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obscure
used in The Merchant of Venice

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
it obscured my view
Definition
to block from view or make less visible or understandable
  • In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt
    But, being season'd with a gracious voice,
    Obscures the show of evil?
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (24% in)
obscures = hides
There are no more uses of "obscure" flagged with this meaning in The Merchant of Venice.

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2  —1 use as in:
was obscure, but now bright
Definition
dark or dingy; or inconspicuous (not very noticeable)
  • ...in the obscure grave.
    2.7 — Act 2 Scene 7 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (66% in)
obscure = dark
There are no more uses of "obscure" flagged with this meaning in The Merchant of Venice.

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