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elucidate
used in Oliver Twist

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explain (make clear)
  • Towards this end, indeed, he had purposed to introduce, in this place, a dissertation touching the divine right of beadles, and elucidative of the position, that a beadle can do no wrong: which could not fail to have been both pleasurable and profitable to the right-minded reader but which he is unfortunately compelled, by want of time and space, to postpone to some more convenient and fitting opportunity; on the arrival of which, he will be prepared to show, that a beadle properly...
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (8% in)

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