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

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  • En route, she mines and deconstructs canonical works of poetry and philosophy (Rig Veda, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita); explicates basic concepts and dualities (karma, dharma, castes); scrambles traditional histories (women, animals, and untouchables are accorded new standing); and considers the assorted upshots of British colonialism on Indian culture, thereby pushing the Hindu story to the present.

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  • Steinhardt explicates it beautifully, but rather than steal his thunder I will give you the simple example that blew my mind when I first started grappling with the infinite decades ago.

    Clay Farris Naff: If Infinity Is The Devil, What Is God?

  • No matter: accomplishing prodigious research and writing with an elegant vim befitting his “Old-Time Wild Man” subject, Sragow exhumes an obscured life and explicates an enduring oeuvre.

    Cover to Cover

  • Although Mason acknowledges that it is a translation, and rightly notes that without it we who have no Russian would have no access to Grossman's writing at all, still, I am reluctant to myself conclude definitively that the quoted passage has precisely the qualities that Mason otherwise ably explicates.

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  • In Sacramentum Caritatis, the Pope explicates upon this hermeneutic in an explanatory footnote (#6) where he says:

    Exploding a Myth: An Assertion About the "Hermeneutic of Continuity"

  • Lady Gaga later explicates that the purpose of being carried in the egg- shaped vessel symbolizes the birth of a new species with a consciousness where racism, sexism and discrimination fail to exist.

    Ray Ivey: What Came First, Lady Gaga or the Egg?

  • Mr. Griffin's precise directing animates and explicates the convoluted plot, which hinges on a government decree that the punishment for flirting is death.

    Taking Gilbert

  • Film scholar Molly Haskell could not have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for another volume in its Icons of America series that explicates the phenomenon -- both novel and film -- of Gone with the Wind.

    Penelope Andrew: Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

  • Film scholar Molly Haskell couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for an Icons of America volume that explicates the phenomenon of Gone with the Wind.

    Penelope Andrew: Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

  • One reviewer has said The 19th Wife is that rare book that effortlessly explicates and entertains all at once.

    The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff: Questions

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