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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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JK said she would begin the book in January and admitted she had "mingled feelings of excitement and dread" about the task But she added: "However, (clears throat in stern British manner) this is no time to get maudlin."
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As one movie franchise sinks (see below) another soars with this rip-roaringly enjoyable action prequel that comes with the superpower of (clears throat) keeping us glued to the screen for twoplus hours.