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  • It is a point on which history has not been explicit, but the assumption is warrantable; it was in the royal raiment just mentioned that she presented herself at a little entertainment given by her aunt, Mrs. Almond.
  • She said nothing, either tacitly or explicitly, and as she was never very talkative, there was now no especial eloquence in her reserve.
  • She was waiting for him, in vulgar parlance, to name the day; and so long as he was unprepared to be explicit on this point it seemed a mockery to pretend to talk about matters more abstract.

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  • She gave us explicit instructions.
  • We need to be more explicit so this will not be misunderstood.

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