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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of explain.


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  • Didn't he ask himself if there was a single event that could be explained save on the assumption of a moral faculty in man, so that on the basis of it, "the tendency of mankind toward the good" could be _explained_, once and for all time?

    The Antichrist

  • How such a security came about is economically in every sense of the term explained by Mr. Ferguson.

    A Banker to the Rescue

  • “Joleen,” Buzz said, as if the name explained everything.


  • I do remember I didn't need the term explained to me.

    Live 2008 Election Coverage

  • As an academic, I am keenly and yet all too often insufficiently aware of the issue of using technical terms as a convenient shorthand in a way that, for anyone listening in on the class who had not had the term explained, would obscure meaning rather than convey it more clearly.

    Repost of a Christian-Atheist Dialogue

  • Many of the Midgan or serviles (a term explained in Chap. II.) are domesticated amongst them.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • His important poems were mostly published at this time, in 1650 and 1655, in the collection which he named 'Silex Scintillans' (The Flaming Flint), a title explained by the frontispiece, which represents a flinty heart glowing under the lightning stroke of God's call.

    A History of English Literature

  • Midgan or serviles (a term explained in Chap. II.) are domesticated amongst them.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • La Croze and Wolfius (ad loc.) have explained a Greek word, whose true signification had been mistaken by former interpreters, and even by

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2

  • King told the audience before he read from "Under the Dome" that he didn't need to explain what the book was about because its title explained it.

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