obscurity

[ uh b-skyoo r-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF obscurity

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Her great distress was to realise that she was alone in the obscurity at such moments.

Obscurity of station or of birth has no tendency to prelude the favour of God.

Troubled as the future was, it was the unknown future, and in its obscurity there was ignorant hope.

To some, obscurity itself is attractive, from the hope that worthiness is the cause of it.

And Gervaise carefully took another ten steps in the obscurity.

She was painfully impressed by the obscurity of the night—sinister, menacing.

Our ignorance of the opinions which Plato is attacking is also an element of obscurity.

His obscurity is mostly this: he expects his reader intelligently to follow him.

The origin of the famous university is involved in obscurity.

He reached the outskirts of the clearing, but he did not leave the obscurity of the forest.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "absence of light;" 1610s with meaning "condition of being unknown;" from obscure (adj.) + -ity; or else from Middle French obscurité, variant of Old French oscureté "darkness, gloom; vagueness, confusion; insignificance" (14c.), from Latin obscuritatem (nominative obscuritas) "darkness, indistinctness, uncertainty," from obscurus.

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