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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The wiser effort would have been to diffuse thought and imagination through the opaque substance of to-day, and thus to make it a bright transparency; to spiritualise the burden that began to weigh so heavily; to seek, resolutely, the true and indestructible value that lay hidden in the petty and wearisome incidents, and ordinary characters with which I was now conversant.

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as in: opaque shower door Define
not able to see through at all
as in: opaque explanation Define
difficult or impossible to understand -- especially due to complexity or obscurity
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