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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.
  • The stars are obscured by the clouds.
  • an obscure turn of phrase

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  • There are two kinds of light—the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
    James Thurber
  • Atticus killed several birds with one stone when he read to his children, and would probably have caused a child psychologist considerable dismay: he read to Jem and Jean Louise whatever he happened to be reading, and the children grew up possessed of an obscure erudition.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Nor do most of us know, say, the capital of Paraguay or some other obscure country.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Bandages obscure half of his face.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • ...some obscure wizard about whom she had been reading,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The sky had grown light enough to obscure the stars and planets.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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  • He saw dozens of obscure works he had never heard of, but he also saw plenty he recognized...
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Her English was obscured by a thick accent but was understandable.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • ...a woman dressed all in black, her face obscured by a hat and veil.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • an obscure tribe in a backwater of West Asia
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • His photographs were available for study and dissection, but his personal life remained obscure.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Auden wasn’t like Frost, she’d say, or Whitman. He was a bit more obscure, and if someone knew of him, then I could be at least somewhat sure they were worth my time and energy, capable of being my intellectual equal.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • He stops so abruptly a cloud of dust temporarily obscures his feet.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • A bus comes lurching around the curve, obscuring her view.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • When a child, I have played games with a blindfold obscuring my vision.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • who stood at home plate, his features partially obscured behind several microphones.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Low clouds obscured the sun and a light, constant drizzle made everything look blurred.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • And he saw everything, collected movie posters and ... could recite the filmographies of the obscurest directors
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Dragon Army will not be an obscure name now.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Your expeditions often take you into obscure regions.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He spoke the words with a bitter pleasure, as if the situation satisfied him in some obscure way.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • "Your honor, I am afraid these blacks all speak an obscure field dialect," Ruiz said quickly.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Something flittered there in front of his mind like a bat’s wing, obscuring his idea.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • But now the rapidly deepening snow obscured the narrow road and made the ride impossible.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • The black barn was nearly obscured by the rain.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • But these honest facts have been obscured by the fanciful legend of the Chamber of Secrets.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The gas puffed up in a thin cloud that partly obscured Bunker Six.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I can see my reflection from all angles: the gray fabric obscuring the shape of my back, my...
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I swung around and tried to locate the others, but the blood from my forehead was still trickling down my face, obscuring my vision.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • White puffs of dust were released beneath the boys’ every footfall and pivot, until the field was obscured by a cloud of dry, choking dust that resembled fog.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • This forest obscures our view of the river, and any other distance.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I wanted no one to see me, and the storm swirled its eddies of snow around me and obscured me from the world.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • I had been calm during the day, but so soon as night obscured the shapes of objects, a thousand fears arose in my mind.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • ...put leaded glass in the kitchen window, obscuring the view...
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • pulled the blind down to the top of the white muslin that obscured the lower panes.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • 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.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • A magical force called the Mist obscures the true appearance of monsters and gods from their vision, so mortals tend to see only what they can understand.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Kino moved cautiously so that the water would not be obscured with mud or sand.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • ...and to lie obscurely at last among the low green mounds.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ...no songs had alluded to him even in the obscurest way...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • ...the intervening distance obscured from us.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • resided in the populous kennels, or lived obscurely in the recesses of the house
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Clouds were obscuring the moon completely.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • They jockey for position, feinting, dueling; the two gangs shift position, now and again temporarily obscuring the fighters.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • driving the old books into obscurity before the light of the new ones
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But before the steam obscured the pressure needle entirely, the needle had visibly begun to swing back.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
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