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shed (some) light upon (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. (A more formal version of "shed (some) light on something.") We've hired a private investigator to help shed light upon the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered shed some light upon how the late author's final book was meant to end.
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Using intuitive visuals and simple language, "The Wisdom of Chinese Characters" sheds light upon the culture and ideology of the Chinese people while also demonstrating that Chinese characters are not only inherently fascinating of themselves but also possess a certain degree of regularity in their structures and are surprisingly easy to learn.
This report provides detailed information on the citrus market in 2009 and sheds light upon potential 2010 developments.
The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst.
The company's solid position has been reflected across our diverse activities and sheds light upon ISKAN's successful planned and executed business model that focuses on providing core expertise in real estate and financial investments," added Al-Awadhi.
The Iraqi penal code (number 111 in 1969) sheds light upon these kinds of punishments as item 323 says that someone could be punished if the rule allows, and also the rule allows for more punishment if the violence is against the law.
It sheds light upon a queer community that necessarily lived in the shadows and that has gone largely unacknowledged until recently.
A strongly recommended, serious-minded account that does not downplay the evils of racism, but rather sheds light upon all the other societal evils in need of immediate attention that have been severely neglected in favor of tunnel vision upon the evil of racism.
It sheds light upon many aspects of the agricultural, commercial, industrial, social, religious and political history of Southern Africa--not least the anti-Semitic sentiments that permeated the early colonial power structure alongside other racist attitudes, most notably the concept of white superiority.
A brief look at some of the personalities involved in sabre rattling against Iraq, and their backgrounds sheds light upon the shadows in which they move.
A welcome companion to Peter Dickinson's judicious and insightful study of the composer's life (Peter Dickinson, The Music of Lennox Berkeley [London: Thames Publishing, 1988]), this fine guide to research sheds light upon the composer's achievement while hinting at reasons for its relative neglect.
Otoacoustic testing sheds light upon a field of unknown dimensions in the diagnosis of central auditory pathology, and it can suggest a possible central or efferent origin to some balance disorders.
A look behind this type of NAS technology sheds light upon common user requirements and the future of enterprise storage.
All the while, paragraph after sparkling paragraph sheds light upon multifarious phenomena, ranging from momentous contemporary events such as the political changes in East Berlin or the Gulf War to far less spectacular but not less significant occurrences such as that intimate Nordic ritual called the sauna.
Our Web site takes physician rankings out of the black box and sheds light upon what goes into plans' physician measurement efforts.
In his new nonfiction book, "Eight Days In An Inner City School" (published by AuthorHouse), Dan Golarz sheds light upon the situation by sharing his own experience at Native American reservations and inner city schools, exposing not only the bureaucracy, hypocrisy and incompetence that lies behind US school systems, but also the insufficient preparation given at the collegiate level for those students wishing to teach at-risk students.