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obscure
used in Dracula

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
it obscured my view
Definition
to block from view or make less visible or understandable
  • For a moment or two I could see nothing, as the shadow of a cloud obscured St. Mary's Church and all around it.
    Chapter 8 (13% in)
obscured = made less visible
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The time seemed interminable as we swept on our way, now in almost complete darkness, for the rolling clouds obscured the moon.
    Chapter 1 (99% in)
  • obscured = hid
  • A vague over-mastering fear obscured all details.
    Chapter 8 (11% in)
  • obscured = made hard to comprehend
  • For there may be places where I must go, where that sunlight, though snow and mist obscure it, will be to me a safety.
    Chapter 27 (42% in)
obscure = make less visible
There are no more uses of "obscure" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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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
  • I have written to my old friend and master, Professor Van Helsing, of Amsterdam, who knows as much about obscure diseases as any one in the world.
    Chapter 9 (60% in)
obscure = unusual (not known to many people)
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