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obscure
used in Wuthering Heights

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
the view or directions are obscure
Definition
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
  • As it spoke, I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window.
    Chapter 3 (49% in)
obscurely = in a manner that is not clearly seen
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I continued, turning to an obscure cushion full of something like cats.
    Chapter 2 (19% in)
  • at the bottom was dotted in with pencil an obscure apology, and an entreaty for kind remembrance and reconciliation, if her proceeding had offended him:
    Chapter 13 (16% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
was obscure, but now bright
Definition
dark or dingy; or inconspicuous (not very noticeable)
  • There was a great fire, and that was all the light in the huge apartment, whose floor had grown a uniform grey; and the once brilliant pewter-dishes, which used to attract my gaze when I was a girl, partook of a similar obscurity, created by tarnish and dust.
    Chapter 13 (43% in)
obscurity = the quality of being dark, dingy, or inconspicuous
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