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Free from doubt, burden, or obstacle; without limitation; plain or unencumbered.

The term is used to mean unambiguous or definitive and has various applications. For example, a clear intent to make a gift means that there is no doubt that the donor had the intent to relinquish all dominion and control over the property.

Clear and convincing proof is evidence that establishes a firm belief in a person's mind that a fact much more likely than not exists.

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She's back on her feet, she's confident that she's well again and she's cleared off to Australia in a camper van.
Uddingston came back into the match and had a shot cleared off the line while Statter and Shaddick were denied by the Anvil keeper.
Off an Iain Ramsay's inswinging corner, the ball found its way Sato, whose free header was cleared off the line in the 83rd minute.
Mikael Lustig 6 Header cleared off the line before being subbed.
For their part, Wrexham were simply not at the races in the opening 45 minutes, Pat Hoban missing three good chances to put the home side further in front while the forward also hit the bar in the second half, while Disley had one cleared off the line before the end.
Quakers levelled within four minutes, when Terry Galbraith's corner forced a goalmouth scramble, and after Kevin Burgess' shot was cleared off the line, Lee Gaskell turned the ball home.
32mins: Wells' header from Sean Scannell's cross is cleared off the line by Liam Ridgewell.
But Tyler Blackett cleared off the goal-line in quick succession and a Novak header looped high in the air, dropped down and glanced the face of the crossbar.
The home side grew into the match, and Reeves saw a header crash against the post while Duncan Whatmore had an effort cleared off the line.
passports of the voters are easily cleared off with wet wipes, Sharmazanov assured media that the stamp in his passport is still fully
Olivera's follow-up was cleared off the line by Mohammad Saif.
The Seagulls had come from behind to level the scores at half-time, but Grannon's unlucky deflection proved the match-winner - although the Bay were unlucky to have two efforts cleared off the line late on.