clearness

Definitions

  • "'Boh! Boh!' the clear voice shouted."
    "'Boh! Boh!' the clear voice shouted."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clearness the quality of clear water "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
    • n clearness free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few farm tools used by an early settler for cultivating his newly cleared land A few farm tools used by an early settler for cultivating his newly cleared land
Twin Carrier with Kiln Door loaded and rolling clear of Opening Twin Carrier with Kiln Door loaded and rolling clear of Opening
Drawing Out Clear Drawing Out Clear
"TO MAKE FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS CLEAR, AN' HELP THE CHILDREN TOO." "TO MAKE FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS CLEAR, AN' HELP THE CHILDREN TOO."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sex acts like a natural antihistamine, in can clear up a stuffy nose
    • n clearness The state or quality of being clear Clarity; brightness; glory.
    • n clearness Freedom from anything that diminishes brightness, transparency, or purity of color: as, the clearness of water or other liquid; clearness of skin.
    • n clearness Distinctness to the senses; the character of being readily and exactly perceived: as, clearness to the view.
    • n clearness Freedom from obstruction or encumbrance: as, the clearness of the ground.
    • n clearness Distinctness to the mind; perspicuity; intelligibility.
    • n clearness Acuteness of thought; absence of mental confusion; perspicacity.
    • n clearness Acuteness of a sense: as, clearness of sight.
    • n clearness Plainness or plain dealing; sincerity; honesty; fairness; candor.
    • n clearness Freedom from imputation or suspicion of ill.
    • n clearness In painting, that peculiar quality in a picture which is realized by a skilful arrangement and interdependence of colors, tints, and tones, in accordance with the principles of chiaroscuro.
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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George%20Bernard%20Shaw
    “Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal%20Nehru
    “Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.”
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.”

Idioms

Clear as a bell - If something is as clear as a bell, it is very clear or easy to understand.
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Clear as mud - If something is as clear as mud, then it is very confusing and unclear.
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Clear the decks - When you clear the decks, you get ready for an important action and put away items that might get in your way.
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Coast is clear - When the coast is clear, the people supposed to be watching you are not there and you are able to move or leave.
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In the clear - If someone is in the clear, they are no longer suspected of or charged with wrongdoing.
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Steer clear of - If you steer clear of something, you avoid it.
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When the dust clears - "When the dust clears" is a way to say when everything's finished and the results are seen. ("When the dust settles" is also used)
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Usage

In literature:

This is a small but very clear and beautiful stream in Hardy County, West Virginia.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I thought I made that clear.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
The image of the forsaken angler remained clear in her memory, and she confessed to herself that he interested her.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
Henry Clay clearly describes his own exercises in self-training when he was quite a grown man.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Presently the reason was made clear.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Neale's parting words of warning alone made that clearly evident.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
He was fair game: for he was very big, clearly good-humoured, spick and span to a fault, and a member of another class.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
His records had cleared.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Through some but not all of these gorges run never-failing streams of clear water.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
A clear vision means simply a clear understanding of things as they are, and of what needs to be done, with all the facts in that belong in.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
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In poetry:

When lily-seed dark
Night has fallen,
By the red-oak growing
Along the clear river's edge
The plovers constantly call
"lily-seed" by Yamabe no Akahito
I lay in the depths of dreamland,
Above me the sky was clear,
And only a single blue-bell
Was nodding close to my ear.
"The Painter And The Fairy" by Alexander Anderson
For all clear weal and pain
Lost now to love for ever,
Though kings may take their tribute
And reapers take the grain.
"A Catch" by Clark Ashton Smith
Hark! the bell rings sharp and clear,
Other little friends appear;
And no longer all alone
They begin to feel at home.
"First Arrivals" by Kate Greenaway
So heaven-sweet her singing,
So clear the bird notes flow,
'Twould seem the rocks must waken,
The desert vibrant grow.
"In The Wilderness" by Morris Rosenfeld
Then Jonathan grew sick at heart,
My conscience yet is clear,
Jaspar--it is not yet too late--
I will not linger here.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey

In news:

" My first two replies are usually "Everywhere," which is clearly false, and then "Nowhere," which has some truth to it.
Giant eucalyptus trees in Australia rely on wildfires to help clear out the competition.
One of the professors who worked on the study told the New York Times crying may send a very clear message to men: I don't want to have sex.
Kansas City, MO: Clear sky, 62 °F.
Kansas City, MO: Clear sky, 78 °F.
Daughter (clearly not interested): Mom, I didn't ask for this.
It's not clear what exactly happened when Jo Dee Messina and Chris Young came face to face recently, but it definitely left a bad taste in the 'My Give a Damn's Busted' hitmaker's mouth.
Kansas City, MO: Clear sky, 50 °F.
Until it cleared up so nicely on Saturday, Major League Soccer's playoff scenarios were complicated, to be sure.
32 m ago ++MIDDLE NECK ROAD SB IS REOPENED AT BARSTOW ROAD IN GREAT NECK PLAZA ACCIDENT HAS BEEN CLEARED++.
I've worked for Clear Channel since 2000, but have only recently begun doing air shifts on 1037 CKY Thank you.
No mayoral aspirants have clear advantage, DC poll finds.
New research makes it clear that getting sugary drinks out of children's diets isn't just a theoretical good.
As the heat wave relents and local breweries begin to hawk their pumpkin ales, it's clear that the fall arts season is upon us.
Why isn't clear, but one thing that is clear is that a lot of people were miffed by the mailers because, well, they said the information was wrong.
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In science:

Clear orbital-selective (OS) incoherence is visible in Fig. 3: a low-energy pseudogap is clearly visible in the xz , yz , x2 − y 2 DOS, and only the xy , 3z 2 − r2 DOS show very narrow FL-like resonances at EF .
$\alpha$-FeSe as an orbital-selective incoherent metal: An LDA+DMFT study
The 13CO emission sometimes appears to be bright along an edge of the shadow region (seen most clearly in L1552 and CB44) and in one case we clearly observe a deficit of emission in the region coincident with the shadow (L1544).
Spitzer and HHT observations of starless cores: masses and environments
Clearly the details of that decision will be very dependent on the individual, but the principle is clear: the greater the uncertainty, the less useful the forecast.
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff
Proof — The first assertion is clear and the second follows from Lemma 2.9(ii) and (iii) since with the notations of this lemma we clearly have e = e0 .
Critical p-adic L-function
From those maps and the distribution of the quality index, it is clear that there is a lack of targets beyond the densest concentrations. E.g. it is not clear where the dust and gas densities drop beyond the Sco-Oph and Lupus clouds, or beyond Taurus.
Spatial distribution of interstellar dust in the Sun vicinity, comparison with neutral sodium-bearing gas
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