The Vancouver performance thus becomes a crystal-clear metaphor for every other promise of the Putin era.
Senator Hagel made a crystal-clear promise that he would do 'whatever it takes' to stop Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Television has gone high tech with big screens, crystal-clear pictures, and concert-hall audio.
That he had picked up a talent for that dazzling style, so sweet to the ear, so damnably persuasive, so crystal-clear!
But the skies have cleared, the wind has gone, and the weather is crystal-clear again.
At the end of our path we found it, under the pines, a crystal-clear thing with lips unkissed by so much as a stray sunbeam.
Some are filled with crystal-clear water, the nectar of the gods.
The air was so crystal-clear that no glass was needed to aid the eye.
And the water is so crystal-clear, that down in the dark it is like a dream.
At the narrow end is a crystal-clear lake, very deep and smooth as glass.