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The rules are lucidly explained, and the selections made with taste.

"Because then I can talk about them to them," concluded Alwynne lucidly.

To think sharply and lucidly is the result of self-discipline.

Her mind watched, nevertheless, as keenly and as lucidly as in her happiest days.

"She may not have liked children," observed Lady Lyons, lucidly.

The other bars are lucidly described by Messrs. Spencer and Gillen.

"You're so good that nothing shocks you," she lucidly persisted.

He said this so lucidly and consistently that he could see it further impose itself.

An Irish foreman was in command, and to him Gallagher appealed, lucidly but not too gently.

Even in France I do not think things will move as lucidly and generously as that.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "bright, shining," from Latin lucidus "light, bright, clear," figuratively "perspicuous, lucid, clear," from lucere "to shine," from lux (genitive lucis) "light," from PIE root *leuk- "to shine, be bright" (see light (n.)). Sense of "easy to understand" first recorded 1786. Lucid interval "period of calm or temporary sanity" (1580s) is from Medieval Latin lucida intervalla (plural), which was common in medieval English legal documents (cf. non est compos mentis, sed gaudet lucidis intervallis). Related: Lucidly; lucidness (1640s).

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