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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Overshadow \O`ver*shad"ow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overshadowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Overshadowing. ] [Cf. Overshade. ] 1. To throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; to obscure. [1913 Webster] There was a cloud that overshadowed them. --Mark ix. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as more important than. --Milton. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the festival. [PJC]