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obscurity

OBSCU'RITY, n. [L. obscuritas.]

1. Darkness; want of light.

We wait for light, but behold obscurity. Is. 59.

2. A state of retirement from the world; a state of being unnoticed; privacy.

You are not for obscurity designed.

3. Darkness of meaning; unintelligibleness; as the obscurity of writings or of a particular passage.

4. Illegibleness; as the obscurity of letters or of an inscription.

5. A state of being unknown to fame; humble condition; as the obscurity of birth or parentage.



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OBSCU'RITY, n. [L. obscuritas.]

1. Darkness; want of light.

We wait for light, but behold obscurity. Is. 59.

2. A state of retirement from the world; a state of being unnoticed; privacy.

You are not for obscurity designed.

3. Darkness of meaning; unintelligibleness; as the obscurity of writings or of a particular passage.

4. Illegibleness; as the obscurity of letters or of an inscription.

5. A state of being unknown to fame; humble condition; as the obscurity of birth or parentage.
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Ob*scu"ri*ty
  1. The quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty.

    Yuo are not for obscurity designed. Dryden.

    They were now brought forth from obscurity, to be contemplated by artists with admiration and despair. Macaulay.

    Syn. -- Darkness; dimness; gloom. See Darkness.

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obscurity

OBSCU'RITY, n. [L. obscuritas.]

1. Darkness; want of light.

We wait for light, but behold obscurity. Is. 59.

2. A state of retirement from the world; a state of being unnoticed; privacy.

You are not for obscurity designed.

3. Darkness of meaning; unintelligibleness; as the obscurity of writings or of a particular passage.

4. Illegibleness; as the obscurity of letters or of an inscription.

5. A state of being unknown to fame; humble condition; as the obscurity of birth or parentage.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CROCK, n. An earthen vessel; a pot or pitcher; a cup.

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CROCK, v.t. or I. To black with soot, or other matter collected from combustion; or to black with the coloring matter of cloth.

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