I am not sure why he was forgotten, but am very glad that The New York Review has rescued Carpenter from obscurity.
What literature stands the test of time to emerge from obscurity?
“I would like to rest, and welcome the possibility of reveling in obscurity,” he told reporters as he left office.
Meet the civil rights crusader who rescued him from obscurity and made the movie 12 Years a Slave possible.
As Spitzer seemed to fade mercifully from the public consciousness, Davis was in danger of slipping back into obscurity.
Cold with dread I gazed at him in the obscurity of the tent.
The life that passes in penury must necessarily pass in obscurity.
The etymological origin of this epithet is already lost in obscurity.
The tumult and obscurity were such that Napoleon did not witness the casualty.
In some places, owing to the obscurity of the original text, I have had to amplify the translation.
late 15c., "absence of light;" 1610s with meaning "condition of being unknown;" from obscure (adj.) + -ity; or else from Middle French obscurité, variant of Old French oscureté "darkness, gloom; vagueness, confusion; insignificance" (14c.), from Latin obscuritatem (nominative obscuritas) "darkness, indistinctness, uncertainty," from obscurus.