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used in Anna Karenina

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not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
  • Didn't I understand those senseless words of Fyodor's?  And understanding them, did I doubt of their truth?  Did I think them stupid, obscure, inexact?  No, I understood him, and exactly as he understands the words.
    Part Eight (54% in)
obscure = difficult to understand (in this case, because each word is used with an exact meaning that might not be used by others)
  • But general propositions as to feeding on meal and on grass were doubtful and obscure.
    Part Three (27% in)
  • ...was eager to talk to anyone of any subject that interested him, even if still obscure to himself.
    Part Seven (9% in)
  • At the bottom of her heart was some obscure idea that alone interested her, but she could not get clear sight of it.
    Part Seven (75% in)
  • As long as he followed the fixed definition of obscure words such as spirit, will, freedom, essence, purposely letting himself go into the snare of words the philosophers set for him, he seemed to comprehend something.
    Part Eight (39% in)
  • And I and millions of men, men who lived ages ago and men living now— peasants, the poor in spirit and the learned, who have thought and written about it, in their obscure words saying the same thing—we are all agreed about this one thing: what we must live for and what is good.
    Part Eight (55% in)

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