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clear

informal Completely; the entire way. Usually used before prepositional phrases. Wow, he threw the knife clear through the wall! I only meant to watch one or two episodes, but I ended up watching clear to the end of the first season!
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Instead of her usual calico wrapper and knitted shawl she wore her best dress of brown merino, and above her thin strands of hair, which still preserved the tight undulations of the crimping-pins, rose a hard perpendicular bonnet, as to which Ethan's clearest notion was that he had to pay five dollars for it at the Bettsbridge Emporium.
"The proofs, the proofs!" said the president; "remember this tissue of horrors must be supported by the clearest proofs "
In spite of the clearest directions, Miss Bartlett contrived to bungle her arrival.
And the river says,--'Why do ye trouble me with your looks?' And you seem to see numbers of tomorrows just all in a line, the first of them the biggest and clearest, the others getting smaller and smaller as they stand farther away; but they all seem very fierce and cruel and as if they said, 'I'm coming!
"You know, when it comes to the point, your parents have always let you have your way ever since you were a little girl," he argued; and she had answered, with her clearest look: "Yes; and that's what makes it so hard to refuse the very last thing they'll ever ask of me as a little girl."
In the chill hours of the morning twilight, when all was dim around her, she awoke--not with any amazed wondering where she was or what had happened, but with the clearest consciousness that she was looking into the eyes of sorrow.
It is from Shakespeare's works that we get the clearest picture of Elizabethan times.
They grow very fast, you see, and the Awkward Man says on a spring evening, when the tulips are out, you can hear the sweetest, softest, clearest, fairy music in his garden, and it is the pixy folk singing as they rock the pixy babies to sleep."
(MUG), a grassroots organization fighting to alleviate the plight of the poor, for having the clearest antipoverty platform.
RECORD numbers of small manufacturers in the West Midlands are set to take on staff in the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery across the region is built to last.
"This is the clearest signal yet that our manufacturers believe the upturn is sustainable.
The clearest evidence of this is when we have to choose where to spend our holidays: always with those we have the most in common with, it could be their educational background, income level, the syntax of the vocabulary or just their general interests.
It is the clearest indication yet from any of the MPC's nine members about when borrowing costs will start to rise and comes a week after they abandoned their "forward guidance" policy linking the cost of borrowing to unemployment figures.
Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, gave the clearest indication yet of why and how she'd run for governor.