The clarification did not help, to say the least, and Mourdock now badly trails his conservative Democratic opponent.
The Daily Beast reached out to Feliciano for clarification about his "ambiguously gay" statement.
The precursor for us,” he says by way of clarification, “is that this individual is involved in a violent homicide.
He had, apparently, and said a "correction or clarification" was in the works.
If clarification of that mission is called for, do we need to go back to the Security Council and the Arab League?
Tank B contains the water and lime in process of clarification by subsidence after mechanical agitation by the screw.
A calmness had set in and with it had come a clarification of his thought.
But his clarification never overcame the effects of the Columbus speech.
After a second he thought of a clarification and added: "FBI."
No better fortune can befall a great spirit than such a clarification of vision.
1610s, "act of clearing or refining" (especially of liquid substances), from French clarification, from Late Latin clarificationem (nominative clarificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of clarificare (see clarify). The meaning "statement revising or expanding an earlier statement but stopping short of a correction" is attested by 1969, originally in newspapers.
early 14c., "make illustrious, make known," from Old French clarifiier "clarify, make clear, explain" (12c.), from Late Latin clarificare "to make clear," also "to glorify," from Latin clarificus "brilliant," from clarus "clear, distinct" (see clear (adj.)) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
Meaning "make clear, purify" is from early 15c. in English; intransitive sense of "grow or become clear" is from 1590s. Figurative sense of "to free from obscurity" is from 1823. Related: Clarified; clarifying.