There are clear differences between the two candidates.
She's the clear favorite to win the election.
I'm not completely happy with the plan, but I see no clear alternative.
He was the clear winner.
She has made it abundantly clear that she does not support us.
It's not clear how much longer we'll have to wait.
“Changes will have to be made.” “Yes, that's clear.”
Her writing has a clear style.
The instructions weren't very clear about when we were supposed to begin.
I think I have a clear understanding of the problem. Adverb
We drove clear across the state.
The ball rolled clear across the street. Verb
The sky cleared after the rain.
The weather is cloudy now, but it's clearing gradually.
The morning fog gradually cleared.
When the smoke cleared, we could see that the building had been completely destroyed.
The water cleared after the mud had settled.
My skin cleared when I started using the cream.
They cleared timber from the land.
She cleared everything out of the closet.
I'll clear those books out of the way.
The police ordered the crowd to clear the area. See More
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The study also isn’t clear on how many participants were also taking statins, Jay Chudow, MD, a cardiologist at Montefiore Medical Center, told Health.—Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Health, 21 Nov. 2023 In a statement, Amara and Kouassi made their position clear.—Boris Sollazzo, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2023 OutKast has never felt irrelevant because their lineage has remained so clear.—Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 And third, there was no clear Arab consensus on the need to formally link progress on regional issues like security, environment and economics to progress in the negotiations between Israel and the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation.—Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Gabby Jones—Bloomberg/Getty Images Rivalry (or perhaps revenge) is a clear motivation for Musk.—David Meyer, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 But forecasters say skies will be mostly clear through Thanksgiving.—Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Nov. 2023 The dual-driver system, tweeter, and subwoofer work together to deliver a bold bass and clear highs (with zero distortion at high volume).—Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 By Sunday night, however, the writing was looking pretty clear on the wall.—Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 20 Nov. 2023
At the Grand Havana in New York, some steered clear when Mr. Giuliani’s near-shouting conversations gave him away.—Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2023 Saharan dust regularly coats the ski resorts of Europe and floats clear across the Atlantic, settling in the Americas.—WIRED, 23 Oct. 2023 Kate and William are making their ties to the RAF clear this year.—Town & Country, 11 Aug. 2023 The National Weather Service says marine clouds will fill the skies in most locations, then gradually clear leaving us a sunny afternoon.—oregonlive, 10 Aug. 2023 Zoom alternatives Privacy advocates like George recommend steering clear from Zoom until the company provides more details into how users will give their informed consent, what data will be collected and how it will be used.—Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 9 Aug. 2023 Early Sunday, Todd Vidgen and his son Zeph, 12, were helping Gardens resident Manuel Clemente clear downed trees from his property.—Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2023 But there will come a point where our voices are so loud, our determination so clear, it can longer be stopped.—Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 24 May 2023 This is because healthy habits (including regular exercise) that keep the arteries clear let more blood flow to both the heart and the brain, nourishing both organs.—Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2023
This is the first generation of the company's watch to be cleared by the FDA, and it's now heavily discounted.—Nena Farrell, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 Specifically, laser, LED, and IPL gadgets are clearing the rigorous FDA approval process at a high clip—and that’s great news for anyone who wants clearer, firmer, and brighter skin; a fuller head of hair; or smoother, hair-free skin.—Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 20 Nov. 2023 If you're cleared for light exercise, squats, yoga, and walking can help with positioning and alignment in preparation for labor.—Alexandra Frost, Parents, 19 Nov. 2023 Rubble was bulldozed and cleared, and vast amounts of concrete was poured as buildings with stricter seismic standards went up.—Aida Alami, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2023 The city was sued over clearing homeless encampments last year.—ABC News, 19 Nov. 2023 According to the zoo, the animals are expected to remain in the ICU for several days, but once they are cleared, they will be moved to a holding area at the zoo’s vet hospital until CDFW determines a proper home for them.—Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 Not until Friday night, when a cold front comes through, will winds shift and help clear the air.—Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Transactions reportedly failed to clear and traders had to reroute their deals to other financial institutions.—Lionel Lim, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2023
Holding all of these disparate ideas together is Vanillaware’s incredible 2D art, along with a clear to desire to experiment.—Andrew Webster, The Verge, 23 Nov. 2023 On third-and-2, Alexander scooted into the clear to put HSE ahead 28-21 with 6:45 left.—Matthew Glenesk, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Sep. 2023 Outside: Keep a distance from power lines, poles, trees, bridges, buildings, signs and vehicles; stay in the clear.—Cameron Fozi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2023 Three snaps earlier, Fields connected on a 48-yard deep ball to rookie Tyler Scott, who torched cornerback Greg Stroman with his release, then used his speed to break into the clear.—Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2023 The boys of Fiji, as the frat was called, seemed to be in the clear.—T.a. Frank, Washington Post, 28 June 2023 Alyssa Edwards, North Harford, senior, goalie Eighty-four saves, 27 clears and one caused turnover marked a strong senior season for Edwards.—Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 26 June 2023 The Black Knights ousted Maryland despite taking 15 fewer shots, committing 10 more turnovers and failing on four clears.—Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2023 Several failed clears and gaffes led to Florida opportunities.—Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2023 See More
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Adjective, Adverb, Verb, and Noun
Middle English clere, from Anglo-French cler, from Latin clarus clear, bright; akin to Latin calare to call — more at low entry 3