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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of elucidate.


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  • The result is a story within a story (Brom Bones "elucidates" the tale of the Headless Horseman) depicted with horrifically makeshift illustrations (Brom rides a wooden chair towards Ichabod casting ominous shadows, a startled cat shrieks and darts into a hollow pumpkin, a window flies open letting in the grave solemnity of the dimming woods, and so forth).

    Bright Lights After Dark

  • "elucidates" Hamlet's talk about worms and bodies, and his further sketch of the progress of Alexander's dust to the plugging of a beer-barrel.

    Montaigne and Shakspere

  • Her passion for her subject takes her to posh Manhattan auction houses and glitzy Las Vegas showrooms; she explores the industry's future and its past; she mines the roots of the diamond trade among Jews in medieval Europe and elucidates the problem of finding matching stones for earrings.

    Facets of the Diamond District

  • What Walker successfully elucidates by picturing transient moments in the everyday mundane is "the anonymity of the victims and their remoteness from the political arena in which they played supporting roles."

    Rachel Anne Farquharson: George Walker's Book of Hours: The Significance of a Decade Passed

  • Keenly considering the evolution of parental roles from a feminist perspective, Leavitt elucidates a hidden-in-plain-view patch of modern domesticity.

    Cover to Cover

  • This situational parallel, 180 years removed, elucidates that the practical value of history lies as a guide to the recurring problems of man.

    Harry Graver: Libya, American Exceptionalism and John Quincy Adams

  • This weighty, detailed, and authoritative but lively tome elucidates the revolution Scandinavia wrought in the world of arts and letters beginning in the 19th century.

    Cover to Cover

  • Time impregnates an opportunity and a long sentence elucidates the shine of my shoes.

    Trope City

  • Walt Disney, of course, is hardly obscure, but Brinkley elucidates a little-known aspect of his career: conservationist.

    Fighting fiercely to keep Alaska wild

  • The study of war elucidates some of mankind's noblest virtues and bitterest vices.

    Our Elite Schools Have Abandoned Military History


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