How To Use Obscurity In A Sentence

  • One reason for his relative obscurity has been the general unavailability of his music: his works remained unpublished during his lifetime and, apart from some ‘easy’ tonal compositions, largely unperformed.
  • Born Princess Sophia of the minor German principality of Anhalt-Zerbst, reared by an ambitious and self-centered mother, she was plucked out of near obscurity by the Russian czarina, Elizabeth, in 1744 as a bride for the heir to the Russian throne, Peter III. The Rise Of an Empress
  • The obscurity of the pleading which is, if I may so with respect to the drafter of it, exceedingly clever, because the pleading is in terms always of a duty of care to do something and it is there the elision of two very separate ideas.
  • And even the reputations of major figures at times fluctuate, with periods of obscurity intermitting their fame.
  • These games could be defined simply as ` handball played with a paddle, 'the only difference being that paddleball employs a perforated wooden racquet and a large spongy ball, while racquetball, which is rapidly pushing both handball and paddleball into obscurity, employs a small strung racquet and a lively rubber ball. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 1
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  • She was plucked from obscurity to instant stardom.
  • His own farces and burlesques have faded into obscurity, but this contributor to the ‘gaiety of nations' lies buried in Westminster abbey.
  • Although they are present almost everywhere, on land and sea, a group of related bacteria in the superphylum Planctomycetes-Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae, or PVC, have remained in relative obscurity ever since they were first described about a decade ago. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • It is a pity that a book that has such detail is unable to overcome the obstacles of intricacy without leaving the reader stuck in the quagmire of literary and historical obscurity.
  • His poetry was his attempt to externalise that inner dialogue, but his obscurity of expression, as opposed to his expression of obscurity, provided a most daunting translative challenge.
  • Yet their slide towards obscurity - Liverpool supporters have been starved of silverware - has not only been halted, but looks, on the face of it, to be making a swift volte-face.
  • All the exquisite, surrounding obscurity was animated by that music, which continued in the distance, in the mystery of the leaves and of the stones, in the depths of all the small, black holes of rocks or walls; it seemed like chivies in miniature, or rather, a sort of frail concert somewhat mocking -- oh! not very mocking, and without any maliciousness -- led timidly by inoffensive gnomes. Ramuntcho
  • Business has never been so good for the suppliers of wormeries, whose trade is beginning to lose its obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was briefly famous in his twenties but then sank into obscurity.
  • He was arrested and released on bail, whereafter he quit music and fled to Paris with his girlfriend to start a new life in obscurity.
  • Cataloged below are some traits I believe a networked-based economy would exhibit: Distributed CoresThe boundaries of a company blur to obscurity.
  • But for many years now bombast, rant, and confident obscurity have been his reigning notes.
  • The group produced two albums before disappearing into obscurity.
  • But the question remains, as a seemingly ungovernable party continues to languish in electoral obscurity and tear itself apart, whether the smack of firm leadership will be enough to save the Scottish Tories.
  • Nicholson had been an actor before his unsaleably distinctive romantic-comedy face condemned him to obscurity. The Beekeeper's Apprentice
  • Thus will you obtain the glory of the whole world and obscurity will fly far away from you. Music and the Elemental Psyche: A Practical Guide to Music and Changing Consciousness
  • The spectacular mistiming of his own 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days, doomed the book to short-term infamy and long-term obscurity. Deconstructing Obama
  • -- Captain A. Carlton, late of the Light Dragoons, has just succeeded to the title and estates of his great grandfather, the late Earl of Castlemere, which title had lain dormant for several years, in consequence of the only son of the late nobleman never having assumed the title, and died in obscurity abroad, and we, learn that the new Earl is about to lead to the hymenial altar the beautiful Miss Vellenaux A Novel
  • He rose from relative obscurity to worldwide recognition.
  • In late 2003, the film rocketed to acclaim from self-released obscurity in a matter of months.
  • More than 400 years after Italian composer Alessandro Striggio wrote his extravagant 40-part Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno, it has been rediscovered by a Berkeley music scholar who identified the work and rescued it from obscurity. For Choral Music aficionados
  • he worked in obscurity for many years
  • These are the lost poems of the lost modernist, David Jones, a man whose allusive obscurity won him fans like Eliot and Auden but robbed him of his place in college curricula.
  • There is no defence against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph. Essays and Tales
  • When uncle Billy, in one of his characteristic empty-headed gestures, accidentally lost his score, the one that would redeem him from undeserved obscurity, something broke in him and he ran screaming out into the streets, meandering aimlessly, meaningless sounds burbling from his lips until he wound up here, on the bridge, teetering over the edge on the verge of a long, life-crushing fall into the dark waters below. The envelopes
  • This obscurity might be the reverse of their fruitfully polysemic character: only dead terms can be univocally defined!
  • Long considered too time consuming and laborious, shadowbox flaming has risen from the depths of obscurity to become a retailer's dream.
  • One such species is Toxoplasma gondii, a creature that lives in undeserved obscurity. Parasite Rex
  • It goes, however, slower and slower, and curving its journey less and less, until at last its motion in remote obscurity is again so sluggish, that the sun's attraction is once more predominant, and able to recall the truant towards its realms of light. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450 Volume 18, New Series, August 14, 1852
  • The addition gives me some pause, however, and it would be as well, I think, to give an account of this list, its whys and wherefores, its origins and impulses, else it lapse into a pompous and merely bibliographic obscurity.
  • One of John's sons, Thomas de Couteshale, was prominent in the next generation, as jurat for most of 1369-96 and three times mayor, but otherwise the family slipped into obscurity.
  • The result of giving the words their ordinary meaning is not absurd or unreasonable, nor is there ambiguity or obscurity.
  • The city's police began looking for Brown, but when early efforts did not yield success, the case began to slide into obscurity.
  • They emerged from obscurity and made history with, as historians of aviation carefully phrase it, the first power-driven heavier-than-air machine in which humans made free, controlled and sustained flight.
  • By the light of a charcoal fire, clay images were ruddily discernible; before these the enchanters moved unhumanly clad, and doing things which, mercifully perhaps, were veiled from Manuel by the peculiarly perfumed obscurity. Figures of Earth
  • What's more, the obscurity — the perspectival nature — of monadic perception is not simply unavoidable: it is constitutive of individual substances. Club Monad
  • The saga prose is straightforward and business-like, the dialogue short and pithy, with considerable interspersion of proverbial phrase, but with, except in case of bad texts, very little obscurity. The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)
  • 'a lion sejant affronte gules crowned or, '&c. The adoption of the thistle as the national Scottish emblem is wrapt in obscurity, although an early poet attributes it to a suggestion of Venus. line 153. Marmion
  • Hellé did not retire immediately from racing, but her story now was one of betrayal, impoverishment and obscurity.
  • In the zenith was a white lustre which obliterated distinction of form as much as did the cloudy obscurity at the end of the room. Idolatry A Romance
  • Where fighting spirit is required in enormous quantities to avoid the inevitable slide into Nationwide League obscurity.
  • As the nature-themed spot illustration on the home page of a popular search engine no doubt reminded you, today is Earth Day. 40 years old today, Earth Day exists to "inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment," and its creation relegated the "OG" nature lover's holiday, Arbor Day, to relative obscurity. Earth to Bikes: "Save Me!"
  • Hitherto hopeless footballing nations suddenly emerged from obscurity and started to make a bit of a name for themselves.
  • Filed away in studios or tucked deeply in the archives of a few public collections, these prints lapsed from obscurity into oblivion.
  • France was getting acquainted yesterday with the dashing young investment banker who has shot from obscurity to stardom and controversy as the country's new socialist economy minister. Times, Sunday Times
  • The paintings of a Mancunian former teacher have taken the art world by storm after years of obscurity.
  • Or do you think the gutless coward has sex-changed himself into obscurity?
  • He spent his early life in relative obscurity.
  • Whether we long for romance, escape from poverty, or recognition of our inherent worth, we all find something in common with the girl who rose above oppression and obscurity to become a princess.
  • Shorto resurrects him from obscurity and portrays him as the early merchant pioneer who introduced the key notions of pluralism and personal liberty to what was then known as New Amsterdam.
  • So that, I think, when we talk of division of bodies in infinitum, our idea of their distinct bulks, which is the subject and foundation of division, comes, after a little progression, to be confounded, and almost lost in obscurity. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • And if there happened to rise up any more civil wits; then would he found and erect some new laws, customs, and usages, such as now of late years, when the world was revolute almost to the like rudeness and obscurity, we see both in our own nation and abroad many examples of, as well in Valerius Terminus: of the interpretation of Nature
  • Here is a figure who rose from obscurity to create masterworks with the greatest musical mind of all time. Here is a poet who abandoned his vocation to sell tobacco.
  • Perhaps if he had been more concerned with self-advancement he might not have fallen into obscurity - but would he then have produced such happy music for our pleasure?
  • As times and contexts change the visionaries of yesterday fade into obscurity or, worse, become the villains of today.
  • After many years, his scientific work emerged from obscurity.
  • The development of the main senses took place in OF., and is not free from obscurity (cf., however, couth and known). 5 posts from September 2009
  • While bassist and drummer are resigned to lucrative obscurity, the lead guitarist is almost famous.
  • After their 15 minutes of fame, freed political dissenters are abandoned to a life of obscurity and poverty.
  • Both men are time-servers who, at a single nod from the conqueror, will sink into primitive obscurity.
  • I definitely think obscurity is worse for authors. Piracy vs Obscurity: Which Is Worse For Authors? by Joanna Penn | The Creative Penn
  • The actress was only 17 when she was plucked from obscurity and made a star.
  • The Twilight Herald: Lord Bahl is dead and the young white-eye, Isak, stands in his place; less than a year after being plucked from obscurity and poverty the charismatic new Lord of the Farlan finds himself unprepared to deal with the attempt on his life that now spells war, and the possibility of rebellion waiting for him at home. Archive 2009-02-01
  • Learn to be pleased with everything, with wealth so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
  • The musicians soon realized the name could relegate the group to a career of obscurity. USATODAY.com News
  • The writing is elegant with only occasional lapses into obscurity.
  • Rebecca Nicholson"Celebrity is just obscurity biding its time … " Carrie Fisher's one-woman HBO show, based on her recent memoir of the same name, is studded with hardened, diamond-sharp observations like this. Tonight's TV highlights: Secrets Of The Arabian Nights | House | Wishful Drinking | The Animal's Guide To Britain | A History Of Celtic Britain | Long Lost Family
  • It is an unlikely position for a company that, had it complied with collusive Japanese business traditions and paid heed to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, would be stuck in obscurity making piston rings. Sunday Reading
  • For the last few decades he has lived in obscurity, in self-imposed exile in Italy.
  • A 48-year-old reporter laboring away in obscurity for a tiny afternoon is no one's idea of a media bigfoot.
  • In two years, she had gone from relative obscurity to Olympic gold. Times, Sunday Times
  • Reason reasserting itself, he has given up the idea of disembodied spirits, convinced that the two figures coming forward are real flesh and blood; the same whose blood he assisted in spilling, and whose flesh he lately believed to be decaying in the obscurity of a cave. The Lone Ranche
  • This nondescript little gem across from Arizona Stadium has been languishing in relative obscurity for the last two years.
  • Liverpool need to beat Portsmouth at home on Tuesday to halt the slide towards mid-table obscurity.
  • Or Hilary is said of hilum, which is to say dark matter, for he had in his dictes great obscurity and profoundness. The Golden Legend, vol. 2
  • He rose from relative obscurity to worldwide recognition.
  • Accidental obscurity or dawdling is one thing, sure, but deliberate protraction and orchestrated ambiguity can be choices, no less elegant when carried off with expertise. Are You Meandering Around a Castle for 200 Pages? Well, Stop That, Suckah!
  • The origins of many of the religions practised here remain shrouded in obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • Such anacoluthon is usually graceful and free from obscurity.
  • For the lucky few, there's the chance of being plucked from obscurity and thrown into the glamorous world of modelling.
  • The rich had not become so conspicuously rich as to drown all moderate incomes in obscurity.
  • He was plucked from obscurity to star in the film.
  • It is interesting to speculate on the possible reasons for his total obscurity during the intervening years of the Restoration.
  • Any contribution that brings the life and thought of a woman out of the shadows of historical obscurity is a valuable contribution.
  • A handful of sporadic recordings appeared during the 1970s but years of obscurity and hard times followed. Times, Sunday Times
  • ‡ The term eclipse is also used to refer to a general decline or temporary obscurity: “After taking the title last year, the team has gone into an eclipse this season. eclipse
  • The other is, when the matter of the point controverted, is great, but it is driven to an over – great subtilty, and obscurity; so that it becometh a thing rather ingenious, than substantial. The Essays
  • The manager prides himself on plucking players from obscurity, despite the club announcing a new centre of excellence facility on Friday. Times, Sunday Times
  • Enjoy continued mid-table obscurity '. The Sun
  • A man in the purple robes and small miter of the Order stepped from the obscurity.
  • It is very likely that both will now retreat into relative obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • You can't hide behind an elaborate form or allusive obscurity. Brian Hall - An interview with author
  • In truth, the popular misapprehension on this subject has not been occasioned by any obscurity in the colophons of the great printer, or in the survey of Stow, but merely by the erroneous constricted sense into which the word abbey has passed in this country. Notes and Queries, Number 38, July 20, 1850
  • The manager prides himself on plucking players from obscurity, despite the club announcing a new centre of excellence facility on Friday. Times, Sunday Times
  • How can that be?" asked Hunt, irritated by the obscurity of Henry's reply.
  • Clark is too good a player to slide into obscurity, but a brittle temperament hasn't helped the recovery process.
  • In the obscurity that shrouded the gorilla's roost, nothing at all was seen, and nothing heard; for the sumpit is as silent on its message as the wing of an owl when beating through the twilight. The Castaways
  • Strictly speaking, the appearance of "inwardness" in the external world — that is, the appearance of forms incommensurable with the "laws" of the visible world — is an impossible event, a contradiction that produces the intrinsic obscurity of nightlife (its location, its language, its social composition). Club Monad
  • Perhaps it is because we have watched while other people - good, kind people whose own suffering was unrelieved by material luxury - slipped into the obscurity of the past.
  • One of the world's most extensive audio archives has been rescued from obscurity, ready for remastering and reuse.
  • Closer to our own time, Joseph Heller and William Gaddis spent years in obscurity doing menial writing-related work in order to write novels that at first few people cared about. Art and Culture
  • Rather than following the standard rules of composition, the figures and objects appear to hang in obscurity, floating across a somber background.
  • He is the world-renowned authority and registrar on the species he rescued from obscurity.
  • This was a torch thrown into a powder magazine -- all was explosion; the church, the noblesse, and the monarchy were suddenly extinguished, and France saw this man of long views and powerful passions, suddenly raised from hunger and obscurity, to the highest rank and the richest sinecurism of the republic. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847
  • He was briefly famous in his twenties but then sank into obscurity.
  • The "riddle" is here identical with the "parable," only that the former refers to the obscurity, the latter to the likeness of the figure to the thing compared. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • II. i.25 (435,2) If you shall cleave to my consent, Then 'tis,/It shall make honour for you] Macbeth expressed his thought with affected obscurity; he does not mention the royalty, though he apparently has it in his mind, _If you shall cleave to my consent_, if you shall concur with me when I determine to accept the crown, _when 'tis_, when that happens which the prediction promises, _it shall make honour for you_. Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies
  • Here I am toiling away in relative obscurity in the land that time forgot, and you're bitching that you haven't got the time to write an article which would be printed in the New York Times?
  • The aplomb with which he emerged from that obscurity, manipulating the media with consummate skill, allowed the dissemination of Christ's message to gain a new momentum across the planet.
  • Tens of thousands of other works languish in anonymity or auctorial obscurity. Shakespeare Controversies
  • Born with a legal claim to honour and to affluence, he was in two months illegitimated by the Parliament, and disowned by his mother, doomed to poverty and obscurity, and launched upon the ocean of life only that he might be swallowed by its quicksands, or dashed upon its rocks. Johnson's Lives of the Poets — Volume 1
  • The manager prides himself on plucking players from obscurity, despite the club announcing a new centre of excellence facility on Friday. Times, Sunday Times
  • To paraphrase, better that Britain, heir to the legacy of imperial and civilizational grandezza, recover these fragments than that they be lost to the ignorance and obscurity of an orientalized and debased "second race" whose only claim to them is that they happen to be squatting upon the lands once occupied by a "nobler race" of antique Greeks. The Ruins of Empire: Nationalism, Art, and Empire in Hemans's Modern Greece
  • That other story, likewise, traced the path from poverty to wealth and obscurity to fame.
  • Neither has exactly been plucked from obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • The little watering-place has returned to its primitive obscurity; and lions and lionesses, with their several jackals, blue surtouts, and bluer stockings, fiddlers and dancers, painters and amateurs, authors and critics, dispersed like pigeons by the demolition of a dovecot, have sought other scenes of amusement and rehearsal, and have deserted ST. Saint Ronan's Well
  • Gongorism of many passages in Calderon's best pieces, their obscurity and extravagant bombast, should be charged to the account of a meddlesome collector and editor, that is, to Vera Tasis, and not to The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux
  • In many cases this obscurity is well-deserved; many early works are mediocre, naïvely imitative stuff, unworthy to stand in the canon with Seymour, Walcott, Selvon, Naipaul or Lamming.
  • I saw him go in a few years from obscurity to being a highly sought-after individual. Times, Sunday Times
  • Despite legions of fans, the surreal tales slipped into relative obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • When the officials raise the garage door there is a sudden burst of light which suggests that he is being pulled from the shadows of obscurity.
  • When it comes to slandering the opposite sex, women get away with much more; the relative obscurity of the word misandry speaks for itself. Monster of Marriage
  • Born with a legal claim to honour and to affluence, he was, in two months, illegitimated by the parliament, and disowned by his mother, doomed to poverty and obscurity, and launched upon the ocean of life, only that he might be swallowed by its quicksands, or dashed upon its rocks. The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes Volume the Eighth: The Lives of the Poets, Volume II
  • Of course, the true champion for many trees probably grows in obscurity like a wannabe actor waiting to be discovered.
  • At a few yards from the mouth the light disappeared, and I found myself immersed in the dunnest obscurity. Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker
  • Ward would, I imagine, deplore its readiness to embrace cultural dissolution, its reckless fideism, and its unnecessary obscurity.
  • the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity
  • The actress was only 17 when she was plucked from obscurity and made a star.
  • I had no idea that the Barn Man had become such a litterateur in his years of obscurity. Me & Barney the Purple Dinosaur
  • There one came to terms with obscurity, with low tones, one did not demand full clarity of mind or motive.
  • In very truth the sole punishment of ill-livers is an inglorious obscurity
  • Tens of thousands of other works languish in anonymity or auctorial obscurity. Shakespeare Controversies
  • In order to understand the hermeticism of the verbal topology comprising the substance of nightlife, and in order to articulate the various modes of obscurity intrinsic to the nightspot, one must attend more closely to the solipsistic relations characteristic of monadic substance. Club Monad
  • He was briefly famous in his twenties but then sank into obscurity.
  • Now I appreciate that it may be a political fact of life in Canada that the surest way to send an up-and-coming cabinet minister to obscurity is to suggest that he has a great and glorious future before him, particularly when his Prime Minister is relatively young and healthy. Plain Talk
  • This, however, is not the place to expatiate on Ormskirk's extraordinary career; his rise from penury and obscurity, tempered indeed by gentle birth, to the priviest secrets of his Majesty's council, -- climbing the peerage step by step, as though that institution had been a garden-ladder, -- may be read of in the history books. Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes
  • To FJ, there are still some of us Italian daughters, working at our homecraft in obscurity, reigning over our homes and serving up the sauce! Round Altered Box/ Inspiration
  • The confession of his unworthiness in comparison with the mightier one who should follow is unmistakably sincere, as is the completed joy of this friend of the bridegroom rejoicing greatly because of the bridegroom's voice, even when the bridegroom's presence meant the recedence of the friend into ever deepening obscurity (John iii. The Life of Jesus of Nazareth
  • There is enough light for those who desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition. Blaise Pascal 
  • Until now it has remained undocumented, the circumstances of its commissioning veiled in utter obscurity.
  • Based in Austin, Texas, this songbird spent years in obscurity before this debut.
  • Despite legions of fans, the surreal tales slipped into relative obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • I liked the Latin obscurity of the old-fashioned Mass. I liked the Gregorian music. FOLLOW THE SHARKS
  • The album and the artist slid into obscurity, forgotten by all but the few who stumbled across a copy in a dusty cellar.
  • Personally, he was inclined to admire -- and frankly to admit it -- the ability which had brought Burr into prominence from a position of evident obscurity, while he regarded Mrs. Webb's eccentric attitude as a kind of antedated comedy. The Voice of the People
  • The clock radio jarred Diane from her nap, blaring "La Macarena," a song she thought had been consigned to "Achy Breaky Heart" obscurity. DO NO HARM
  • For whensoever we would proceed beyond these simple ideas we have from sensation and reflection, and dive further into the nature of things, we fall presently into darkness and obscurity, perplexedness and difficulties, and can discover nothing further but our own blindness and ignorance. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • There is then in the structure of his words something tragic and something comic, something blustering and something low, an obscurity, a vulgarness, a turgidness, and a strutting, with a nauseous prattling and fooling. Essays and Miscellanies
  • The origins of many of the religions practised here remain shrouded in obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • I have risen from the depths of emerging art obscurity and anonymity into mainstream professional success.
  • Why has this area of law emerged from the shadows of obscurity?
  • He rose from relative obscurity to worldwide recognition.
  • Modern cryptographers have embraced this principle, calling anything else ‘security by obscurity.’
  • Its origin is involved in obscurity: but may it not be a corruption of the Latin _ambages_, or the singular ablative _ambage_? which signifies _quibbling, subterfuge_, and that kind of conduct which is generally supposed to constitute _humbug_. Notes and Queries, Number 194, July 16, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc
  • Apart from anything else, this secretiveness adds up to the cardinal sin of security by obscurity.
  • The record was by a group that has since faded into obscurity, The Harmonicats, three Chicagoans who played chromatic harmonicas.
  • Robbie was rescued from obscurity and has shone at Leeds.
  • They emerged from obscurity and made history with, as historians of aviation carefully phrase it, the first power-driven heavier-than-air machine in which humans made free, controlled and sustained flight.
  • Time was when postprandial banter between journalists was confined to the decent obscurity of the newsroom. Diary
  • The obscurity about the major ethnie of Dark Age Scotland was more to do with the fact that the eloquence of their complex sculptured stones was not transliterated into Roman script.
  • Is my slothful old age doomed to gloomy obscurity?
  • Famous American Poets have to be the weirdest breed ever, and no wonder: they are incredibly learned, yet totally unread, unbeloved by the masses, monetarily unrewarded and bound to die in obscurity.
  • If the government loses the election, it will drift off to the left towards political obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • Obscurity and unaccountability start to integrate with a new interest in shielding the grounds of individuality — its supposed inner, ontological roots — from representation, particularly representation according to the universalised laws of physics and logic. Psychology in Search of Psyches: Friedrich Schelling, Gotthilf Schubert and the Obscurities of the Romantic Soul
  • I remembered Artie from a few years ago as a kind of hero, who rode in one a white horse and rescued Nomad from a lifetime of obscurity. ceciliatan: Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Love Is The Drug
  • To have many planets debilitated in this way in a nativity is considered a sign of obscurity and low birth.
  • He rose from relative obscurity to worldwide recognition.
  • May you live in obscurity and forever be associated with amongst your many crimes Abu Ghraib as Nixon is to Wartergate. — Bush to Deliver Farewell Address on Thursday - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  • At such times an electric globe displays within its form the bias that a technological society has against obscurity and its preference for superfluent clarity, excitability and of becoming overheated.
  • I was immortal then, a tiny speck in the grand scheme of things, someone who was to make a mark on the world and seemed to just let that mark slide away into obscurity.
  • It is possible that all the planetary orbs originate from an early attempt to record heliacal obscurity.
  • There being no second chamber in Holyrood, why not use Westminster as a kind of House of Lords, where former leaders can harmlessly serve out their twilight days in obscurity?
  • She was plucked from obscurity by a Hollywood film producer.
  • Talking of slides into obscurity, William reports that the Socialist Workers Party, now admit to having little more than 3,000 members.
  • I soon found in effect it was impossible for me to declare it, considering the contrast of the solitariness of my long obnubilation and obscurity.
  • Abdallah, one of the holiest of men, whom God hath blessed with supernatural powers, such as dispel doubts and obscurity. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume II
  • Vehicles loomed out of opacity, the headlamps surrounded by auras like distant moons, ground cautiously by, and receded into obscurity. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
  • They visited areas plagued by conflict: Ambon, West Papua formerly known as Irian Jaya, and Aceh, where Muslim hard-liners were fighting for a separate Islamic state: Both of them were impressed by the lack of security, the support and extent of Muslim population and the obscurity provided by the density of the forests. Seeds of Terror
  • But in attaching "punk" you are telling the world that these folks prefer obscurity, they don't like the limelight. Getting back up to steam (hold the 'punk')
  • There is a way out - retirement and self-imposed obscurity.
  • The verse form with its metrical demands, while it aided memorization, led to greater obscurity of expression than prose composition would have entailed.
  • Shepherd stunned the sport two years ago when he marched to the final from total obscurity. The Sun
  • It is much worse to err on the side of obscurity than on the side of giving too much information. A Short Guide to Writing About Science
  • Simnel, a mere pawn, was pardoned and set to work as a scullion in the royal kitchens, living out the rest of his life in safe obscurity.
  • I could change my name and live with you in the remotest part of Europe in poverty and obscurity. COURTESANS
  • Indeed, they genuinely were expecting to do no more than a few theatrical venues and then to sink back into relative obscurity. Times, Sunday Times
  • Grenada's emergence from international obscurity was the culmination of four turbulent years of revolution and social experimentation.
  • Eventually he left the newspaper, after being criticized for the obscurity of his poetry and the coarseness of his language.
  • While any list that highlights lesser known people who toil in obscurity is a good thing i would suggest the following: Who Makes A Difference: the C-Ville 20 at cvillenews.com
  • The supermodel will write a fictional account of a young female model's life as she is plucked from obscurity and thrust into the A-list limelight. The Sun
  • How can that be?" asked Hunt, irritated by the obscurity of Henry's reply.
  • Anonymity refers to the apparent obscurity of the Net's users.
  • That I am condemned to live and die in nameless obscurity?
  • Everything I knew about psychology, of human nature, indicated that they wouldn't fall for it - I'd be discovered straight away, and forever be cast into unemployable obscurity.
  • The snowflake is a symbol for sarcoid, each case is unique and I had it long before House made its obscurity trendy. Blog-o-Remiss-a-Versary Part 2 « eagledawg.net

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