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Putting it differently, usually more simply or explicitly. For example, The weather was terrible, the plane took off several hours after the scheduled time, and then fog prevented their landing—in other words, they never got to the wedding at all. [Mid-1800s]

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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