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obscure
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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
  •   "I'll just call up the principal and tell him!"  She put her hands on the wheels of her chair and executed a perfect right face.
      "Aw, it's Saturday, Mrs. Dubose," said Jem.
      "Makes no difference if it's Saturday," she said obscurely.
    p. 134.9
obscurely = In a manner that is not easily understood (in this case because it doesn't seem to make sense)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "They c'n go loose and rape up the countryside for all of 'em who run this county care," was one obscure observation we met head on from a skinny gentleman when he passed us.
    p. 180.6
  • obscure = not clearly expressed
  • Thereafter, he resumed his regular weekly appearances at the welfare office for his check, and received it with no grace amid obscure mutterings that the bastards who thought they ran this town wouldn't permit an honest man to make a living.
    p. 332.6
obscure = not clearly expressed
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2  —1 use as in:
knows the famous and the obscure
Definition
not known to many people; or unimportant or undistinguished
  • Mr. Ewell was a veteran of an obscure war;
    p. 291.5
obscure = not known to many people
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