explicitly

[ ik-splis-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF explicitly

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPLICITLY

Now tell me, just as explicitly as you have told me this, exactly what it is that you fear.

It will be noticed that the request is implied, not explicitly stated.

And he waited for Rendel to answer the question which had not been explicitly asked.

Perhaps by that time I may be able to say explicitly yes or no.

We say explicitly: I value this trifle for its associations.

Ovid nowhere else explicitly describes any of his Getic poems.

Of these strangers it is explicitly said they are to be treated precisely as brethren of their own blood.

This approval has been explicitly declared in this exercise.

Nay, the Israelites were explicitly forbidden to swear by them.

And the oath prescribed for them on returning was explicitly an averment of truth.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from explicit + -ly (2). Opposed to implicitly.

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