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obscure

(ŏb-skūr′) [L. obscurus, hide]
1. Hidden, indistinct, as the cause of a condition.
2. To make less distinct or to hide.
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They came and went, resided in the populous kennels, or lived obscurely in the recesses of the house after the fashion of Toots, the Japanese pug, or Ysabel, the Mexican hairless,--strange creatures that rarely put nose out of doors or set foot to ground.
The picture appeared a vast and dim scene of evil, and I foresaw obscurely that I was destined to become the most wretched of human beings.
Poignant as it was, the sense of suffering caused by the miserable end of my brief, presumptuous love seemed to be blunted and deadened by the still stronger sense of something obscurely impending, something invisibly threatening, that Time was holding over our heads.
Chief Seattle's eldest daughter, Princess Angeline lies buried obscurely on the grounds.
Why would anyone want a cadastre of trillions of dollars and euros of obscurely bundled derivatives, based on untraceable or poorly documented assets that are swirling mindlessly in European markets?
Contrasting stereotyped renditions of women as objects with an unexpected vulnerability, an overtly feminine color palette with a distinctly masculine vision, the exhibition is likely to divide viewers, leaving some amused, others appalled and many obscurely unsettled.
Whether positioned in the middle of the 'scene' or obscurely tucked away, Kube's quality sound drives an exciting social experience on terms set entirely by the user.
A report on Azerbaijan's petroleum industry documents how millions of export dollars disappear into the hands of obscurely owned private firms allegedly channelled via Socar.
The council also estimated that about 300 tonnes of gold have slipped through its statistics because quantities of the metal are scattered obscurely throughout the supply chain in China.
Lin's objects advance a contentiously puerile analysis, obscurely tied to rituals surrounding their materials.
It is partly and obscurely true, vague, and mild i.