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opaque -- as in: opaque shower door
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not able to see through at all
  • They are engineering a window that can convert from transparent to opaque with the push of a button.
  • Regulator are concerned that the true risks faced by large financial institutions are opaque due to the complexity of modern financial instruments.
  • I couldn’t see anything through the opaque windows of the jail.
  • Almost instantly a white cloud of starch rises up and turns the water opaque.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven

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  • It grew clouded and opaque even as they stared.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Through the almost opaque blinds, I could see the sky was dark.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • He was almost on the rocks before he saw them; on a night less calm he would have been shattered against them. With his remaining strength he dragged himself from the swirling waters. Jagged crags appeared to jut up into the opaqueness;
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • He woke before dawn and watched the gray day break. Slow and half opaque.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Some discreet accommodation had been made for their tastes, and they mingled among the others holding sleek metal flutes, plucked from the champagne table, whose opacity hid the liquid inside.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The light from the tiny lamps fell in all sorts of odd forms, as the rays crossed each other, or the opacity of our bodies threw great shadows.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • In an eclipse in the night, in the sooty opacity, there is anxiety even for the stoutest of hearts.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The waggon and its load rolled no longer on the horizontal division between clearness and opacity, but were imbedded in an elastic body of a monotonous pallor throughout.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Shades of color in different piles…sizes in different piles…grain shapes in different piles…subtypes of grain shapes in different piles…grades of opacity in different piles…and so on, and on, and on.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She and her mother had identical brown eyes, with a dull, exhausted opacity about them.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The face of the heath by its mere complexion added half an hour to evening; it could in like manner retard the dawn, sadden noon, anticipate the frowning of storms scarcely generated, and intensify the opacity of a moonless midnight to a cause of shaking and dread.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • But in successive turns you grow an opacity, a pearl-like glow whose surface can repel all manner of heat and light.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • She moved but like a cloud in skies, aware but only of the nebulous edges of her feeling and the vanishing opacity of her will, the carelessness for the water of the river through which her body had already passed as well as for what was ahead.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • She moved but like a cloud in skies, aware but only of the nebulous edges of her feeling and the vanishing opacity of her will, the carelessness for the water of the river through which her body had already passed as well as for what was ahead.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Nor does it follow from hence, that Spirits are Nothing: for they have dimensions, and are therefore really Bodies; though that name in common Speech be given to such Bodies onely, as are visible, or palpable; that is, that have some degree of Opacity: But for Spirits, they call them Incorporeall; which is a name of more honour, and may therefore with more piety bee attributed to God himselfe; in whom wee consider not what Attribute expresseth best his Nature, which is…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • opaque to X-rays
  • opaque tights
  • The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
    Jim Bishop
  • ...throwing a film over his eyes, rendering opaque the windows of his soul.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • Cold wind and rain; opaque darkness; silence.
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Mystery of the Yellow Room
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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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