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  • v. Present participle of elucidate.


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  • Republicans are do a superb job in elucidating the republican path while stating clearly and factually why the democrats are out of control.

    Blackburn calls Dems plan a 'nightmare'

  • I think that perhaps implicit in your argument, but worth elucidating, is that our electorate is a fantastically ignorant lot — so yes, “… the vast majority of policy decisions have no impact whatsoever on voter behavior …”

    Matthew Yglesias » What Bush Got Right

  • Then spend as much time as you can afford in elucidating the subject.

    Hobbes in the Himalayas

  • In the end, all drama is about family, a character muses, and while the narrative occasionally lapses into melodrama in elucidating this theme, Oates spins a haunting story in which nature and humans are equally rapacious and self-destructive.

    The Falls: Summary and book reviews of The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates.

  • Flory has done pioneer research in elucidating the formation of polymer molecules.

    Press Release: The 1974 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Karrer has thus succeeded in elucidating completely the nature of two of the vitamins, hitherto considered as so mysterious, and one of them is now produced artificially.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937 - Presentation Speech

  • This proved to be a very useful tool in elucidating chemical structures in the complicated steroid series, where his name is associated with the hydrocarbon 3'-methyl-1,2-cyclopentenophenanthrene.

    Otto Diels - Biography

  • Imagination, descriptive capacity, and metaphysical insight are active in elucidating the theme; and the result is a generally pleasing and impressive work, marred, however, by

    The Poems of Henry Timrod.

  • a few signs in English elucidating Laotian history, but signs of international commerce or even signs in Laotian prompting capitalism on a local level, seemed scarce.

    An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

  • It’s a crude prototype that served an excellent function in elucidating what works and what doesn’t, but no one today would devise something as stupid as, say, Senatorial allocation.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame


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