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  • n. Plural form of obscurity.


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  • Introduction I have been able to write: Malaria, the history of which not long ago presented such obscurities, is today one of the best known diseases.

    Alphonse Laveran - Nobel Lecture

  • There are certain obscurities that I think should be cleared up.

    The Role of Canada in the Challenge of the East to the West

  • Obscure in the sense that it dealt with "obscurities," current jargon for tasks which were too intricate, problematic, sensitive or bloody for the talents and tastes of its contemporaries.


  • Mr. Thompson sets out to explore the landscape that has fired his imagination by searching out the legends behind the songs, from infamous icons like the actual House of the Rising Sun and voodoo queen Marie Laveau to obscurities like the bayou ax murderer who craved hot jazz.

    A Road Trip in Search of Ghosts

  • A lot of good stuff falls in this area — R&B, Hip Hop, Metal, Adult Contemporary and Country hits with limited mass appeal, obscurities from outside the U.S., movie soundtrack junk, lesser-known singles from big name acts, etc.

    Very Special :

  • The trio's heavy-footed Krautrock drumbeat was met by a winsome sitar, earning it a place on this compilation of obscurities four decades later.

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: Rediscovering Legacies in India, Thailand and Indonesia

  • Back catalogs are illuminated, obscurities arbitrarily enthroned.

    School of Rock

  • She illustrates her point with "Pennies from Heaven," sung á la Crosby as a slow ballad with verse, and then a few haunting Sinatra obscurities "No One Ever Tells You" and "A Man Alone", making an artful case for Rod McKuen's validity as a lyricist.

    Basically Bassists, Plus Varied Voices

  • In the final third of the book, Maryam returns to Exeter, beginning an investigation into the obscurities of her own identity.

    The Last Gift by Abdulrazak Gurnah – review

  • In these clubs, DJs mixed an aural collage of sound effects, Latin, Motown, funk, European music and even English obscurities by the Glitter Band and Babe Ruth.

    Saturday Night Fever


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