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as in:  articulate her ideas

He is thoughtful and articulate.
  clearly expressed with words; or the act of or ability to clearly express with words
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articulate articulated articulation articulating articulates articulable articulately articulacy articulateness
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  • He is thoughtful and articulate.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch was speaking so quickly that he stammered, and was utterly unable to articulate the word suffering.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • He was too young to articulate exactly what was wrong with every picture; he just knew they weren’t right.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • She kept saying it was an "articulate" film. ... The thing is, I didn’t know what it said even if it said it very well.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  • Yeah, I was so articulate.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • "Um," I responded, articulate and witty as ever.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • In truth, I wanted her to read my mind so I didn’t have to stoop to the womanly art of articulation.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Maybe it was because I had been raised with less of an articulate education, but it took a second for the full impact of his words to hit me.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I remembered to smile and speak articulately.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • He couldn’t reason with her—he could barely articulate his own reasons anymore.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • Circle developers have figured out a way to measure the impact of these factors, of your participation, really, and articulate it with the Conversion Rate.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In my panicked state, this came out as "GO NOW RUN HOLLOWS NOW," which was effective if not terribly articulate, and threw everyone into hysterics.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Clearly, I was not at my most articulate.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She was articulate and charming.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There is a myth that if a child is given thalagoya tongue to eat he will become brilliantly articulate, will always speak beautifully, and in his speech be able to "catch" and collect wonderful, humorous information.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • How lovely it was to hear a voice like her own—cool and articulate—even if he was a nasty brute!
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • But he was a handsome, articulate young man and carried himself with confidence.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The shortwave is in her lap and a sheet of drawing paper is on the floor beside her, a many-windowed city of her imagination half-articulated on the page.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • One small, articulate group of girls eyed me with unconcealed hostility the entire year and I knew intuitively that in all their lives they would never approach a white man teacher without suspicion.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Nathan explained, briefly, articulately, and with a straightforward modesty that I found winning.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Besides Colin the Englishman, he’s the most articulate one.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • But what I really hoped I didn’t dare articulate.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Suddenly Mayella became articulate.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It was the closest anyone had ever come to articulating what she felt.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Some of the pigs themselves, however, were more articulate.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Beetee’s articulated a theory far beyond my comment on the sun.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • What followed was a six-week frenzy of killing that defies articulation.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The Stoddard Temple…The Stoddard Temple has an improperly articulated plan, which leads to spatial confusion.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • If she could articulate it, she might have said to Nana that she was tired of being an instrument, of being lied to, laid claim to, used.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I found that these people possessed a method of communicating their experience and feelings to one another by articulate sounds.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I have my own ideas, plans and ideals, but am unable to articulate them yet.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "Yes, it is I," said the count, whom a frightful contraction of the lips prevented from articulating freely.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • A model for a fully articulated medieval French knight.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A sound of craving and eagerness that had nothing articulate in it but blood.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I wish Peeta was here—the old Peeta—because he would be able to articulate why it is so wrong to be exchanging fire when people, any people, are trying to claw their way out of the mountain.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But it was scarcely a time for articulate conversation.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • This was the kind of knowledge we understood, the kind of code that was so deeply fundamental it never had to be fully articulated.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • In the chaos of grief and remorse that filled his mind it was the one articulate word.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The Castle of Dracula now stood out against the red sky, and every stone of its broken battlements was articulated against the light of the setting sun.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • So furious was he that he was hardly articulate, and when he did speak it was in a much broader and more Western dialect than any which we had heard from him in the morning.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • I was back to being dazzlingly articulate.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I mumbled, knowing I’d never get a fully articulated apology out.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • "Arya did offer, but …." Eragon stopped, unable to articulate his feelings.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His voice was shrill, but very clear and articulate; and I could distinctly hear it when I stood up.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Ultimately it was hoped to make articulate speech issue from the larynx without involving the higher brain centres at all.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I regarded the "mystery" of creativity as a shield erected by artists to avoid articulating, analyzing, or even knowing the details of their creative process—for fear it would fade away.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • ’Don’t let me disturb you,’ he said, with a certain faltering articulation.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • 4 THE EVIDENCE OF THE AMERICAN LADY Mrs. Hubbard arrived in the dining-car in such a state of breathless excitement that she was hardly able to articulate her words.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The Portuguese peered through the trees and saw that the well-dressed, articulate Kongo did not buy or sell or transport their crops, but merely lived in place and ate what they had, like the beasts of the forest.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • By this time my pretty Poll had learned to speak English, and pronounce his words very articulately and plain; so that for many hours we used to chat together after a familiar manner, and he lived with me no less than twenty-six years.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
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