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Obscúre, vb. 1) to make dark, to deprive of light: “Cynthia for shame --s her silver shine,” Ven. 728. “with --d lights,” Wiv. V, 3, 15. “what --d light the heavens did grant,” Err. I, 1, 67.
2) to keep in the dark, to hide, to prevent from being known: “why I --d myself,” Meas. V, 395. “'tis an office of discovery, and I should be --d,” Merch. II, 6, 44. “--s the show of evil,” III, 2, 77. “--ing and hiding from me all gentlemanlike qualities,” As I, 1, 73. a great “magician, --d in the circle of this forest,” V, 4, 34. “the prince --d his contemplation under the veil of wildness,” H5 I, 1, 63. “what --d in this fair volume lies find written in the margent of his eyes,” Rom. I, 3, 85.
3) to make mean, to degrade: “your high self you have --d with a swain's wearing,” Wint. IV, 4, 8. “since then hath Richard been --d, deprived of honour and inheritance,” H6A II, 5, 26. “to o. my noble birth,” V, 4, 22. “informed of my --d course,” Lr. II, 2, 175.
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