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Obscurity meaning

obscurity - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty.

obscurity - examples of usage

  1. So dense became the obscurity, that I could not see his ears; nor could I, indeed, distinguish my own hand held out at arm's- length. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. All I could make out, in the obscurity under the ridge, was a flutter of wings that rose heavily from the water, taking my duck with them. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. He had at first engaged in the pursuit with the hopes of raising himself from his present obscurity, and resuming the rank and dignity to which his birth entitled him; but, as usual, it ended in absorbing every thought, and becoming the business of his existence. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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