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make less visible or unclear

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He duly regarded the Ghajar issue as part of a conspiracy against Hizbullah warning that his party would deal with the issue as merely orchestrated by the Americans and the Israelis to befog world public opinion.
It's not just the Nazis and their apologists who befog judgment in Hotel Terminus.
The rest of us are left with this utterly flawed and protracted docudrama starring a woefully miscast William Hurt, whose persistent simpering as Hanssen suggests he could barely string together a pair of compellingly rendered sentences, let alone befog American intelligence for more than two decades.
The icon of the Communist revolution, the starfish registers as the circumvolving principle behind the entire cinematic system of representational transformations and substitutions, of spectral doublings, of double- and triple-crossings that engulf Nabokov's novels, living on throughout all history--registering indeed as operator of "history" itself insofar as "history" names simply the appalling "upheaval," the principle of rotation that converts world into representation, metamorphoses matter into memory, and unleashes the entire nebula of shadows and shadow plays that, under the pseudonym "cinema," befogs the Nabokovian oeuvre.
It destroys its inner vitality, blurs its vision, befogs its critical faculties, breeds inferiority complexes, and gradually but assuredly saps all the springs of culture and sounds its death-knell," he wrote.
Secondly, the personal attacks are impelled by the fallacy of argumentum ad hominem which, in the language of the late Dean Francisco Africa, writing in "The Art of Argumentation Debate," is committed "when the disputant befogs the issue, thus evading the arguments of his opponent, and instead directs his attacks at the character, personality or belief of his adversary.
1, 2 (1996) ("[T]he Court befogs APA concepts by sloppy and bloated opinions, which leave confusion in their wake.
The reduction of policy and social problems to technical or structural ones befogs the actual query about effectiveness.
The definition of khamr extends to anything that befogs or alters the mind.
The remembrance of Christ can be made in a way that befogs other memories, the memories harbored by those beside us at table or of those who feel alienated from the table.
47) The authors described the conflicting results as "illustrative of the confusion and specious distinction which befogs with judicial wisdom the constitution lore of special legislation.
This classical method of analytical writing makes for clarity and discipline, but sometimes Oakes befogs his distinctions with sub-elements.
The importance of Morgan's life, and of the institution that he helped create, makes Vincent Carosso's magisterial history of "the Morgans" a landmark in social history, and removes the last shred of respectability from the old Progressive view of capitalism that still befogs the landscape of American historiography.
Some of them, those who have overcome the fear that befogs Earth minds, will pass on to really exciting worlds, which are suitable for smarter people.