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
Recent Examples on the Web
Clouds undoubtedly dominated the sky, but in the hour before sunset, the western horizon seemed clear enough for both the day and the season to reach a fiery conclusion.—Martin Weil, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 Rupert Murdoch has long made clear that one of his two sons would ultimately succeed him.—Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Satellite images obtained by CNN showed that there has been extensive construction at the Novaya Zemlya test site from 2021 to 2023, with ships and new shipping containers arriving at its port, roads being kept clear in the winter, and tunnels dug deep into the Arctic mountains.—Eric Cheung, CNN, 22 Sep. 2023 The warnings that the country offers are all too clear and are recounted in uncountable histories.—Samuel Clowes Huneke, The New Republic, 22 Sep. 2023 However, the case comes with a clear zippered pouch that can be removed from the middle compartment and used as a mini cosmetic pouch for shorter trips.—Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 The deputy, whose condition was not immediately clear, was rushed to a hospital.—Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2023 There will be a lot more that gets clearer when Auburn walks into Kyle Field for the start of SEC play in less than a week.—Matt Cohen | McOhen@al.com, al, 17 Sep. 2023 Lack of clear disclosure ‘bad for consumers’ Regulators have struggled to keep up with the rapid rise of the online influence industry, experts say.—Anahad O'Connor, Caitlin Gilbert and Sasha Chavkin, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Sep. 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 Are your vision and mission so clear and magnetic that everyone—from executive leadership to frontline employees—can articulate it consistently?—Claire Chandler, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 Related: Ease financial toxicity by putting electronic medical records to work The practices in other countries make one solution to financial toxicity pretty clear.—Ezekiel J. Emanuel, STAT, 23 May 2023
Workplace safety regulators have recommended a suite of measures including water spraying systems, ventilation and vacuum systems to clear dust, in addition to protective respirators for workers — ones covering the entire face if silica levels in the air are high.—Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2023 Coming off the corner, Roldan scored on its third chance before LCC could clear.—Breven Honda, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2023 The state inspection also determined that the bats captured from both schools were not infected with rabies and that no bats had been discovered for 48 hours, meaning the school is cleared to reopen.—Stephanie Gallman Jordan, Southern Living, 24 Sep. 2023 Editor’s picks Nils Lofgren, meanwhile, wasn’t originally supposed to be part of this show, since the E Street Band had gigs booked this week, but his schedule cleared when Bruce Springsteen’s peptic ulcer flared up.—Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2023 George cleared a procedural vote 92 to 1 in the last vote Wednesday night.—Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 20 Sep. 2023 Portland will see partly sunny skies, clearing to mostly sunny by the afternoon Tuesday.—oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2023 When a group of militants violently took over the Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest site, in 1984 to push their Khalistani cause, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sent in commandos to clear them in a bloody operation that left hundreds dead.—Mujib Mashal, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Sep. 2023 Officers were attempting to clear the stadium following the game when the altercation occurred with the Minor High School's band director, according to the Birmingham Police Department.—Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 19 Sep. 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 The settlement doesn’t mean Fox News is in the clear.—Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 18 Apr. 2023 Coach Matt Painter has a clear of what Purdue basketball needs heading into next season: quickness.—Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Apr. 2023 So are the remaining banks in the clear?—Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Mar. 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