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obscure
used in Lord of the Flies

3 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
it obscured my view
Definition
to block from view or make less visible or understandable
  • Something flittered there in front of his mind like a bat's wing, obscuring his idea.
    p. 108.0
obscuring = making less visible or understandable
  • The beach stretched away before them in a gentle curve till perspective drew it into one with the forest; for the day was not advanced enough to be obscured by the shifting veils of mirage.
    p. 103.4

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2  —2 uses as in:
the view or directions are obscure
Definition
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
  • But there was a stillness about Ralph as he sat that marked him out: there was his size, and attractive appearance; and most obscurely, yet most powerfully, there was the conch.
    p. 22.8
obscurely = in a manner that is not clearly understood
  • Clearly they were of the opinion that Jack had done the decent thing, had put himself in the right by his generous apology and Ralph, obscurely, in the wrong.
    p. 72.6

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3  —1 use as in:
was obscure, but now bright
Definition
dark or dingy; or inconspicuous (not very noticeable)
  • The savage peered into the obscurity beneath the thicket.
    p. 199.3
obscurity = something dark and very difficult to identify or comprehend
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