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She tried to explain away what she had said; but there was no need.

And the essence of the solution of the problem was to explain away the attributes.

She has to account for her father: to explain away, if possible, her grandfather.

Why should we seek to explain away all the beautiful things of life?

In the same manner he had to explain away that duelling charge.

But they who explain away the former, soften down the latter also, and reduce it to the level of their own defective scheme.

Will you let me explain away the mystery as clearly and frankly as I can?

All the priests in the world cannot explain away her objections.

Besides which, a little ingenuity will explain away the root -pith.

The list was growing too large to explain away, apt as he had become in excuses.

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