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  • v. to obscure
  • v. to make something undecipherable; to obliterate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing


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  • England! blot out the lion and the unicorn: let the supporters of your arms henceforth be, Imbecility and Death!

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • "After this, he [Samuel] slept, and he made known to the king, and showed him the end of his life, and he lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy to blot out the wickedness of the nation" (Ecclus., xlvi, 23).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • And this is fairly at once to blot out the whole Scripture as a fable; for there is not a line of doctrinal truth in it but what depends on the traduction of


  • They overlie and blot out all the little sounds of every-day life and usage.

    The Fire Within

  • But as Edwin hurried Louise away, the look that passed between the two young men was enough to blot out henceforward all friendship, all brotherhood.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Aware that he had lost every last vestige of what little color he owned, and that he had broken out in a chilling sweat of fear and anguish, Sulla elected to let his legs buckle completely, slid down the length of his toga to the floor, and sat there with his head between his knees and his eyes fast closed, trying to blot out the image of the skeleton wrapped in Julilla’s golden skin.

    The First Man in Rome

  • And yet the state, which includes all the citizens of the state, believes that it can blot out this wisdom of mine in the final dark by means of a rope about my neck and the abruptive jerk of gravitation — this wisdom of mine that was incubated through the millenniums, and that was well hatched ere the farmed fields of Troy were ever pastured by the flocks of nomad shepherds!

    Chapter 1


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