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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·scure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obscured p. pr. & vb. n. Obscuring.]  To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious.
    They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak, with obscured lights.   --Shak.
 Why, 't is an office of discovery, love,
 And I should be obscured.   --Shak.
    There is scarce any duty which has been so obscured by the writings of learned men as this.   --Wake.
    And seest not sin obscures thy godlike frame?   --Dryden.