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But the explanation of evils is never consoling except to the explainer.

Just as the explainer may pass from cause to effect so may the arguer.

If something graver could but be sifted out from all these journals and letters of frank confession, by the explainer!

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin explanare "to make level, smooth out;" also "to explain, make clear" (see explanation).

Originally explane, spelling altered by influence of plain. Also see plane (v.2). In 17c., occasionally used more literally, of the unfolding of material things: Evelyn has buds that "explain into leaves" ["Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions," 1664]. Related: Explained; explaining; explains.

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