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obscure
used in Of Human Bondage

14 uses
  • History was being made, and the process was so significant that it seemed absurd it should touch the life of an obscure medical student.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (46% in)
  • Beneath his painful shyness something was growing up within him, and obscurely he realised his personality.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (17% in)
  • Men of letters, following in the painters' wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.
    41-42 — Chapters 41-42 (64% in)
  • There seemed to be a mysterious force in him which he himself did not understand, but which was struggling obscurely to find an outlet.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (65% in)
  • He entered upon each system with a little thrill of excitement, expecting to find in each some guide by which he could rule his conduct; he felt himself like a traveller in unknown countries and as he pushed forward the enterprise fascinated him; he read emotionally, as other men read pure literature, and his heart leaped as he discovered in noble words what himself had obscurely felt.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (21% in)
  • He was interested in the human side of that struggle to express something which was so obscure in the man's mind that he was become morbid and querulous.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (18% in)
  • He was suffering from a sharp attack of jaundice, and had been taken into the ward on account of obscure symptoms which it seemed necessary to watch.
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (65% in)
  • Philip read the first verse: In an obscure night With anxious love inflamed O happy lot!
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (86% in)
  • He was a man of unusual character, mystical after the fashion of a time that had no leaning to mysticism, who was impatient with life because he found himself unable to say the things which the obscure impulses of his heart suggested.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (75% in)
  • He was always seeking for a meaning in life, and here it seemed to him that a meaning was offered; but it was obscure and vague.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (98% in)
  • He thought that she reddened, but in the obscurity he could not see very well.
    89-90 — Chapters 89-90 (52% in)
  • The remark seemed cryptic to Philip, but when he heard her say it two or three times to different persons, and found that it aroused hearty agreement, he came to the conclusion that it was only obscure to his own intelligence.
    93-94 — Chapters 93-94 (72% in)
  • The young men who were sent down to him knew only hospital practice; and they came with the unconcealed scorn for the General Practitioner which they had absorbed in the air at the hospital; but they had seen only the complicated cases which appeared in the wards; they knew how to treat an obscure disease of the suprarenal bodies, but were helpless when consulted for a cold in the head.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (87% in)
  • Once or twice he made a mistake in diagnosis: (he had never seen a case of measles before, and when he was confronted with the rash took it for an obscure disease of the skin;) and once or twice his ideas of treatment differed from Doctor South's.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (96% in)

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