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obscure
used in The Brothers Karamazov

14 uses
  • But there are others who accuse him: there are vague rumors of a question, of a suspicion, an obscure report, a feeling of expectation.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (83% in)
  • Sofya Ivanovna was the daughter of an obscure deacon, and was left from childhood an orphan without relations.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (22% in)
  • The mother was sitting on a chair by the side of her daughter's invalid carriage, and two paces from her stood an old monk, not one of our monastery, but a visitor from an obscure religious house in the far north.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (22% in)
  • They heard him with emotion, though many wondered at his words and found them obscure....
    Book 4 — Lacerations (4% in)
  • There was something too mysterious, too subjective in these last words of his, perhaps obscure to himself, but yet torturing him.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (11% in)
  • For Awhile A Very Obscure One And Ivan, on parting from Alyosha, went home to Fyodor Pavlovitch's house.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (76% in)
  • Alyosha could not resist asking: "Father and teacher," he began with extreme emotion, "your words are too obscure....
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (5% in)
  • I will not, however, omit to mention something strange, which came for a time to the surface of Alyosha's mind at this fatal and obscure moment.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (37% in)
  • She knew that His heart was open even to the simple, artless merrymaking of some obscure and unlearned people, who had warmly bidden Him to their poor wedding.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (93% in)
  • But his chief trouble, I must explain however obscurely, lay in the fact that to have that sum he knew of, to have the right to take it, he must first restore Katerina Ivanovna's three thousand—if not, "I'm a common pickpocket, I'm a scoundrel, and I don't want to begin a new life as a scoundrel," Mitya decided.
    Book 8 — Mitya (4% in)
  • Zhutchka is lost in the mists of obscurity.
    Book 10 — The Boys (23% in)
  • It was so obscure and rhetorical that Grushenka put it down before she had read half, unable to make head or tail of it.
    Book 11 — Ivan (4% in)
  • It's dark and obscure, but intellectual.
    Book 11 — Ivan (29% in)
  • And obscure too.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (69% in)

There are no more uses of "obscure" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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