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clear

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was clear. You know, polluted.
2. mod. [of liquor] undiluted; neat. I like mine clear with just one ice cube.
3. tv. to earn a specific net amount of money. We just want to clear a decent profit. Nothing greedy.
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A good roguish thing is also the long silence, and to look, like the winter-sky, out of a clear, round-eyed countenance:--
That no one might see down into my depth and into mine ultimate will--for that purpose did I devise the long clear silence.
But the clear, the honest, the transparent--these are for me the wisest silent ones: in them, so PROFOUND is the depth that even the clearest water doth not--betray it.--
"Antonio, it carries me clear out of myself just to hear you tell it; it must have been perfectly splendid.
For the anchor "to go clear" means to go clear of its own chain.
She was one of the stupid lowly, she and her people before her--the ones that did the work, drove their oxen across the Plains, cleared and broke the virgin land, toiled all days and all hours, paid their taxes, and sent their sons and grandsons out to fight and die for the flag that gave them such ample protection that they were able to sell their wine for twenty-two cents.
I have taken the pains to select this instance of misrepresentation, and to place it in a clear and strong light, as an unequivocal proof of the unwarrantable arts which are practiced to prevent a fair and impartial judgment of the real merits of the Constitution submitted to the consideration of the people.
After crossing the stream Vronsky had complete control of his mare, and began holding her in, intending to cross the great barrier behind Mahotin, and to try to overtake him in the clear ground of about five hundred yards that followed it.
"He's cleared it!" he thought, catching the thud of Gladiator's hoofs behind him.
Besides, he that clears at once will relapse; for finding himself out of straits, he will revert to his custom: but he that cleareth by degrees, induceth a habit of frugality, and gaineth as well upon his mind, as upon his estate.
yelled the seamen to Daggoo, but with one hand holding on to the heavy tackles, so that if the head should drop, he would still remain suspended; the negro having cleared the foul line, rammed down the bucket into the now collapsed well, meaning that the buried harpooneer should grasp it, and so be hoisted out.
Also, this cleared space he kept continually free from the fast-growing vegetation.
Even thus scaled back, Clear Skies still required power plants in make reductions in air pollution that went far beyond the cutbacks required by the existing Acid Rain program.
Clear Channel recently asked the case to be dismissed when 106.3 agreed to stop using the tag line.
One thread connecting them is the fact that the stations that have broadcast their programs are owned by Clear Channel Communications (CCC), a huge, San Antonio based media conglomerate that controls programming (both music and talk shows) for 1,225 radio stations.