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obscure
used in The War of the Worlds

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
it obscured my view
Definition
to block from view or make less visible or understandable
  • Dense clouds of smoke or dust ... spread through the clearness of the planet's atmosphere and obscured its more familiar features.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (86% in)
obscured = made less visible
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Already I had had a transient impression of these, and the first nausea no longer obscured my observation.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (29% in)
  • For a long while I lay close to the peephole, but not daring to move aside the red plants that obscured it.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — The Stillness (53% in)

There are no more uses of "obscure" flagged with this meaning in The War of the Worlds.

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2  —2 uses as in:
was obscure, but now bright
Definition
dark or dingy; or inconspicuous (not very noticeable)
  • In the obscurity I could see he made a gesture of despair.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — At the Window (45% in)
obscurity = darkness
  • On the fourteenth day I went into the kitchen, and I was surprised to find that the fronds of the red weed had grown right across the hole in the wall, turning the half-light of the place into a crimson-coloured obscurity.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — The Stillness (36% in)

There are no more uses of "obscure" flagged with this meaning in The War of the Worlds.

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