throw (some) light upon (something)

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throw (some) light upon (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. (A more formal version of "throw (some) light on something.") We've hired a private investigator to help throw light upon the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered throw some light upon how the late author's final book was meant to end.
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References in classic literature ?
Wyeth, may be interesting, as throwing some light upon the question as to the manner in which America has been peopled.
It is possible that we may be able to make you some small return by throwing some light upon that which is still dark to you.