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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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I think Nick Nurse, and hopefully many other previously unknown persons like him, has absorbed the lessons in what pastor Chris Edwards called as the Obscurity Principle.
" When you were starting in life, and you were a newbie at work, you were practically living in obscurity. Your work matters but it mattered only to a few which means your boss primarily and to the people working with you or those around you.
And it's a safe bet he won't be fading into obscurity any time soon.
"We've come from obscurity to have a number-one album, but we've seen so many bands do that and then disappear into obscurity again soon after.
Lo and behold, he emerged from obscurity in 1995 as a member of the European Parliament, followed shortly by appointment as European Commisioner.
The fact is the likes of Niall Horan and Harry Styles were plucked from obscurity and there's no reason they won't go back there.
It charts the rise of Eric and Ernie, pictured, from obscurity to the most popular entertainers in the country.
Although very highly regarded as a composer and widely published in his day, like many of his equally-talented contemporaries he fell into near-complete obscurity after his death, and some of the music presented on this disc and on the previous volume in the series is recorded here for the first time--the C major quartet, in fact, was only known in fragments until the recent discovery of a complete copy in the Academic Regional Library in Ulyanovsk, Russia.
The suggestions put forth by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before the guests in Tehran have come forth to show that his country is not content to feed the obscurity surrounding its nuclear plans, but also seeks to change the international rules that govern peaceful and military nuclear programs in the direction it deems appropriate, knowing that these rules were reached, after the proliferation of nuclear weapons and during the cold war, in order to curtail the dangers of the possibility of such weapons being used once again in the world, and to keep them within the framework of mutual deterrence between the countries that developed them.
A tour round any of Bahrain's nightspots at which live bands perform always raises the question in my mind over what makes the difference between fame and obscurity.
Millions of Iranian people took part in massive rallies in Tehran and other cities across the country on December 30 to voice their strong support for the country's Islamic establishment and Supreme Leader and condemn insult by a group of demonstrators to Imam Hossein (AS) a few days earlier.Elsewhere, Supreme Leader urged all the incumbent and former Islamic Republic officials to adopt clear and transparent stances on events, reminding that adopting transparent positions and avoiding vague stances by the officials are much necessary when sedition and obscurity predominate the situation."The enemies have always opposed transparent situations because they can attain their goals in conditions afflicted with obscurity and plots," he added.
Summary: Twelve dancers, plucked from obscurity to join Michael Jackson on stage in London, say they are very lucky.