Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. obscurus, orig., covered; ob-,see Ob-) + a root probably meaning, to cover; cf. L. scutum, shield, Skr. sku, to cover: cf. F. obscur,. Cf. Sky
It was the obscure and unknown hero who appealed to her: such a one as this man might be.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
Whatever shall tend to obscure or malign your character will of course excite our solicitude.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The lantern is in front, and enables the benighted wanderer to see in the most profound obscurity.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Sampiero was the son of obscure parents who lived at Bastelica.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
He found that this obscure fur post carried on a wealth of trade which might have been the envy of a corporation a hundred times its size.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
In a stone vault beneath were deposited the Sibylline books, containing obscure and prophetic sayings.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The ten years that followed were passed in obscure industry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
It could not have been a divination, therefore it must have been some obscure phenomenon of memory.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Hopeless is the obscurity, unspeakable the confusion.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
This legend has, however, no real value and the meaning of the superstition attaching to the plant is obscure.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Boy tired! Those words of parting pain
Thou never more wilt breathe again,
Nor lift the moaning cry,
For naught to wound or vex, or cloy,
Invades the cherub home of joy,
No shade obscures the sky.
"Wentworth Alexander," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
When my friends have said, Beware,
Soon or late you'll find a change;
I could see no cause for fear,
Vain their caution seemed and strange:
Not a cloud obscured my sky,
Could I think a tempest nigh?
"The Change" by John Newton
Light-heart and glad they seemed to me
And merry comrades (EVEN SO
GOD OUT OF HEAVEN MAY LAUGH TO SEE
THE HAPPY CROWDS; AND NEVER KNOW
THAT IN HIS LONE OBSCURE DISTRESS
EACH WALKETH IN A WILDERNESS).
"The Jolly Company" by Rupert Brooke
A well of love—it may be deep—
I trust it is,—and never dry:
What matter? if the waters sleep
In silence and obscurity.
—Such change, and at the very door
Of my fond heart, hath made me poor.
"A Complaint" by William Wordsworth
My heart's fit to break, yet no tear fills my eye,
As I gaze on the moon, and the clouds that flit by;
The moon shines so fair, it reminds me of thee,
But the clouds that obscure it are emblems of me.
"My Heart's Fit To Break" by Lady Caroline Lamb
All else is vain—the days to come
Are shrouded in obscurity:
But Jesus burst his mortal tomb—
And I shall not death's prisoner be.
There's bliss enough in this to cheer
All the dim woes that vex us here.
"Winter: Friday Evening" by John Bowring
We care because of the real amateurs who toil in obscurity for little more than the purity of the pursuit.
Hugely popular in the 1980s, they stumbled out of the decade and into semi-obscurity with neither apparent influence nor lasting legacy.
Mention an Internet chat room and certain images spring to mind: over-caffeinated teenage boys trading World of Warcraft tips or fantasy baseball fanatics slinging obscure stats.
Thanks to television, people comparatively obscure during their lifetimes enjoy the possibility of becoming celebrated after they are dead.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Ray Wegrzynek is looking to break into the NFL in the most obscure way -- as a long snapper.
The Ku Klux Klan appears to be on the rise again after years of irrelevance and splintered obscurity.
Tao, considered as an entity, is obscure and vague.
Vague and obscure yet within it there is Form.
Obscure and vague yet within it there is Substance.
Jennings and Golden Tate, obscured, in the final moments of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept 24, 2012, in Seattle.
In the days before the internet, people who were rude to waitstaff and/or didn't tip properly could go about their shameful lives in relative obscurity.
Local pop outfit The Brides Of Obscurity stop by KEXP for a live in-studio performance on Audioasis.
The myth of obscurity .
From the Valley of Obscurity , Robeson's Baritone Rings Out.
Slain nun's piety obscured in details of bizarre death.
This means that the afterglow position in detector coordinates with respect to the thick wire grid cannot be known ‘a priori’ as well as the level of the grid obscuration.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
It soon became apparent to us that these requirements render Penon’s theory inﬂexible, making constructions and proofs hard and obscure in situations where they should be easy and transparent.
Weak Omega Categories I
Also, if the emission lines of passive spirals are just suppressed by the heavy obscuration by dust in optical wavelength, passive spirals might not be passive at all.
Are Passive Spiral Galaxies Truly "Passive" and "Spiral"? : Near-Infrared Perspective
Suﬃce it to make three remarks: (i): I think part of the reason for the obscurity is that it is unclear exactly how to formulate endurantism (Sider 2001, p. 63-68). (ii): Some endurantists agree that some such account is needed.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Thirty-one of our candidates have high estimated powers (Lx > 1044 erg/s) and therefore qualify as optically obscured quasars, the so-called “QSO 2”.
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools