Obscurity sentence examples

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  • At last, worn out by age, he accepted an amnesty and returned to the city of Mexico, where he died in obscurity on the 10th of June 1876.

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  • I do not suppose that I have attained to obscurity, but I should be proud if no more fatal fault were found with my pages on this score than was found with the Walden ice.

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  • There is no obscurity about William's first position.

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  • One can imagine what confusion and obscurity would result from such an account of the duel.

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  • The contrast between the obscurity of such a man and the fame enjoyed by the fluent young doctors roused Bacon's indignation.

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  • The obscurity of the early annals of the town is explained by the circumstance that Edward I.

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  • It is best to think of him only as the intellectual worker, pursuing in uncomforted obscurity the laborious and absorbing task to which he had given up his whole life.

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  • He was amnestied with other exiles in 1874, and died in obscurity in 1876.

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  • Almost complete obscurity, however, was gathering round it when it became (according to Matt.

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  • The visions hardly veil the thought, and the mode of expression is usually simple, except in the Messianic passages, where the tortuousness and obscurity are perhaps intentional.

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  • His descendants, through the rescued Fancha, fell into complete obscurity until about the middle of the 16th century, when one of them, Nurhachu by name, a chieftain of a small tribe, rose to power.

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  • 6-23) 1; there is some obscurity in vv.

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  • The traditional history of Ammon as related in the Old Testament is not free from obscurity, due to the uncertain date of the various references and to the doubt whether the individual details belong to the particular period to which each is ascribed.

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  • Asconius Pedianus and Thrasea Paetus were natives of the town; and Quintilian speaks of the directness and simplicity of their diction as Patavinitas, comparing it with the artificial obscurity of the writers of Rome itself.

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  • Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?

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  • Meanwhile the ark of Yahweh, the only sanctuary of national significance, had remained in obscurity since its return from the Philistines in the early youth of Samuel.

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  • There remains some obscurity as to the end of their liaison.) From September 1742 to April 1745 he played at Drury Lane, after which he again went over to Dublin.

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  • How ridiculous it is to say I had drunk so copiously of the noble spirit of Dr. Howe that I was fired with the desire to rescue from darkness and obscurity the little Alabamian!

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  • 23) explains it as meaning obscurity of origin, while Jerome (Prologus Galeatus) declares that all books outside the Hebrew canon belong to this class of apocrypha.

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  • At times attempts were made to suppress the sect of the Vaudois, but the nature of the country which they inhabited, their obscurity and their isolation made the difficulties of their suppression greater than the advantages to be gained from it.

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  • To Anselm speciall y belongs the motto Credo ut intelligam, or, as it is obscurity of the schools..

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  • For some time, and especially during the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), Pasquier remained in obscurity; but this did not save him from arrest in the year 1794.

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  • Pierre Bonaparte died in obscurity at Versailles on the 7th of April 1881.

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  • In spite of the obscurity of the soldier's words Pierre understood what he wanted to say and nodded approval.

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  • Their real origin is involved in that obscurity which conceals the ethnography of the earliest settlers in the Venetian plain.

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  • On only one point, the position assigned in the Wissenschaftslehre to the absolute ego, is there any obscurity; but the relative passages are far from decisive, and from the early work, Neue Darstellung der Wissenchaftslehre, unquestionably to be ins uded in the Jena period, one can see that from the outset the doctrine of the absolute ego was held in a form differing only in statement from the later theory.

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  • The best extant specimen is the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius; the most characteristic is the Alexandra or Cassandra of Lycophron, the obscurity of which is almost proverbial.

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  • From the quiet obscurity for which his talents and character entirely fitted him Bute was forced by a mere accident.

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  • The fame of the martyrs led to the building of a basilica in their honour at Carthage; and their annual commemoration required that the brevity and obscurity of their Acts should be supplemented and explained, to make them suitable for public recitation.

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  • Such attempts are necessary in a time of transition, but they involve a measure of obscurity and ambiguity.

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  • (11) When any place of special obscurity is doubted of, letters to be directed by authority to send to any learned man in the land for his judgment of such a place.

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  • " The growth of knighthood " (writes Stubbs) " is a subject on which the greatest obscurity prevails ": and, though J.

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  • The obscurity of the mist, which had at first allowed the big battalions to approach unobserved, now favoured the weaker side.

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  • The cause of such agreement is, according to Grisebach, shrouded in the deepest obscurity, but it finds its obvious and complete explanation in the descent from a common ancestor which he would unhesitatingly reject.

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  • Even the great dynasties have left few traces, and it is with difficulty that the patient historian disinters the minor kingdoms from obscurity, but Indian religion, literature and art have influenced all Asia from Persia to Japan.

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  • Prince Charles was left in neglect and obscurity; till, unchecked by Murray, relying on hasty Jacobite promises brought by him, and encouraged by the French victory of Fontenoy, he started with seven companions for the west highland coast on the 21st of July 1745.

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  • But his second position is enveloped in considerable obscurity.

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  • The origin of this, the most important source of medical knowledge in Europe in the early middle ages, is involved in obscurity.

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  • The ignorant populace, for whom the promised social millennium had by no means dawned, saw in an attitude seemingly so inconsistent obvious proof of corrupt motives, and there were plenty of prophets of misrule to encourage the delusion - orators of the clubs and the street corners, for whom the restoration of order would have meant well-deserved obscurity.

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  • His writings in tone and character are always alike " rich in thought and destitute of form, passionate and hair-splitting, eloquent and pithy in expression, energetic and condensed to the point of obscurity."

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  • The Prophet himself can hardly have attached any particular meaning to these symbols: they served their purpose if they conveyed an impression of solemnity and enigmatical obscurity.

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  • - From time to time a star, hitherto too faint to be noticeable, blazes out and becomes a prominent object, and then slowly fades into obscurity.

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  • And therefore I should not much wonder, if there be in some places of it obscurity and doubtfulness."

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  • But the obscurity of the style of the book as well as its almost purely negative results proved fatal to its immediate success.

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  • Impressed by the belief that verbosity was the bane of science, he carried terseness to an extreme which frequently created obscurity, and this in no branch of zoology more than in that which relates to birds.

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  • The rest of his life was spent in peaceful obscurity as cardinal-bishop of Porto and legate of the mark of Ancona.

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  • Though the association brought about an extension and improvement of the Indian crop, in which result it was enormously assisted by the high prices consequent upon the American Civil War, it sank after a few years into obscurity, and soon passed out of existence altogether, while the effects of its work dwindled finally into insignificance.

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  • Nevertheless, he remained in the comparative obscurity of his episcopal see until the death of Cardinal Antonelli; but in 1877, when the important papal office of camerlengo became vacant, Pius IX.

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  • His text, however, is so confused, both from obscurity of style and from corruptions in the MSS., that there is much difference of opinion as to the meaning of many words and phrases employed in his narrative, and their application in particular points of detail.

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  • Such is the intentional obscurity in many of the compositions of these two authors that every sentence becomes a puzzle, over which even a scholarly Ottoman must pause before he can be sure he has found its true meaning.

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  • The history of the earlier usage of the term "Apocrypha" (from 6.7roxpb7rreev, to hide) is not free from obscurity.

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  • The chief faults of the book are obscurity, verbal conceits and a forced ingenuity which shows itself in grotesque puns, odd metres and occasional want of taste.

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  • Next ensues a long epoch of obscurity.

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  • The assiduity with which Huc devoted himself to the study of the dialects and customs of the Tatars, for whom at the cost of much labour he translated various religious works, was an admirable preparation for undertaking in 1844, at the instigation of the vicar apostolic of Mongolia, an expedition whose object was to dissipate the obscurity which hung over the country and habits of the Tibetans.

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  • Lastly, the obscurity in which the history of Aesop is involved has induced some scholars to deny his existence altogether.

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  • The difficulty of reconciling the two views is that which gives rise to much of the obscurity in Locke's treatment of the theory of knowledge; in Hume the effort to identify them, and to explain the synthesis which is essential to cognition as merely the accidental result of external relations among the elements of conscious experience, appears with the utmost clearness, and gives the keynote of all his philosophical work.

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  • Buddhism in Magadha never recovered from this blow; it lingered in obscurity for a while and then vanished.

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  • The meaningof this claim is not quite clear, as there is some obscurity concerning the origin of the name Germani.

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  • seems to offer a welcome ray, piercing the D t obscurity of early Egyptian chronology; ynas)~ guided by it the historian Ed.

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  • The fact is that Melanchthon sought, not to minimize differences, but to veil them under an intentional obscurity of expression.

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  • Although, outside the information we get from Christian chroniclers, this age is for the people of the north one of complete obscurity, it is evident that the Viking Age corresponds with some universal disturbance or unrest among the Scandinavian nations, strictly analogous to the unrest among more southern Teutonic nations which many centuries before had heralded the break-up of the Roman empire, an epoch known as that of the Folk-wanderings (V olkerwanderungen).

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  • Like the Koran it is often concise to obscurity and cannot be translated literally; It is interesting to compare the development of Jewish law with that of the Mahommedan, Roman and English systems, the points of resemblance and difference being extremely suggestive for other studies.

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  • According to this, Christ committed to his apostles certain powers of order and jurisdiction in the Church, among others that of transmitting these powers to others through "the laying on of hands"; and this power, whatever obscurity may surround the practice of the primitive Church (see Apostle, ad fin.) was very early confined to the order of bishops, who by virtue of a special consecration became the successors of the apostles in the function of handing on the powers and graces of the ministry.'

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  • Bazard, after remaining for some time in obscurity in Paris, came to the conclusion that the ends of those who wished well to the people would be most easily attained, not through political agitation, but by effecting a radical change in their social condition.

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  • - The history of primitive Athens is involved in the same obscurity which enshrouds the early development of most of the Greek city-states.

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  • They lived in obscurity till 1436, when Tudor was imprisoned, and Catherine retired to Bermondsey Abbey, where she died on the 3rd of January 1437.

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  • After a remarkable period of obscurity, the ark enters suddenly into the history of David (2 Sam.

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  • Any obscurity that may hang over Huygens's principle is due mainly to the indefiniteness of thought and expression which we must be content to put up with if we wish to avoid pledging ourselves as to the character of the vibrations.

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  • In our conceptions of the later stages of assimilation and of excretion, with the generation of poisons (auto-intoxication) in the intestinal tract, there is still much obscurity and much guess-work; yet in some directions positive knowledge has been gained, partly by the physiologist, partly by the physician himself.

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  • In the sphere of physiology and in the interpretation of associated arterial diseases much obscurity still remains; as, for instance, concerning the nature of the toxic substances which produce those bilateral changes in the kidneys which we call Bright's disease, and bring about the "uraemia" which is characteristic of it.

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  • Contemporaries usually spoke of 70, 72, 73 or 77 members, and perhaps the list is complete with Daenell's recent count of 72, but the obscurity on so vital a point is significant of the amorphous character of the organization.

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  • With great imperfections, this study in Miltonic blank verse displays the genius of a poet, in spite of a curious obscurity both of thought and style.

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  • The absence or incompleteness of authentic records, however, is not the only source of obscurity and confusion in the chronology of remote ages.

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  • Flying from the country, he encountered the plague at Pinczoff; three of his four children were carried off; and he himself, worn out by age and misfortune, died in solitude and obscurity at Schlakau in Moravia, about the end of 1564.

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  • Through long years of poverty and obscurity Carlyle showed unsurpassed fidelity to his vocation and superiority to the lower temptations which have ruined so many literary careers.

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  • He lay back and closed his eyes, trying to picture the sad death, the end of the sad life of a woman, now resurrected to importance after a hundred years of total obscurity.

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  • MARCUS AEMILIUS SCAURUS (c. 163-88 B.C.), Roman statesman, was a member of a great patrician family which had sunk into obscurity.

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  • The ethnography of ancient Italy is a very complicated and difficult subject, and notwithstanding the researches of modern scholars is still involved in some obscurity.

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  • The way in which such food when manufactured is incorporated into, and enabled to build up, the living substance is again hidden in obscurity.

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  • If the dauphin did escape, it seems probable that he perished shortly afterwards or lived in a safe obscurity.

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  • The brilliant researches of Frankland on the organo-metallic compounds, and his consequent doctrine of saturation capacity or valency of elements and radicals, relieved Kolbe's views of all obscurity.

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  • But for the appalling economic conditions produced by the fall in the value of assignats, Babeuf might have shared the fate of other agitators who were whipped into obscurity.

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  • His career is involved in considerable obscurity.

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  • Intelligible as this development of Kantian idealism seems in the light of subsequent philosophy, the first statement of it in Hegel was not free from obscurity.

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  • The story of the many attempts made in the interval by " forward " or advanced Puritans to secure vital religious fellowship within the queen's Church, and of the few cases in which these shaded off into practical Separatism, is still wrapped in some obscurity.

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  • The origin and early history of the office are veiled in obscurity.

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  • - The origin and early development of ecclesiastical organization are involved in obscurity.

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  • Thomas More even found it advisable to withdraw from public life into obscurity.

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  • Their history in the intervening period, however, is wrapped i:n obscurity.

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  • - Now that Brefeld's view of the origin of these forms from the Zygomycetes has been overthrown, the relationship of the higher and lower forms of fungi is left in obscurity.

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  • Fresh pilgrim resorts now began to spring up, and medieval shrines, which had fallen on evil days, to emerge from their obscurity.

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  • The early history is involved in much obscurity.

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  • The brotherhood appears to have languished in obscurity during the republic, and to have been revived by Augustus.

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  • His parents belonged to the yeoman class, and there is some obscurity about Fox's early career.

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  • Unfortunately the events of his age are shrouded in obscurity, but one can recognize the return of exiles from Babylon to Jerusalem and its environs - now half-Edomite - and various internal rivalries which culminate in the Samaritan schism.'

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  • To fill the peshwa's place to some extent at the head of the Mahratta confederacy, the lineal descendant of Sivaji was brought forth from obscurity, and placed upon the throne of Satara.

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  • The latter part of his life is involved in total obscurity.

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  • This resolution or analysis into simple, because clear and distinct, elements may be brought to a standstill again and again by obscurity and indistinctness, but patient and repeated revision of all that is included in the problem should bring the analytic process to fruition.

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  • For the last eight years of his life after this sudden leap out of obscurity we have a faithful record of Sterne's feelings and movements in letters to various persons, published in 1 775 by his sole child and daughter, Lydia Sterne de Medalle, and in the Letters from Yorick to Eliza (1766-1767), also published in 1775.

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  • His efforts, however, proved vain, and he died in comparative obscurity in Paris on the 3rd of November 1611.4 Perez's earliest publication was a small quarto, dedicated to the earl of Essex, written and apparently printed in England about 1594, entitled Pedazos de historia, and professedly published at Leon.

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  • At all periods, moreover, hieroglyphic writing was a branch of decorative art, and it may have been that the ancient Egyptian, like the modern Turk, resented too much lucidity, and liked his literary compositions to be veiled in a certain obscurity.

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  • The origin of the Bombay invasion is shrouded in obscurity.

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  • Its origin is shrouded in obscurity.

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  • The latter obscurity results either from coalescence, to which all joints and segments are liable, or from subdivision, which occasionally affects joints even in the trunk-legs.

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  • In philosophy, properly so called, the humanistic scorn for medieval dullness and obscurity swept away theological metaphysics as valueless.

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  • In 1676 he died in obscurity in Albania.

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  • The decline of Egypt under the XXth Dynasty, and the contemporary fall of the Aegean sea-power, left Cyprus isolated and defenceless, and the Early Iron Age which succeeds is a period of obscurity and relapse.

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  • If he was the individual who died in 1703 at the Bastille, the obscurity which gathered round the nameless masked prisoner is almost incomprehensible, for there was no real secret about Mattioli's incarceration.

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  • In the middle of the 7th century both Edom and Moab suffered from the restlessness of the desert tribes, and after another period of obscurity, they joined in the attempt made by Zedekiah of Judah to revolt against Nebuchadrezzar (Jer.

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  • Consequently its history still 1ies in complete obscurity (cf.

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  • His style has frequently been blamed for its obscurity and difficulty, but this is due to two causes: his habit of compressing his arguments into narrow compass, and of always writing with the opposite side of the case in view, so that it has been said of the Analogy that it raises more doubts than it solves.

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  • If, we may imagine him saying, the precepts of religion are entirely analogous in their partial obscurity and apparent difficulty to the ordinary course of nature disclosed to us by experience, then it is credible that these precepts are true; not only can no objections be drawn against them from experience, but the balance of probability is in their favour.

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  • A further important consideration for the allies was the obscurity of the ethnographi.c lines in central Macedonia.

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  • Similar obscurity rests on the origin of the city.

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  • They are always written in the author's highest style, a style perfectly eloquent and unaffected; they can only be interpreted (on the free-thinking hypothesis) as allegorical with the greatest difficulty and obscurity, and it is pretty certain that no one reading the book without a thesis to prove would dream of taking them in a non-natural sense.

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  • But, even granting that a certain obscurity still hangs undispelled over the problem of the old Avesta, with its twenty-one nasks, we may well believe the Parsees themselves, when they affirm that their sacred literature has passed through successive stages of decay, the last of which is represented by the present Avesta.

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  • Nicholas was condemned to perpetual imprisonment, and died in obscurity at Avignon; while the Roman people submitted to King Robert, who governed the church through his vicars.

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  • The early history of the family is involved in obscurity, but they are first heard of as lords of Farneto or Farnese, a castle near the lake of Bolsena, and they played an important part as consuls and signori of Orvieto.

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  • Considerable obscurity exists as to their other functions, but they seem to have been charged with providing food for the visitors to the temples, with the care of certain offerings, and with the arrangement of the sacrificial banquets.

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  • As he himself wrote, "the most worthless book of a bygone day is a record worthy of preservation; like a telescopic star, its obscurity may render it unavailable for most purposes; but it serves, in hands which know how to use it, to determine the places of more important bodies."

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  • Without effort, and even without intention probably, it looked beyond first consequences to the farther or the final outcome; and to complete the operation, the faculty which detected the remoter consequences did not allow them to remain in obscurity, but brought them out as actualities no less than the first and perhaps far more important than the first.

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  • Bonaparte was resolved not to sink into obscurity, and the directors were anxious to keep him as far as possible from Paris; they therefore sanctioned the expedition to Egypt which deprived the Republic of its best army and most renowned captain.

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  • Nor is that obscurity to any appreciable degree illuminated by the tendency also noticeable in idealist writers to find the true possession of freedom only in a self emancipated from the influence of irrational passion, and liberated by knowledge from the dominion of chance or the despotism of unknown natural forces.

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  • They range from the rough and noble pathos of Egil, the mystic obscurity of Kormak, the pride and grief of Hallfred, and the marvellous fluency of Sighvat, to the florid intricacy of Einar and Markus.

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  • Galileo Galilei, Kepler's most eminent contemporary, took a foremost part in dissipating the obscurity that still hung over the very foundations of mechanical science.

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  • in 1547 was also the accession of Diane: she was virtual queen, while Henry's lawful wife, Catherine de' Medici, lived in comparative obscurity.

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  • It is probable that St Patrick established Armagh as a metropolitan see, but the history of the primacy, which during a long period can only have been a shadow, is involved in obscurity.

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  • The origin of the Bushman is lost in obscurity, but he may be conceived as the original inhabitant of the southern portion of the continent.

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  • The identity of the earliest inhabitants of Gaul is veiled in obscurity, though philologists, anthropologists and archaeologists are using the glimmer of traditions collected by ancient historians to shed a faint twilight upon that remote C past.

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  • Avempace's principles, it is clear, lead directly to the Averroistic doctrine of the unity of intellect, but the obscurity and incompleteness of the Regime do not permit us to judge how far he anticipated the later thinker.

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  • These simple elementary ideas were eminently capable of development and investigation, and were not only true but the prelude to further truth; while those they superseded defied inquiry by their vagueness and obscurity.

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  • According to the phase of the vibrations at this common point, the waves mutually strengthen or weaken their action, and there arises greater clearness or obscurity.

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  • It is also tolerably certain that, if for no other reasons besides the Judaism, obscurity, and poverty of the early converts to Christianity, the works of art seen in their meeting-houses cannot at first have been numerous.

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  • In spite of its frequent obscurity, its novel terminology, and its declared opposition to prevailing systems, the Kantian philosophy made rapid progress in Germany.

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  • It was in the midst of that awful obscurity that Gustavus met his death - how or where is not absolutely certain; but it would seem that he lost his way in the darkness while leading the Smaland horse to the assistance of his infantry, and was despatched as he lay severely wounded on the ground by a hostile horseman.

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  • It fell into obscurity under the rule of the popes, and was not again mentioned in history until, in 1831 and 1845, it began taking a prominent part in the revolutionary movements against papal despotism and in favour of Italian independence.

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  • Soon afterward, their empire disintegrates, and over the passage of time Outer Mongolia becomes an aphorism for obscurity.

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  • debilitated in this way in a nativity is considered a sign of obscurity and low birth.

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  • disappear back into total obscurity.

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  • drift into obscurity.

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  • Reports 6 Workload: conceptualisation, empirical investigation, obscurity and action 11 does excessive workload cause dropout?

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  • emergence from obscurity of the Faith.

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  • Wishing to erase and repudiate obscurity (and hence implicitly admitting its efficacy) points out a sublime contradiction of the late eighteenth-century enlightenment.

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  • faded into a gray obscurity.

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  • Yet the guests are thrilled to be on the show, catapulted briefly from obscurity to TV fame.

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  • However, Anne Campbell Mcinnes soon found that the idea of so early a map appearing after centuries of obscurity provoked complete incredulity.

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  • languish in acetate obscurity for the ensuing 45 years.

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  • obscurity filled with.

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  • To avoid such obscurity I need to be specific.

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  • This particular term - which places more emphasis on teaching than on learning - had almost faded into a perhaps deserved obscurity.

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  • She considered the possibility that she was perhaps also blind, given the obscurity of her current environment.

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  • That would explain the obscurity of the history of Powys during this period: it had effectively ceased to exist as an independent state.

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  • He took us from mid-table obscurity to playoff victory with a threadbare squad in the space of seven months.

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  • Julian Evans - The Guardian Bad: ..the collection as a whole is vitiated by a wilful obscurity which borders on arrogance.

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  • Animation attracts quiet, low-key people who are happy to work away in relative obscurity with little contact with the outside world.

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  • Dundee United have come a very long way in four decades, progressing from comparative obscurity to become one of Scotland's foremost clubs.

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  • From virtual obscurity, PMS or PMT has become one of the most talked about twentieth-century diseases.

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  • Published in October, it lapses into total obscurity.

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  • After two seasons of mid table obscurity the 1983-84 season brought an improvement to 6th.

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  • obscurity in the years following the publication of her essays.

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  • There is the expression of obscurity and there is obscurity of expression.

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  • obscurity of the subject ' made dogmatism about the gods unwise.

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  • obscurity of seed law to sneak this decision past the public without anyone noticing.

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  • obscurity for a couple years.

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  • obscurity for four decades.

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  • obscurity misadventures of the world are forcing us to penetrate the obscurities of his language that barred access to many potential allies.

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  • plucked from obscurity to star in a motion picture?

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  • quarrelsome lot, but on the whole we fight our battles in the decent obscurity of learned journals.

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  • relative obscurity with little contact with the outside world.

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  • shrouded in obscurity, .

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  • sinkr around twenty years after his death, Cotman sank into almost complete obscurity.

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  • speech impediment obscurity, to movie star celebrity status.

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  • Redcar rose from obscurity in 1846 when an extension of the Stockton and Darlington Railroad brought industry and seaside day trippers to the area.

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  • vanished into obscurity.

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  • So far as the latter function is concerned Philo confesses that the Law in his day shared the obscurity of the people, and seems to imply that the proselytes adopted little more than the monotheistic principle and the observance of the Sabbath.

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  • But in a subject like economics obscurity and an awkward terminology are not marks of scientific merit.

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  • the ten Sephiroth) who emanated from the highest primordial obscurity (i.e.

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  • The relative sizes of these mountains have assigned to them their definite correlations with characters: the ist with charity, love, libertinage; the and with religiosity, ambition, love of honour, pride, superstition; the 3rd with wisdom, good fortune, prudence, or when deficient improvidence, ignorance, failure; the 4th when large makes for success, celebrity, intelligence, audacity, when small meanness or love of obscurity; the 5th indicates love of knowledge, industry, aptitude for commerce, and in its extreme forms on the one hand love of gain and dishonesty, on the other slackness and laziness.

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  • He went to Constantinople, and Justinian, who entertained his complaint, sent him back to Rome, but Vigilius was ultimately able to banish his rival to Pandataria, where the rest of his life was spent in obscurity.

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  • (See Palestine: History.) Moab shares with Ammon and Edom in the general obscurity which overhangs later events.

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  • Secondly, their form left much to be desired; for one of them at least was rude in style, sometimes needlessly repetitive and sometimes brief to obscurity.

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  • Moreover, he did not spare his own estate, for in his Sexagesima sermon he boldly attacked the current style of preaching, its subtleties, affectation, obscurity and abuse of metaphor, and declared the ideal of a sermon to be one which sent men away "not contented with the preacher, but discontented with themselves."

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  • The old child-like joy in life so manifest in the Vedas had died away; the worship of nature had developed or degenerated into the worship of new and less pure divinities; and the Vedic songs themselves, whose freedom was little compatible with the spirit of the age, had faded into an obscurity which did not lessen their value to the priests.

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  • In the 18th century " Illumination " - an age which piqued itself upon its " enlightenment, " and " Ilium!- which did a good deal to drive away obscurity, though at the cost of losing depth - Deism outside the churches is matched by a spirit of cool common-sense within them, a spirit which is not confined to professed Rationalists.

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  • The benevolent or malignant influence of each planet, together with the sun and moon, is modified by the sign it inhabits at the nativity; thus Jupiter in one house may indicate riches, fame in another, beauty in another, and Saturn similarly poverty, obscurity or deformity.

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  • (See Philistines.) The problem is complicated by the obscurity which overhangs the history of south Palestine and the Delta (see Edom; Midian).

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  • And there was the former agitation and obscurity.

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  • We may be a quarrelsome lot, but on the whole we fight our battles in the decent obscurity of learned journals.

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  • The origin of Methodism in Flash is shrouded in obscurity, .

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  • For around twenty years after his death, Cotman sank into almost complete obscurity.

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  • Jamie Oliver and his lisping, mockney screen presence has carried him from speech impediment obscurity, to movie star celebrity status.

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  • None of them has so far vanished into obscurity.

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  • Since then, this classically trained actor has gone from relative obscurity to major box office draw...not to mention big screen heartthrob.

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  • Though she was starting to pick up steam once again, Sade would return to relative obscurity rather than follow up with another record.

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  • Hendricks spent a number of years in obscurity, acting her way through failed series and guest starring roles on series such as ER and Without a Trace.

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  • In 1928, Hurt recorded thirteen songs for OKEH Records, but after these sessions the label went bankrupt and Hurt fell back into obscurity for almost forty years.

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  • The phenomenal marketplace shift from waif-thin to thick and voluptuous, albeit gradual over the past 20-so years, has catapulted many full figured women from near obscurity in the fashion industry to supermodel status.

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  • The poem defies the notion that growing older means fading into obscurity.

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  • It was released in 1987 in Japan to considerable success, but due to the obscurity of the MSX system, it wasn't widely known.

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  • In fact, this writer is sure there are cheats that have never been unlocked due to their obscurity or difficulty.

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  • With the highly anticipated Sony PlayStation 3 on the horizon, it is inevitable that the over 100 million PlayStation 2s sold will soon begin to collect dust and fall into obscurity.

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  • One system that sort of fell into obscurity was the Turbo Grafx-16.

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  • However recently the grape was established to be identical to the American Red Zinfandel, raising it from relative obscurity.

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  • Charlotte Mason's method of teaching eventually faded into obscurity until Susan Schaeffer Macauley wrote the book For the Children's Sake in 1987.

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  • Though they've enjoyed immense popularity during specific periods over the years, they seem to experience resurgence even after they've supposedly faded into obscurity.

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  • Having spent decades working to earn the title of "world's largest retailer," Walmart is not about to slip into obscurity.

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  • The group faded into obscurity until 2008, when they surprised fans with the news that they were reuniting for a tour and a new album.

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  • Despite starting out when the youngest member of the group was just 12, Paramore the band rose from obscurity to superstar status quickly in the 2000s.

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  • Producers are the unsung heroes of music, most of them laboring in relative obscurity in the background.

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  • However, instead of sinking quietly into reality TV obscurity, Hatch made headlines when he was arrested for tax evasion.

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  • His Rock of Love franchise of shows has taken Michaels from relative obscurity to a household name.

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  • Boyle's life has gone from relative obscurity to overnight success, as the public has fallen in love with her beautiful singing voice.

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  • The Jon Gosselin bio tells the story of a man who went from obscurity to notoriety, all in the glare of the reality TV lights.

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  • "New York" (aka, Tiffany Pollard) might be the best example of a person plucked from obscurity and launched to stardom on VH1.

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  • This version of the Real Housewives features some famous names as well as some names that were once famous but have since fallen into relative obscurity.

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  • CBS picked up the series for another two years before it faded into obscurity.

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  • While many names listed here live on in obscurity, TV and movies have thrust some superheroines into the spotlight.

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  • Going from relative obscurity to worldwide fame via Twitter, the service now boasts over two million users of their ad-free web hosting.

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