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  • n  spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun
    he was wearing a pair of mirrored shades
  • n  relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
  • n  a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
  • n  protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
    they used umbrellas as shades
  • n  a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    don't argue about shades of meaning
  • n  a position of relative inferiority
  • n  a slight amount or degree of difference
  • n  a mental representation of some haunting experience
  • n  a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
  • v  cast a shadow over
  • v  represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • v  protect from light, heat, or view
  • v  vary slightly
  • v  pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree

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News & Articles

  • Brad Pitt, '50 Shades of Grey' and Mary J. Blige all make this week's Pop Ten
    Kelly Rowland, "50 Shades! The Musical," "Monsters University" and Brad Pitt in "World War Z" are in Pop 10.
    June 15, 2013 - The Sun Press
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Jensen Ackles as Christian Grey
    Jensen Ackles just welcomed a baby girl with his wife a few days ago, but could he be in the running for another role as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie? Ackles currently stars on the hit TV show, Supernatural , but some Fifty Shades fans are eager to see him star alongside other fan favorite, Felicity Jones, as showcased in another fan-made trailer for the not-yet-casted movie ...
    June 14, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • ‘50 Shades’ musical parody not just for fans
    DOWNTOWN AKRON — Fans of the “Fifty Shades” book trilogy — and even those who may have no interest in the steamy novels — will find something to love in “50 Shades: The Musical,” according to cast member Emily Eden.
    June 13, 2013 - West Side Leader & South Side News Leader

  • Bob McDonnell in Washington Post (blog)
    I'm concerned about the whole idea of carrying papers and always having to be able to prove your citizenship,he said at the time. "That brings up some shades of some other regimes that weren't necessarily helpful to democracy."
  • David Miliband in
    One of Mr Balls' rivals, David Miliband, the shadow foreign secretary, said that he wanted the party to be the "home of all shades of centre and centre-left opinion" opposing the coalition Government."

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