• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clearer (Naut) A tool of which the hemp for lines and twines, used by sailmakers, is finished.
    • Clearer One who, or that which, clears. "Gold is a wonderful clearer of the understanding."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clearer One who or that which clears or renders clear.
    • n clearer Nautical, a tool on which hemp is prepared for making lines and twines for sail-makers, etc.
    • n clearer On a wool-or cotton-carding machine, a small roller or cylinder for working the stock.
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  • Jean Paul
    “The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”
  • Steve Cauthen
    Steve Cauthen
    “I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.”
  • Aaron Burr
    Aaron Burr
    “Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.”


In literature:

These are his hopes, his wishes, his ideals; they are the more potent, and prompt to more vigorous action, the clearer they are to his mind.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
What seems to us a virtue is sometimes regarded by God as a fault; and which we shall so perceive, when we have clearer light.
"Letters of Madam Guyon" by P. L. Upham
Never did this seem clearer to me than now when I was leaving it.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
As time has passed I have seemed to see things in a clearer light than before.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
This thought grew clearer as my mind readjusted itself, and the full horror of the situation took possession of me.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
After this time my recollection of events is clearer, and I can tell not only what took place, but better what I heard, said, and thought.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
But the tendency is clear; and nowhere clearer than in this country.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
He needed a clearer view, and there wasn't any way to get it without finding some more information.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The mind uniformly clearer, and could endure laborious investigations longer, and with less effort.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
You read, in its soft yet eager expression, that it solicited clearer replies.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
I shall punctuate, to make things clearer, but not change the spelling.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then they heard the sound again, clearer; and again it called.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Nothing can be clearer.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
That is becoming clearer and clearer to me!
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
Nothing could now be clearer than the absurdity of her recent fancies.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
He was in the sanctity of his office now and capable of clearer thinking.
"The Observers" by G. L. Vandenburg
Then, again, what can be clearer or more certain than a true idea as the standard of truth?
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
Acton's position as a churchman is made clearer by a view of his politics.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
This matter will become clearer when we later discuss adaptation.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Let us stir ourselves to a clearer decision by remembering that He is presented to us as to His contemporaries.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods

In poetry:

Shine, shine
From within, on the confused grey world without
That, growing clearer,
Grows spiritual and dearer.
"Imagination" by John Freeman
Their language was an essence,
Yet clearer than a bird's;
And from it grew a presence
As music grows from words.
"The Message Of The Lilies" by Madison Julius Cawein
The everlasting good framed out for men,
And all the cross and dim
Great world grows clearer, lifting up again
To Him
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
And the poet bent to meet her,
For he said "The truth will be
Made through Sorrow ever sweeter,
Ever clearer unto me.
"Sorrow" by Walter Richard Cassels
Lest I learn, with clearer will,
Such a wonder cannot be —
Oh, kiss me nearer, nearer still,
And make a fool of me!
"Lest I Learn" by Witter Bynner
With clearer eyes I saw the worth
Of life among the lowly;
The Bible at his Cotter's hearth
Had made my own more holy.
"Burns" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

It was just made clearer at the convention.
The ride to the beach could be gray and rainy for those kicking off their Memorial Day weekends tonight or Friday, but the weekend weather looks considerably clearer.
Earlier images when the sky was clearer did not show indications of an eruption.
On Wednesday, things got a little clearer.
America's Great Electoral Marathon of 2012 ended with the venerated vox populi — the voice of the people — reverberating louder and clearer than ever: "Please lie to me.".
Beijing to give clearer indication of air quality.
Lower three-month moving averages generally provide a clearer picture of the situation, economist says.
Since my close call with eternity just a short while ago everything has become clearer.
Detention bill cleared, but language no clearer.
It's now a little clearer just how much the Oakhill Renaissance Place is costing Mahoning County.
Fed sends clearer signal on keeping rates low .
The perils of " off the record " were never clearer than when President Obama sought the Des Moines Register endorsement last week.
The proposed new NAEP indicators go beyond income for a clearer picture of students' socioeconomic status.
The future of Holbrook's Petroglyph Park, located near the Hidden Cove Golf Course, became clearer July 21 as interested parties gathered to focus on a timeline and a vision of the park.
Washington County has a clearer picture of what emergency officials would need to do during a pandemic .

In science:

This is clearer for the velocity field because of its larger coherence length.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Our argument becomes more clearer when we consider ǫ = 0 as a limiting case, i.e, we have only one slit.
On the Experimental Incompatibility Between Standard and Bohmian Quantum Mechanics
The paper consists of two parts, the first part (section 2), where we rederive the results of in a somewhat clearer way, and part two (section 3) where we extend these results to the non-uniform density case.
Inhomogenous Poisson Networks and Random Cellular Structures
Once we fold the data over the period, we find an even clearer signal.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
The exposition is much clearer in this special case.
Identifying several biased coins encountered by a hidden random walk
Albouy, that played a substantial role in producing a clearer presentation of the results.
Non-Integrability of a weakly integrable Hamiltonian system
When tied in with X-ray observations, a clearer picture of the effect that substructure plays should also become apparent.
At the Vigintennial of the Butcher-Oemler Effect
This will become clearer below, when we shall explain the quantum mechanics paradigm.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The solution initially appears milky, becoming clearer as the crystals form within a few minutes of mixing.
Optical microrheology using rotating laser-trapped particles
Recent discussions on their criticisms led me to send them a second version of my Note, which expanded a number of points to try and make them clearer.
Bouncing universes and their perturbations: remarks on a toy model
Then the strategy we used and the results stated in the next section about the sums of spacings will be clearer.
A representation of Gibbs measure for the random energy model
To make this point clearer we report the result of a study of the impact of point mutations on the designed sequence composed of 36 monomers whose folding mechanism is displayed in Fig. 6 .
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Once this principle is understood and consistently applied, we find that the theoretical picture becomes much clearer. (a) Worm like chain (WLC): In this model no further constraints are imposed on ~x(s).
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
In concrete applications, it should be clearer how to check this condition.
Exponential sums over definable subsets of finite fields
The effect of the evolution (29) can be made clearer if we write ˆG as the ‘operator vector’ |Gii ∈ H ⊗ H∗ and replace the right and left action of operators on ˆG by superoperators [23, 24, 6] acting on |Gii, labelled by the subscripts r and l respectively, i.e. ˆAl | ˆGii ≡ ˆA ˆG and ˆAr | ˆGii ≡ ˆG ˆA† .
Semiquantum versus semiclassical mechanics for simple nonlinear systems