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shadow

noun (SMALL AMOUNT)    /ˈʃæd.əʊ/ US  /-oʊ/
[S] a small amount: It is a tragic story, but there is a shadow of hope. There isn't a shadow of doubt that you've made the right decision.Words meaning small pieces and amounts beyond/without a shadow of a doubt C2 If something is true beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is no doubt that it is true: This is without a shadow of a doubt the best film I've seen all year.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
(Definition of shadow noun (SMALL AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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