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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OCCULTED

(Callisto) was occulted by the planet's disc; while Satellite II.

Calvisius supposed that the occulted “star” might have been Aldebaran.

Mercury is said to have been occulted by Venus in the year 1737.

A faintest, tiny blur against the stars, a few of them occulted as though an invisible shadow were upon them.

In another moment the higher of the villas that had clambered up the hill from Burdock had occulted the running figure.

A faintest tiny blur against the stars, a few of them occulted as though strangely an invisible shadow were upon them.

Her kisses were big things to him, yet possibly there were larger psychological changes which occulted everything else, at first.

Indicating it as being vital and intrinsic, at one with the occulted sources of Life.

It was a remote star, one of myriads in the constellations at large, the definite groups which occulted in the void before me.

First, when the moon is occulted by the earth it is believed to be devoured by some evil demon, or by wolves or dogs.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "secret, not divulged," from Middle French occulte and directly from Latin occultus "hidden, concealed, secret," past participle of occulere "cover over, conceal," from ob "over" (see ob-) + a verb related to celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Meaning "not apprehended by the mind, beyond the range of understanding" is from 1540s. The association with the supernatural sciences (magic, alchemy, astrology, etc.) dates from 1630s.

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