And too much of a focus obscure numbers can obscure strategic truths. But the authority of his name far exceeds that of our own, famous or obscure though we be. Whether it was actual ignorance, senility, or some obscure test, it’s hard to know.

He can barely speak the titles, but manages to let Viridiana and That obscure Object of Desire pass from his lips. Words are not more than tasteless drapery to obscure their lines. It was about half-past eight, and the night had been obscure for some time. We should not let the much that is to do obscure the much which has been done. This was still an obscure question, to which, in her inexperience, she found no answer. His parentage was obscure, and he was generally known only by his nickname of Professor.