The standard scan emits a broad beam that passes through the body before landing on film, casting shadowlike
For enslaved women and boys, however, the shadowlike
humanity assigned to them by their masters meant that they had to negotiate complicated sexual encounters with the free in situations that underscored their servile status and lacked legal protection or recourse.
Far from the light of Him Vanish'd shadowlike
Gods & Goddesses, Leaving the terrible Pele alone, till Kapiolani Braving her priesthood Clomb the mountain, Dipt to the crater, Called on the Maker of Earth & of Heaven, and Into the flame-lake Flung the berries And crush'd the Demon Of Hawa-ee-ee.
A unique facet of Shehabi's detached lyricism is that the characters who populate this volume move in delicate gestures, shadowlike
and ephemeral, as in "Requiem for Arrival":
These scenes are rendered in darkness and emphasize stealth and other willful qualities, and with suggestive comments like Joe's talent for slipping out "with the shadowlike
agility of a cat" (170), the narrator shapes reader's perceptions, the criminal pose suggesting the archetypes of the "rebellious child" and "the thief in the night.
Whereas the female nude highlights the form's curves and outline, the veiled, cloaked bodies are silhouette, shadowlike
The fire threw up figures And symbols meanwhile, racial myths formed and dissolved in it, the phantom rulers of humanity That without being are yet more real than what they are born of, and without shape, shape that which makes them: The nerves and the flesh go by shadowlike
, the limbs and the lives shadowlike
, these shadows remain, these shadows To whom temples, to whom churches, to whom labors and wars, visions and dreams are dedicate.
It is partly the lack of this knowledge--the possession of which would establish a ground of sympathy on the part of civilized men--that makes the Indian race so shadowlike
and unreal to our conception" (11:370-71).
They might continue to live, but they continue to live in a diminutive, shadowlike
Luan is keen for the surgery to happen as soon as possible, to rid her of the constant nagging doubts and, hopefully, to draw a line under her cancer experience, an experience which has hung over her shadowlike
all her life, even though she was unaware.
loom abstract and shadowlike
, suggesting the permanence of the nonhuman.
smoky grays and mauves merge with the opulence of aubergine and mulberry to provide a range of colors that aim to evoke precious, antiquelike qualities touched with an air of faded mystery.