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Although she was on heavy pain medication, she was still lucid.
  of a person:  capable of thinking clearly

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of language:  clearly expressed so it is easily understood
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  • Although she was on heavy pain medication, she was still lucid.
  • Her madness was not without lucid moments.
  • a lucid plan for the economy
  • I am trying to be as lucid as I can in presenting this obscure matter to you without details.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Secret Agent

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  • a lucid thinker
  • The idea that he should never see her again depressed him in his lucid hours.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • I shall never be able to speak one lucid sentence to him again.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenuity in ambush, behind his lucid frankness.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • ...it has only made me more lucid,
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • He is lucid enough to tell Belky that he knows what he has to do:
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey

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  • What he was seeing and hearing was impossible, and yet he felt absolutely lucid.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • His expression seems more lucid than when he tried to strangle me, but it’s still not one that belongs to him.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I was lucid—things were clear—but my tongue wouldn’t fit around the words.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • My mind made a final attempt at being lucid.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Sometimes she is lucid, other times she talks of Rochelles and needles and snakes.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • your statement is singularly lucid.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • When they reach their last moments, they slip in and out of consciousness and even while awake, in and out of lucidity.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • "So your brain was an organic part of the penultimate configuration of the computer program," said Ford, rather lucidly he thought.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The days of sleep had left him disoriented... and yet his mind felt oddly lucid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He was still too weak to clear his mind completely, but he was lucid enough to examine his experiences since Carvahall.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • It was all clear and lucid now, unforgettable.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • I felt the sedation wearing off and lucidity taking its place.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • One outlined in a peculiarly lucid manner all the plans of the commanding general.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • As lucid as he seemed, the priest was talking nonsense.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • When I saw he was fairly lucid I...
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • her thoughts are good, lucid the products of intelligence, but it is not now an unbiased, impersonal intelligence.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • he is a madman full of streaks, full of lucid intervals.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He knew, he explained, that the pastor suffered from Alzheimer’s and enquired how lucid he was now.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • and when he came home she would swear she smelled scotch or gin on his breath, but he would talk lucidly to her before supper,
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • His sister wasn’t lucid.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • the lucid reason of
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • In a lucid interval, Huck feebly led up to the subject of taverns, and finally asked—dimly dreading the worst—if anything had been discovered at the Temperance Tavern since he had been ill.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • ...since you are suddenly so lucid on the problem of mental health, what is this trouble?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • these logical appeals ... the lucidity of uncluttered periods, the lulling movement of multisyllabic words to thrill and console us.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • In pondering how this disaster could have occurred, it is imperative to remember that lucid thought is all but impossible at 29,000 feet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • a thin blue letter on leftover Yale stationery, addressed to me in Buddy Willard’s lucid hand.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • when he was lucid enough to enforce his demands they moved him to a private room six floors above the street.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Actually, in spite of the fact that everyone considered him mad, Jose Arcadio Segundo was at that time the most lucid inhabitant of the house.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He chanced to be in a lucid critical mood, and would not sympathize with exaltation.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • ...he never needed her awake and lucid as much as he did during those fumbling moments.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • leaving his mind lucid
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • It was simply light and lucidity.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • It was a lucid enjoyable night that would stick out in his memory like a spike.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • She was perfectly lucid, you could even say controlled, in spite of her anxiety.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • he was barely lucid, in as much a state of shock as with his telephone call
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Probably he had been delirious and would have withdrawn the request at once if he had been allowed a lucid moment.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Out in Shanley’s, Yonkers, he became almost logical, and by a careful control of the number of high-balls he drank, grew quite lucid and garrulous.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • ...something had been written in a child’s handwriting. The labored form of each letter and the irregular space between words was full of the struggle for control over the errant, self-willed pencil. The sentiment, in contrast, was lucid:
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Though drunk, Alessandro was lucid.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
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