and later pulled out into the harbour by tug boats.
AADC," 14 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, 313 (2000); Susan Dente Ross, "In the Shadow of Terror: The Illusive First Amendment Rights of Aliens," 6 Comm.
This one had 0-0 draw written all over it until Molloy, who has been forced to live in the shadow of Glen Crowe recently, jinked inside Ray Kenny at the edge of the box and drilled a shot into the far bottom corner on 54 minutes.