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Word: obscure

Definition: dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning

Sentences Containing 'obscure'

"CucuieĆŁii-din-Deal" is a name for obscure and remote places.
A number of the more obscure and least-accessible peaks in the range were not ascended until the 1970s.
Aleram's descendants were relatively obscure until the time of Marquess Rainier in the early twelfth century.
Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, I can entertain no doubt, after the most deliberate study and dispassionate judgment of which I am capable, that the view which most naturalists until recently entertained, and which I formerly entertained--namely, that each species has been independently created--is erroneous.
And if they are not, it may happen that associations connected with the representation will cut in and obscure or entirely destroy this line and tone music.
As words are assimilated into the culture at large, they lose their function and are replaced by more obscure or insular terms.
At the sight of these men the Englishman started and advanced a step; then restrained himself, and retired into the farthest and most obscure corner of the apartment.
At this instant a bright light shot through the mind of Dantes, and cleared up all that had been dark and obscure before.
Bernard Lens II was the son of Bernard Lens I, "an obscure painter" of Dutch origin.
Bombus caliginosus is a species of bumblebee known commonly as the obscure bumble bee.
But the title is also a rather obscure nod to The Beatles' "Revolver".
Eunice was a Greek noblewoman of obscure origins.
He has a richness of vocabulary probably unmatched in all Portuguese literature, often using obscure words.
However, identification as "British" or "European" New Zealanders can sometimes obscure their origin.
I am afraid that, should I multiply words about it, or throw it into a greater variety of lights, it would only become more obscure and intricate.
I am the true master of the Elder Wand.") Within the books, technical details of magic are obscure.
I was able to invent names for my parents, whom I pretended to be obscure people in the province of Gelderland.
If it seems that if one has to fight to obscure the underpainting, it is a sign that it was not done properly.
If unaccounted for these factors could obscure any individual variable.
It is written by a man with a diseased mind and a soul so black that he would obscure even the darkness of hell!"
It is, however, doubtful whether this is really so; but I will not enlarge on this obscure subject.
It specialized in reissuing obscure post war blues recordings on LP samplers.
Let it be somewhere beyond reach; in some obscure life--or, better still, in some obscure death.
Moro was subsequently killed in obscure circumstances in the following May.
One who adopts it, I need not say, ought not to carry it out in an obscure corner, but boldly accost, if occasion serve, some personage of rank or wealth.
Other times, you need to seek an obscure voice, close your eyes, and just listen to it.
Prodigies, omens, oracles, judgements, quite obscure the few natural events, that are intermingled with them.
The ancestry and evolutionary relationships of the deinotheres remain obscure.
The court was all astir and a buzz, when the black sheep whom many fell away from in dread pressed him into an obscure corner among the crowd.
The etymology of the word "porbeagle" is obscure.
The events surrounding Kim's death are obscure.
The first maxillae are situated ventrally to the mandibles and obscure them from view.
The Hollywood Reporter complained that the play was far too heavy on exposition, but that "Whelan does capture the spasms of desperation which seize the seeming cabal of doomed and threatened dramatists as they careen through history's obscure plots and even more obscure subplots.
The origin of the word "lympha" is obscure.
The Pamplonan one is a unique survival from an obscure place and period.
The reason Agilulf was granted the position is more obscure.
The references to Compton Castle and the zoo are obscure.
The speaker seemed to acknowledge that it was inconvenient to have that different order of creature dying there, and that it would have been better if he had died in the usual obscure routine of his vermin kind.
The text of the letter is obscure and possibly garbled in transmission.
The third suffix is used commonly and appears to have an obscure meaning.
The time and manner, however, in which so important a revolution was brought about, is one of the most obscure points in modern history.
The time of a man's life is as a point; the substance of it ever flowing, the sense obscure; and the whole composition of the body tending to corruption.
The young sinners fled forth then, and did a very foolish thing: married themselves before an obscure Justice of the Peace, and got him to antedate the thing.
Then, issuing from the obscure corner from which he had never moved, Sydney Carton came and took her up.
There are a few Taiwanese personalities (such as politicians) whose names are in obscure or idiosyncratic schemes.
They breed on the ground in very obscure places; I never heard their cry."
Those words which once were common and ordinary, are now become obscure and obsolete; and so the names of men once commonly known and famous, are now become in a manner obscure and obsolete names.
Topic-fronting, which tends to obscure the word order, is typical of all three languages.
Who originated the Texas Tommy is obscure, most likely it was being done and someone capitalized upon it.
Within this state of conflict the propagation of obscure and ambiguous destinies is carried on from generation to generation."

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