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explicit
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Atlas Shrugged
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unspecified meaning
  • Oh, I’m sure you don’t want to hear me become more explicit!
  • Oh, but surely it isn’t necessary to be more explicit.

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  • He wanted her to understand, but he did not want her to understand fully, explicitly, down to the root-since the essence of that modern language, which he had learned to speak expertly, was never to let oneself or others understand anything down to the root.
  • "Why, sure," he said, but his eyes narrowed, watching her suspiciously, as if he were wondering what motive prompted her to so explicit a statement.

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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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