It was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its highest that the lights in his house failed to go on one Saturday night — and, as obscurely as it had begun, his career as Trimalchio was over.
Blinking away the brightness of the street outside, my eyes picked him out obscurely in the anteroom, talking to another man.
Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight.
He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.
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The obscure battle is hardly mentioned in history books.
Nobody had seen the poem before, but an Internet search proved she had copied an obscure poem written in 1920.