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shroud

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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shroudshroud1 /ʃraʊd/ noun [countable]  1 MXa cloth that is wrapped around a dead person’s body before it is buried2 literaryCOVER something that hides or covers something The fog rolled in, and a grey shroud covered the city.shroud of A shroud of silence surrounded the general’s death.
Examples from the Corpus
shroudIt looks like a man wrapped in a shroud.Smoke cast a gray shroud over the city yesterday afternoon.When she was in her forties she embroidered herself a fine white-on-white linen shroud.Now in the shroud of mist I see only the gloomy prospect of losing it.But a moment later, the shroud reappears, driven together by the churning of a deep distributed mob.Stowage for a Danforth-type anchor is provided in the starboard side deck close to the shroud anchorage.We rolled heavily as I clung to the shrouds scanning the reef as best I could.But what else could explain this shroud of secrecy?shroud ofWhat could explain the shroud of secrecy surrounding the project?
shroudshroud2 verb [transitive] literary  1 HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEEto cover or hide something Joseph was shrouded under a dark blanket.be shrouded in something The cliff was shrouded in mist.2 MYSTERIOUSto keep information secret so that people do not know what really happenedbe shrouded in something The incident has always been shrouded in mystery. The work is shrouded in secrecy. Grammar Shroud is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shroudJoseph was shrouded beneath a grey, black-striped blanket, and rested his rifle across his saddle pommel.A thickening fog shrouds Edinburgh Castle.The old man, shrouded in his black cape, was more silent than usual.Even his personal history was shrouded in obscurity.These women dwelt in a land where all was dim and shrouded in twilight.And there won't be much change this afternoon, with the full blanket of cloud still shrouding the country.A thickening fog shrouded the top of the mountain.It was a position of strange intimacy; as if the steam that shrouded them was a veil that cut out the world.be shrouded in somethingBeyond the first line of trees the forest was shrouded in darkness.The mountains were shrouded in mist and the lough looked grey and uninviting, and I got very wet.Cal, meanwhile, is shrouded in mystery, Steve Mariucci having just arrived from Green Bay to be head coach.The final chapter of the vase makers' story is shrouded in mystery.The precise distribution of this outflow of foreign investment is shrouded in mystery.But images of the period are shrouded in myth and clouded by partisan rhetoric.Even his personal history was shrouded in obscurity.The nose cone of the plane was shrouded in shadow.be shrouded in somethingBeyond the first line of trees the forest was shrouded in darkness.The mountains were shrouded in mist and the lough looked grey and uninviting, and I got very wet.Cal, meanwhile, is shrouded in mystery, Steve Mariucci having just arrived from Green Bay to be head coach.The final chapter of the vase makers' story is shrouded in mystery.The precise distribution of this outflow of foreign investment is shrouded in mystery.But images of the period are shrouded in myth and clouded by partisan rhetoric.Even his personal history was shrouded in obscurity.The nose cone of the plane was shrouded in shadow.
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Verb table
shroud
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshroud
he, she, itshrouds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshrouded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shrouded
he, she, ithas shrouded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shrouded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shroud
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shrouded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shrouding
he, she, itis shrouding
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you, we, theyare shrouding
Past
I, he, she, itwas shrouding
you, we, theywere shrouding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shrouding
he, she, ithas been shrouding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shrouding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shrouding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shrouding
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