lucidity lucidity  /lu ˈsɪ dɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
  2. (n) a lucid state of mind; not confused

Usage(s):

  1. Her singing voice is satisfyingly low, delightfully sandy, bewitchingly intimate, and her vocal style is almost like speaking, conveying a rare sense of lucidity and conviction.
  2. It is not necessary to agree with the agitprop to discern in Playwright Lamb a deft lyricist with barbed wit and a no-nonsense lucidity about contemporary man-woman relationships.
  3. At the same time, Picasso's previous work has begun to emerge from the smoke of controversy into the lucidity of history.

News

  1. New Fiction Release Compassionate Tale of Woman’s Battle with Alzheimer’s and the Young Girl Who Assists Her; Book by ...

    This new fiction release published by Dog Ear Publishing interweaves the stories of Ellie, a young girl looking to fill her time in the long, hot summer by helping an aging neighbor with her garden, and Evelyn, an elderly woman whose descent into dementia leaves her with increasingly short periods of lucidity and renders her incapable of remembering anything in the present even as she remains ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Lift mandatory retirement age for judges

    When John Paul Stevens retired from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, he was subject to laudatory profiles not only for his longevity on the court, but for his longevity, period – he was 90 years old and was still a model of vigor and lucidity. Truth be told, Stevens could probably have stayed on the nation’s highest court for another...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

Quotes

  1. "I think Fidel is ready to take on his political role in Cuba and his historical role before the world," Lula said, adding that the 81-year-old "has incredible lucidity and impeccable health."
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Lula da Silva Source: AFP

  2. "In the first oil shock, we took the wrong decisions and embarked on second-round effects and tried a high level of inflation for a long period of time," Trichet said. "We created by our own absence of lucidity mass unemployment in Europe,...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: Deutsche Welle

  3. Once order is restored, Chirac said Thursday, France will have to "draw the consequences of this crisis, and do so with a lot of courage and lucidity."
    on Nov 10, 2005 By: Jacques Chirac Source: Pravda

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