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ex·plain away

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  1. explain awayverb

    To dismiss or minimize by explanation, especially with regard to problems.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of explain away in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of explain away in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of explain away in a Sentence

  1. Derek Chollet:

    They have spent a lot of their time trying to undo or explain away some of the images and the mood that came out of the last trip to Europe.

  2. Douglas Feith:

    The Obama administration has tended to downplay, to belittle, the ideological importance of the problem, you can't explain away the terrorism problem as a matter of economic and political frustration.

  3. Taylor Swift:

    I saw that people love to explain away a woman's success in the music industry, and I saw something in me change due to this realization, this was the decade when I became a mirror for my detractors. Whatever they decided I couldn't do is exactly what I did.

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