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01. The sign said, "Warning: [Shallow] water - Do Not Dive."
02. The children were wading around in the warm [shallow] water of the bay, trying to catch fish.
03. The body of an unknown man has been found in a [shallow] grave in a forested area on the outskirts of the city.
04. The water here is quite [shallow], so it's a good spot for young children to play in.
05. Arturo has always seemed like a fairly [shallow] guy who is only interested in money, women and cars.
06. The old man's breathing was increasingly [shallow], and doctors feared he wouldn't last the night.
07. The best place to fish here is in the [shallows] where the fish come to eat.
08. The play has been criticized for its emotional [shallowness].
09. There is a Myanmar proverb which suggests that a child without a mother is like a fish in [shallow] water.
10. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that only [shallow] men believe in luck; strong men believe in cause and effect.
11. Scientists have discovered that killer whales like to rub their sensitive stomachs on the bottom of [shallow] beaches.
12. All gray whale calves are born in the warm, [shallow] lagoons of Baja, California.
13. The Arctic ocean is the smallest and [shallowest] ocean on the planet.
14. In the Kalahari Desert, water collects in [shallow] lakes that form immediately after a rainfall.
15. A person who normally requires eight hours of sleep, but sleeps [shallowly], will most likely awaken feeling tired.
16. Gray whales live in [shallow] coastal waters of the eastern North Pacific.
17. Scientists say that life on our planet probably originated in the [shallow] seas.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Shallow — Shal low, a. [Compar. {Shallower}; superl. {Shallowest}.] [OE. schalowe, probably originally, sloping or shelving; cf. Icel. skj[=a]lgr wry, squinting, AS. sceolh, D. & G. scheel, OHG. schelah. Cf. {Shelve} to slope, {Shoal} shallow.] 1. Not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shallow — [shal′ō] adj. [ME shalow < OE * scealw < IE base * (s)kel , to dry out > SHOAL2, Gr skellein] 1. not deep [a shallow lake] 2. lacking depth of character, intellect, or meaning; superficial 3. slight; weak [shallow breathing] …   English World dictionary

  • Shallow — Shal low, v. t. To make shallow. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shallow — Shal low, v. i. To become shallow, as water. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shallow — [adj1] not deep cursory, depthless, empty, flat, hollow, inconsiderable, sand bar, shelf, shoal, slight, superficial, surface, trifling, trivial, unsound; concepts 737,777 Ant. deep shallow [adj2] unintelligent, ignorant cursory, empty, empty… …   New thesaurus

  • shallow — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of little depth. 2) not showing, requiring, or capable of serious thought. ► NOUN (shallows) ▪ a shallow area of water. DERIVATIVES shallowly adverb shallowness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Shallow — Shal low, n. 1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf. [1913 Webster] A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Dashed on the shallows of the moving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shallow — index barren, cursory, fatuous, frivolous, puerile, superficial, trivial, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • shallow — (adj.) c.1400, schalowe not deep, probably from O.E. sceald (see SHOAL (Cf. shoal)). Of breathing, attested from 1875; of thought or feeling, superficial, first recorded 1580s. The noun, usually shallows, is first recorded 1570s, from the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • shallow — adj *superficial, cursory, uncritical Analogous words: slim, slight, slender, *thin: trivial, trifling, *petty, paltry: empty, hollow, idle, *vain …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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