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

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Examples

  • He objected against the scholastics, for example that to explicate a Phænomenon, being to deduce it from something else in Nature more known to Us, than the thing to be explain'd by It, how can the imploying of Incomprehensible (or at least Uncomprehended) substantial Forms help Us to explain intelligibly This or That particular Phænomenon?

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  • Thoughts, and his Words explain'd his Looks, and all together agreed in the Testimony of a sincere and virtuous Passion.

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  • To this succeeded the age of Pasturage, afterwards that of Agriculture, then of Commerce and now of Philosophy, as explain'd in the Prologues to the subsequent Cantos.

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  • I close with what Franklin so foxily said about the Reverend Whitefield, whose oral sermons were so fine but whose habit of writing them down exposed him to fierce textual criticism: "Opinions [delivered] in Preaching might have been afterwards explain'd, or qualify'd by supposing others that might have accompany'd them; or they might have been deny'd; But litera scripta manet."

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  • For as this ought, or ought not, expresses some new relation or affirmation, `tis necessary that it shou'd be observ'd and explain'd; and at the same time that a reason should be given, for what seems altogether inconceivable, how this new relation can be a deduction from others, which are entirely different from it.

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  • Those, therefore, who make use of the words property, or right, or obligation, before they have explain'd the origin of justice, or even make use of them in that explication, are guilty of a very gross fallacy, and can never reason upon any solid foundation.

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  • Passage, would be best explain'd by the Commentators upon the_ Alcoran,

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  • For if a great many of thole things which we do conceive are nevertheless hard to be explain'd, how much more difficult must those be which cannot be conceiv'd by the

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  • And whosoever asks to have it explain'd, asks an Impossibility; for 'tis just as if a Man should have a mind to taste Colours, _quatenas_ Colours, and desire, that _black_ should be either _sweet_ or _sowre.

    The Improvement of Human Reason Exhibited in the Life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan

  • I have here and there added a Note, in which there is an account given of some, great Man, some Custom of the Mahometans explain'd, or something of that Nature, which I hope will not be unacceptable.

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