What does the word overshadow mean?

Usage examples for overshadow

  1. So, as time went on, the use of magic words became of greater and greater importance, until, to modern eyes, it seemed to overshadow all else in the Egyptian conception of life after death. – The Egyptian Conception of Immortality by George Andrew Reisner
  2. But at all times, as Mrs. Colwood soon began to realize, there was but a thin line of division between her gayety and some inexplicable sadness, some unspoken grief, which seemed to rise upon her and overshadow her, like a cloud tangled in the woods of spring. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. It was a thing that would keep,- a thing, at any rate, that need not overshadow him night and morning. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope