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explicit
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David Copperfield
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  • Her childish way was the most delicious way in the world to me, but it was necessary to be explicit, and I solemnly repeated: ’Dora, my own life, I am your ruined David!’
  • Mrs. Crupp must have been a woman of penetration; for when this attachment was but a few weeks old, and I had not had the courage to write more explicitly even to Agnes, than that I had been to Mr. Spenlow’s house, ’whose family,’ I added, ’consists of one daughter’; — I say Mrs. Crupp must have been a woman of penetration, for, even in that early stage, she found it out.

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as in: explicit instructions Define
precise and clear so there is no confusion or doubt about what was/is said
as in: explicit photos and pornography Define
expressing or displaying sexual activity or nudity in a manner that leaves little to the imagination
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