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Definition of a person:  capable of thinking clearly


of language:  clearly expressed so it is easily understood
  • Although she was on heavy pain medication, she was still lucid.
lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • Her madness was not without lucid moments.
  • lucid = clear-thinking
  • 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
  • a lucid thinker
  • The idea that he should never see her again depressed him in his lucid hours.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • He was still too weak to clear his mind completely, but he was lucid enough to examine his experiences since Carvahall.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • The days of sleep had left him disoriented... and yet his mind felt oddly lucid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • lucid = clear
  • Probably he had been delirious and would have withdrawn the request at once if he had been allowed a lucid moment.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
  • lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • 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
  • lucid = clear thinking
  • "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
  • lucidly = in a clearly expressed manner
  • he was barely lucid, in as much a state of shock as with his telephone call
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • I was lucid—things were clear—but my tongue wouldn't fit around the words.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • It was a lucid enjoyable night that would stick out in his memory like a spike.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • lucid = clear in his mind
  • However, he seemed more lucid and almost immediately asked them to get his manuscript from the drawer where he always kept it.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • As lucid as he seemed, the priest was talking nonsense.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • your statement is singularly lucid.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • lucid = clearly expressed so it is easily understood
  • 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
  • lucid = clear thinking
  • When I saw he was fairly lucid I...
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • But Max still preferred the baka's whispers and the nightmares to those brief moments of real or imagined lucidity.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
lucidity = clear thought

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