obscure (part of speech: adjective)
obscured (part of speech: verb)
- The house abandoned to curious wayfarers; the sons and daughters, the grandson and granddaughter, every member of the founder's family dead; Mr. Hope remarried to a lady of the house of Arundel, and living in a semi- monastic seclusion in a house walled off from the tourist- haunted shrine of the great man whose memory alone was left to inhabit it,- all these circumstances filled me with indescribable sadness as I paced up and down in the gloaming, and thought of the strange passion for founding here a family of the old Border type which had obfuscated the keen, clear brain of Walter Scott, made his wonderful gifts subservient to the most futile object of ambition, driven him to the verge of disgrace and bankruptcy, embittered the evening of his laborious and glorious career, and finally ended in this,- the utter extinction of the name he had illustrated and the family he had hoped to found. - "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
- It was Smoke's varied play that obfuscated them. - "Smoke Bellew", Jack London.
- If his sight be obfuscated and dull, as it may easily be, with continuall poring, there is no better way to relieve it, than to view the pleasant greennesse of Herbes, which is the way that Painters use, when they have almost spent their sight by their most earnest contemplation of brighter objects: neither doe they onely feed the Eyes but comfort the wearied Braine with fragrant smells. - "The Old English Herbals", Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.