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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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His own death, so like that former one, yet attended by none of those suspicious circumstances, seems the stroke of God upon him, at once a punishment for his wickedness, and making plain the innocence of Clifford, But this flight,--it distorts everything
An Old Mortality, say rather an Immortality, with unwearied patience and faith making plain the image engraven in men's bodies, the God of whom they are but defaced and leaning monuments.
Benefits depend on the amount of cocoa, making plain varieties better than white or milk.
Guardiola was as forthcoming on incoming signings, making plain the differences between City and Schalke over Leroy Sane.
Once more synthesizing research and reportage into a cinematic essay that makes up in calm analysis what it lacks in fresh revelations, Gibney duly acknowledges Jobs' artistry, innovation and technological showmanship, while making plain just how "ruthless, deceitful and cruel" the man could be.
Using coloured icing and a variety of finishing touches, youngsters came up with some creative ways of making plain digestives more appetising.
Concerned about the implications for sovereignty over social policy, both the UK and Poland insisted on inclusion of a Treaty "protocol" making plain that nothing in the Charter creates new rights.
LABOUR tried to draw a line under the "smeargate" affair last night, making plain that the advice of Derek Draper - who received controversial e-mails undermining Tories - "will not be sought in the future".
By closing the loophole which allows tobacco to be displayed at the point of sale, prohibiting the sale of cigarettes from vending machines and making plain packaging for tobacco products compulsory, Ministers can reduce the pull towards a potentially deadly addiction.
Instead of making plain chicken, try Grilled Five-Spice chicken.
Awards such as these have sparked suggestions that lottery ticket purchasers should have a system for making plain how they believe their losses should be spent.