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Definition of Obscurity


  1. The quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty.

Obscurity Quotations

Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.
Sonia Sotomayor

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
Thomas Hardy

The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell.
Adrienne Rich

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
Tallulah Bankhead
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Obscurity Translations

obscurity in German is Unklarheiten, Dunkelheit
obscurity in Latin is silentium
obscurity in Spanish is oscuridad
obscurity in Swedish is dunkelhet
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