One of the wages of polarization is the obscuring of what once was broad common ground even on supposed culture war issues.
By ignoring the prevention aspect, at best they are obscuring contraception, and at worst, making it seem weird or taboo.
But Owens makes the argument that obscuring cloaks enhance body confidence.
The fuss over Clint Eastwood is a smokescreen, obscuring one of the most successful conventions in memory.
In their eyes, he rose to power with an obscuring hoodie on and has been wearing it for over three years.
The whole eastern horizon becomes almost suddenly black, and this darkness spreads upwards, obscuring the orb of day.
Such use of language serves for nothing but the obscuring of thought.
The night is approaching, the sun of intelligence is sinking towards the horizon, and thick vapors are obscuring its setting.
What was the speck in his neighbor's vision to the obscuring beam in his own eye?
The foliage often serves as an obscuring veil, concealing, in part at least, the individuality and the peculiarities of the trees.
c.1400, "dark," figuratively "morally unenlightened; gloomy," from Old French obscur, oscur "dark, clouded, gloomy; dim, not clear" (12c.) and directly from Latin obscurus "dark, dusky, shady," figuratively "unknown; unintelligible; hard to discern; from insignificant ancestors," from ob "over" (see ob-) + -scurus "covered," from PIE *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see sky). Related: Obscurely.
early 15c., "to cover (something), cloud over," from obscure (adj.) or else from Middle French obscurer, from Latin obscurare "to make dark, darken, obscure," from obscurus. Related: Obscured; obscuring.