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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELUCIDATING

Instead of elucidating the mystery, this knowledge only rendered it more inexplicable.

Bacteriologist, perform your share in elucidating this difficulty.

"The Niqoyastcdje—'Place-where-they-came-up,'" said Brouillard, elucidating for her.

Is the preacher emphasizing and elucidating the five points?

So elucidating was the moon's light that it left no room for confusion or doubt.

If by aid of abridging, elucidating and arranging, we can get the reader engaged to peruse it patiently;—which seems doubtful.

He returned the proof, saying that he could not accept any of it as elucidating the exact area of a circle, or as Euclidean.

However it may be, we will for the present leave to others the task of elucidating the question of origin.

Dr. Whewell's work was written for the purpose of elucidating them, which he does at great length.

I leave to anatomists equipped with more delicate instruments than I the task of elucidating this obscure question.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, perhaps via Middle French élucider (15c.) or directly from Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidare "make clear," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + lucidus "clear" (see lucid). Related: Elucidated; elucidates; elucidating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.