“Fear was widespread and confidence was scarce,” he explained.
"We've identified about twelve people so far, and we've gotten a hold of one of the people we have a photo of," he explained.
She hoped the church, which reinforced her views, would be a good environment for him, he explained.
As one “counselor” explained to me, “Once a women sees her baby, she will never have an abortion.”
"I've had a longtime love affair with Morocco," explained a radiant-in-red Juliette Binoche.
Strother explained how he was situated, and stated that he hoped to have the money next week.
"A kleptomaniac," Smithson explained, retaining his manner of mild insistence.
"We only want to know the way; we're all right," he explained.
The malting of grains, it will be remembered, is explained in Cereals.
“That is the ‘Limited,’ across the platform,” explained Rod politely.
early 15c., from Latin explanare "to make level, smooth out;" also "to explain, make clear" (see explanation).
Originally explane, spelling altered by influence of plain. Also see plane (v.2). In 17c., occasionally used more literally, of the unfolding of material things: Evelyn has buds that "explain into leaves" ["Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions," 1664]. Related: Explained; explaining; explains.