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opaque
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Middlemarch
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  • She sat to-night revolving, as she was wont, the scenes of the day, her lips often curling with amusement at the oddities to which her fancy added fresh drollery: people were so ridiculous with their illusions, carrying their fool’s caps unawares, thinking their own lies opaque while everybody else’s were transparent, making themselves exceptions to everything, as if when all the world looked yellow under a lamp they alone were rosy.

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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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