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obscure
used in Howards End

3 meanings, 10 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
  • It was his hope that the clouds of materialism obscuring the Fatherland would part in time, and the mild intellectual light re-emerge.
    Chapter 4 (76% in)
obscuring = making less visible
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • his mental states became obscure as soon as he had passed through them.
    Chapter 20 (24% in)
  • As the lost umbrella had spoilt the concert at Queen's Hall, so the lost situation was obscuring the diviner harmonies now.
    Chapter 27 (89% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
the view or directions are obscure
Definition
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
  • Obscurely wounded in his pride, he tried to wound them in return.
    Chapter 6 (8% in)
obscurely = in a manner that is not clearly understood
  • She felt that Henry had been obscurely censured.
    Chapter 33 (70% in)

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3  —4 uses as in:
knows the famous and the obscure
Definition
not known to many people; or unimportant or undistinguished
  • They were building up a new life, obscure, yet gilded with tranquillity.
    Chapter 44 (21% in)
obscure = undistinguished
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • ...what is very peculiar to this flat—its obscurity.
    Chapter 6 (44% in)
  • Her thought drew being from the obscure borderland.
    Chapter 7 (48% in)
  • They clattered down flagged passages, looking into room after room, and scaring unknown maids from the performance of obscure duties.
    Chapter 26 (25% in)

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • Nature withdrew; the leaves were falling by midsummer; the sun shone through dirt with an admired obscurity.
    Chapter 13 (7% in)

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