explanatory

[ ik-splan-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF explanatory
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPLANATORY

A letter, let it be ever so explanatory, will only leave them in suspense.

I was in hopes of one moment, one explanatory word or look from Berenice.

And Emilio was no longer at hand to be explanatory if desired.

The answer, delivered by Mr. Dickens, was condescending and explanatory.

Perhaps we may speak one explanatory word about it and let it go.

When you arrive in the country I will try if I cannot be as explanatory and amusing.

The documents are to be published in numbers, with explanatory commentaries.

The aggressive Mercado galloped up, shouting an explanatory "Sakay!"

Little need be said explanatory of the force of this general expression.

In the course of the day I bought a copy of the explanatory pamphlet.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from or modeled on Late Latin explanatorius "having to do with an explanation," from Latin explanat-, past participle stem of explanare (see explanation).

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