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obscure
used in Carrie

3 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
  • She could see her reflection in the darkened glass, lips parted, eyes wide, and then the condensation of her breath obscured it.
obscured = made less visible
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It would take more than the passage of three years to obscure the memory of the Ewen-Stadler game.
  • A short draw curtain obscured the girders up there, and they were invisible from the gym floor.

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2  —1 use as in:
the view or directions are obscure
Definition
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
  • Some obscure sense told her that a few were getting out the fire doors, but let them.
obscure = mysterious (not clearly understood)
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3  —1 use as in:
knows the famous and the obscure
Definition
not known to many people; or unimportant or undistinguished
  • He also sold beer, cheap wine, dirty books, and a wide selection of obscure cigarettes such as Murads, King Sano, and Marvel Straights.
obscure = not known to many people
There are no more uses of "obscure" flagged with this meaning in Carrie.

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