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- adj. Serving to elucidate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to elucidate; elucidative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to elucidate.
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But at this point, instead of guessing or attempting to ask an elucidatory question, would you permit me to re-raise a question I asked earlier?
By page count, some two thirds of the volume is given over to scholarly apparatus, principally elucidatory commentary.
From that vantage point, he often saw what Quark did immediately after one of his visits, and that knowledge was often very elucidatory.
One word alone issued from his lips, elucidatory of what was passing in his mind -- it long remained imprinted on the memory of his faithful followers -- that word was "Gammon!"
The most insignificant tract, the most trifling essay, a sermon, a newspaper, or a song, may afford an illustration of manners or opinions elucidatory of the past, and throw a faithful though feeble light on the pathway of the future historian.
That gentleman's dovetailed observations were by no means elucidatory on the point I came to clear up.
Sometimes this hastiness, however, affects the value of an elucidatory note, as where he tells us that a principality is "an angel of the highest rank next to divinity" [deity], and quotes St. Paul, breaking off the passage at the word in question.
He went on talking, however, while he piled the suit-cases up round them, sure that sooner or later they must understand him, especially as he was careful to talk very loud and illustrate everything he said with the simplest elucidatory gestures, but they both continued only to look at him.
The words as to the power of binding and loosing are, therefore, elucidatory of the promise of the keys which immediately precedes.
She was greatly interested, and asked several elucidatory questions.