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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of plain.


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  • This press, as I have already ex - plained, has got out of order, and we wish your advice upon the subject.

    Sole Music

  • This was, she had ex - plained, merely an extension of her natural ability to harden her substance into bonelike or hornlike rigidity.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • "I'm just establishing what year it took place," he ex - plained.


  • "I commune with my self-sister Nepe in Proton," he ex - plained.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • "They did get together, and soon married," Agape ex - plained.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • "All the doors and knobs are at the right height," ex - plained the kender, stopping to trace a finger over a par - ticularly intricate carving of a rose on the banister.


  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal Rabbi Joshua Metzger "You have all these skyscrapers around," the rabbi ex plained, as he surveyed the huge buildings bordering the park.

    Big Tent in the Big City

  • "The grove's effect isn't physical," Trapspringer ex - plained.


  • They ex - plained all that they knew of the situation to Clef.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • Obama lost the debate, hands down, he plained sucked.

    ABC's Ignominy Continues


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