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And slowly the grey mist on the hills was obscuring the sun.

Such use of language serves for nothing but the obscuring of thought.

What was the speck in his neighbor's vision to the obscuring beam in his own eye?

From them arose a thick pall of smoke, obscuring the German positions.

Stone dust was obscuring the figure now, glittering in the sunlight.

It is possible that the whole science of life consists in obscuring the truth.

Wreaths of mist, like smoke trails, hung below him, obscuring the sea.

There seemed to be a haze over the sky, obscuring the stars.

He could not stand the obscuring of the sun of the girl's pretty eyes.

A cloud of steam then rose up, obscuring it completely from my sight.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "dark," figuratively "morally unenlightened; gloomy," from Old French obscur, oscur "dark, clouded, gloomy; dim, not clear" (12c.) and directly from Latin obscurus "dark, dusky, shady," figuratively "unknown; unintelligible; hard to discern; from insignificant ancestors," from ob "over" (see ob-) + -scurus "covered," from PIE *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see sky). Related: Obscurely.

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