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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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The suggestion is that there's an aspect of who we are that is generally obscured by reason; and that an artist might sneak up on and depict something of this subconscious reality, however obscurely.
Stand-in boss Howard Wilkinson last night talked obscurely of strategies that have been put into place over the last two and a half years.
What is sad is not only the fact that we have lost a great original and visionary mind, but the fact that he died having lived out his retirement obscurely and on a meagre pension.
MTV, ubiquitous worldwide, has only just hit local TV screens as MTV Canada through a deal with Craig Broadcast Systems whereby its obscurely titled specialty channel Access takes the MTV brand and some of its content.
Although I don't remember seeing anything by Cornell so early in life (we left Chicago when I was six), I do know that when I was very young and I heard the word "art" I thought automatically of something mysterious and beautiful, insistently but obscurely meaningful, contained within a box.
More obscurely, the local authority can grant him a licence to be trained in "dangerous public entertainments".
Then it was all about the majesty of a Dalakhani or the blinding speed of a Patavellian, now it is down to obscurely bred, grit-tough geldings throwing heart, soul and sinew into as tough a test of a racehorse as the planet can devise.
The result is a respectable production that burns with a mysterious power whenever Thomas is at its center, but lapses into incredibility when the more obscurely motivated characters come to the fore.
The ambient sounds of Saint Etienne's and the Aphex Twins' music provided a kind of incidental, background sound-track that seemed to reinforce the quality of perpetual aimlessness suggested by this video melange of obscurely connected images that evoked the digital texture of tele-visual narrative.
As the black-clad Argante (the good guys are in white, natch), he cuts an attractively wicked figure, and is aided in his hijacking of the opera by his cohort Armida, the sorceress played by Goerke, who enters riding one of several cubes that will be featured intriguingly, if sometimes obscurely, throughout the staging.
I have written obscurely when I could get away with it.
Obscurely symbolic and dramatically inert, Roberto Petrocchi's "The Shadow of the Giant" is a tepid period piece that meshes elements of folk tales and Gothic romances, with indifferent results.