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  • The room was almost dark, but in the obscurity he saw her sitting by the window,
  • I went after him into a low unlit passage, at the back of which a ladder-like staircase rose into obscurity.
  • In another moment she would step forth into the night, and his eyes, accustomed to the obscurity, would discern her as clearly as though she stood in daylight.
  • Sometimes their way led them under the shade of an overhanging bank or through the thin obscurity of a clump of leafless trees.
  • Ethan, consumed with the longing for a last moment alone with Mattie, hung about impatiently while Denis made an ineffectual search in the obscurer corners of the store.
  • He opened the barn-door and craned his head into the obscurity, half-fearing to discover Denis Eady’s roan colt in the stall beside the sorrel.
  • Through the obscurity which hid their faces their thoughts seemed to dart at each other like serpents shooting venom.
  • He bent down, feeling in the obscurity for the glassy slide worn by preceding coasters, and placed the runners carefully between its edges.
  • Still she did not speak and, prompted by an obscure desire to help himself and her through their miserable last hour, he went on discursively: "Ain’t it funny we haven’t been down together but just that once last winter?"

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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.

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