But feverish speculation and the constant patter of Vaudevillian innuendo came to overshadow more serious business.
Yet spend time with her and the myth of Odessa's past comes to overshadow the present.
The notion that something fun and relaxing can also be healthy is extremely enticing, and may overshadow alcohol's drawbacks.
Old English ofersceadwian "to cast a shadow over, obscure;" see over + shadow (v.). It was used to render Latin obumbrare in New Testament, as were Middle High German überschatewen, Middle Dutch overschaduwen, Gothic ufarskadwjan. Figurative sense is from 1580s. Related: Overshadowed; overshadowing.