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Example Sentences for "obscure"

The origin of the ritual is somewhat obscure, and lost in timeThe view of the mountains from the plane was obscured by clouds.

The origin of the ritual is somewhat obscure, and lost in time.

The song was written by an obscure blues singer in the 1920s, and didn't become a hit until the 1980s.

Politicians are often purposefully obscure in their statements.

The new house which has been built behind our property completely obscures our view of the ocean.

Cindy Crawford was taken from obscurity, and thrown into the exciting world of fashion modeling after being discovered on a farm in the American Midwest.

His jokes are so obscure that no one understands them.

She wrote one mildly popular novel in the eighties and then quickly sank into obscurity.

The typical politician, when questioned, gives answers which are so obscure that no once can be totally sure what was meant.

His theories are based on the writings of some obscure philosopher of the 1700s.

He has been studying the seabirds living among these obscure little islands off the north coast of Scotland.

She rose from total obscurity to become of our nation's greatest dancers.

Government communications are often so obscurely worded that it requires an expert to understand them.

The band had one hit, and then went from fame to total obscurity in a couple of years.

Gilbert Chesterton once observed that tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.

Thomas Hardy once wrote, Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.

Vladimir Nabokov once said that existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.

Traveler Isabelle Eberhardt once said that she is not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way.

Novelist Emily Bronte once said, If I could, I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.

James Feibleman once said that it is better to be famous than notorious, but better to be notorious than obscure.


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