Usage examples for obfuscation

  1. Not such a beard as one might starch and curl- but the beginnings- an obfuscation of the chin, cheeks, and upper lip- a horror of unseemly growth- a landscape of the face comparable to that ominous tract which, all agree, Hides the Dark Tower in Browning's grim poem of 'Childe Roland. – The Perfect Gentleman by Ralph Bergengren
  2. From that very obfuscation of motives arises civilisation. – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  3. On recovering his wind- and along with it his senses- which had for a while remained in a state of obfuscation the ex- footpad soon comprehended the nature of the mishap that had befallen him. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  4. Russia before the Revolution could not have been so dreary as this; the prevailing grimness must be due to some mental obfuscation of her writers. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  5. In " Under Western Eyes" the obfuscation is achieved by " a teacher of languages," endlessly lamenting his lack of the " high gifts of imagination and expression." – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  6. Yet through her obfuscation there ran admiration for Tarboe. – Carnac's Folly, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  7. It is not provoked in the order of nature, until we draw its penetrating attentiveness to some circumstance with which we have been mixing our private interests, or our speculative obfuscation – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. Possibly the reason that so many timid young women have been brave enough to plunge into an elopement, is the obfuscation of the real issue, the vital stakes, by the need of deciding what they shall leave behind to console their abandoned virtue. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  9. Yet the fear of land and obfuscation does not seem to operate against your suit to Cecilia Travers?" – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. In the obfuscation of his " sivin" senses, the young Irishman may have scarcely understood what was passing around him. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid