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obscure
used in Misery

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
it obscured my view
Definition
to block from view or make less visible or understandable
  • Her smile suddenly collapsed into a narrow watchfulness he didn't like much, it was like discovering a deep crevasse almost obscured by summer flowers
    Part 1 — Annie (7% in)
obscured = hidden
  • Looking at those pictures had given him a feeling which was strange yet eerily intangible—it had been like looking at photographs of his own imagination, and he knew that from that moment on, whenever he tried to imagine Misery's little combination parlor and study, Mrs Roman D. ('Virginia') Sandpiper's Polaroids would leap immediately into his mind, obscuring imagination with their cheery but one-dimensional concreteness.
    Part 3 — Paul (23% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
knows the famous and the obscure
Definition
not known to many people; or unimportant or undistinguished
  • What is it Thomas Hardy says in Jude the Obscure?
    Part 2 — Misery (79% in)
obscure = not known to many people; or undistinguished
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • The place smelled musty, unaired, obscurely tired.
    Part 1 — Annie (90% in)

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