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In vain were the eyes of each individual bent along the opposite shores, in quest of some signs of life, that might explain the nature of the interruption they had heard.
It impelled the visitor to questions and then the residents would explain, quietly, that all this was "made" land, and that it had been "made" by using it as a dumping ground for the city garbage.
If, on the other hand, you tell me that there are reasons (known to yourself, though unknown to me) for not taking the course I propose, I will accept that intimation without troubling you, unless you wish it, to explain yourself further.
Nor must it be imagined that I here commit the fallacy which the logicians call a circle; for since experience renders the majority of these effects most certain, the causes from which I deduce them do not serve so much to establish their reality as to explain their existence; but on the contrary, the reality of the causes is established by the reality of the effects.
Come to me immediately, and explain what is at present absolutely incomprehensible.
To Milsom Street she was directed, and having made herself perfect in the number, hastened away with eager steps and a beating heart to pay her visit, explain her conduct, and be forgiven; tripping lightly through the church-yard, and resolutely turning away her eyes, that she might not be obliged to see her beloved Isabella and her dear family, who, she had reason to believe, were in a shop hard by.
This may explain the absence of the crew," he said.
He sat up, and began to explain with mock solemnity how the detestable woman was set upon marrying him.
The question is, who's going to explain the joke to the Horners?
I will explain to the sentries that Mohammed Beyd has ordered me to take your body into the jungle.
How do you explain it, John Carter, Warlord of Mars, or do you try to explain it?
Oh, I can't explain it to you any more than I could to him.