The shallowness of the Obama white paper, issued last June, is now only too obvious.
Pert and bright young men in these times often talk as he did, but do not know enough to see their own shallowness.
All that I have seen of life only shows the shallowness of what is called the public service.
We have now the melancholy proof of the shallowness of all the declamation on the subject.
And here the depth or shallowness of our theology will be sure to tell.
The depth and the breadth, and the narrowness and the shallowness of each should be clear to him.
The narrowing of religion saved it from the shallowness of heathenism.
Owing to the shallowness of the water, we were obliged to anchor eighteen miles off shore.
There is another reason for this than the shallowness of the soil.
The launches being unable, owing to the shallowness of the river, to get up beyond Sinbo, were sent back to Bhamo.
c.1400, schalowe "not deep," probably from or related to Old English sceald (see shoal (n.)). Of breathing, attested from 1875; of thought or feeling, "superficial," first recorded 1580s. The noun, usually shallows, is first recorded 1570s, from the adjective.