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make plain

To explain something clearly or make something obvious. I told him that I was going call the cops if he didn't make plain his intentions.
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I consider that in addition to punishing you for what you have done, I must impose a sentence which makes plain to anyone that the courts will deal severely with the type of repeated offending demonstrated in your case.
The text makes plain Sister Swift's devotion to social causes and justice.
About the book review on World Federalism 101, which makes plain the intentions of globalists--in their own words--to install a world government, missing from the report on World Federalism is the name of Ronald Wilson Reagan ("A Book and Boundaries," March 9 issue).
This latest is not only just plain fun, with loads of eye-catching whimsy--it also makes plain good sense.
Well, you should be, because this range makes plain vanilla into a decadent winter pud.
O'Connor's sure storytelling weaves the threads of the tales together in a pattern that is both simple and evocative, just as his sure hand makes plain the deep emotions driving the story.
The new season of IPL begins on April 10 and runs until May 24, but in a document sent to the 18 first-class counties, Hugh Morris, the managing director of the ECB, makes plain that England's Test stars will only be available for 14 days if they are to earn the 'No Objection Certificate' from the board that is an IPL requirement.
The foreword makes plain the primary target audience of the books by insisting that "the historied [sic] and enlightened Europeans will continue to fascinate Americans" (viii).
Scarlett (Kelsey-Beth Crossley) makes plain her desire to move into the village, prompting Carrie to clash with Jimmy, while Rosemary is devastated to learn of Perdy's hysterectomy.
With additional interviews and research into music, race and gender, Gaunt describes the handclapping, cheers and dances not only as transference of oral patterns and body-conscious musicality among girls, but also as the most elementary forms of "learned musical blackness" In thoughtful and affectionate prose, Gaunt makes plain how the schoolyard syncopations of body and voice are both oral-kinetic play and (with boys watching on and sometimes jumping in) improvised lessons in socializing girls into the unique social practices of black urban life.
But 80 in good conditions, and 60 in bad, makes plain common sense.
One short, untitled piece makes plain the rewards reaped by indigenous people who welcomed Europeans to their lands:
Jesus takes the leader's own use of the word work, dissects its definition, and makes plain the inappropriate application of fault to what he (Jesus) has done.
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "The poll makes plain once more that a huge majority of the public want their trains brought back into the public sector.
Furthermore, he wants to demonstrate how the desire to participate in this grand social experiment makes plain how deeply invested blacks were in the promise America represented and how "American" this investment was.