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.
Such films often have been based on public records, news accounts and historians' views - a top-down perspective that casts millions of individuals scattered across small Southern towns as little more than extras in the shadow of history makers.
Too long in the shadow of Honda, Acura has pledged to challenge buyers with strong visual appeal and driving dynamics a la BMW.