For the first time in almost 25 years, he began to have a sense of clarity about what had happened.
This requires caution until there is clarity, a posture more evident on the policy front than the political campaign.
His clarity of conviction prompts him to praise Flaubert, Henry James, and Joyce, though the praise is qualified.
c.1300, clarte "brightness," from Old French clarté "clarity, brightness," from Latin claritas "brightness, splendor," also, of sounds, "clearness;" figuratively "celebrity, renown, fame," from clarare "make clear," from clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Modern form is early 15c., perhaps a reborrowing from Latin. Meaning "clearness" is from 1610s.