In retrospect, it may seem obvious that we shouldn't have been burning our trash so close to our house.
I don't know how to demonstrate it, since it's too obvious!
Most scientific breakthroughs are nothing else than the discovery of the obvious.
It's blatantly obvious.
It's obvious that I spend too much time studying Chinese characters, so I ought to study other aspects of the language more.
It's obvious but the connection between people is "words". It is by those words that thoughts are shared and arguments carried out.
This, appearing at first glance to be perfectly obvious, is actually very difficult.
That's right. At the least I wish they'd add one to the first floor as well ... Wait a mo! Why are you here!? "'Why' is obvious isn't it? It's so we can go to the toilet together."
I was pressed by their questioning and slipped into telling an obvious lie.
If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intention of doing you good, you should run for your life.
Nowhere but in the world of the antique is it more obvious that many of the things that we, as individuals hold dear, are completely arbitrary.
Act now! he said, and in addition to his obvious meaning, he hinted that there were number of other important reasons why immediate action was needed.
A fortune teller once told Christopher Columbus that he would become a famous man. Columbus, in turn, got angry and demanded his money back - claiming that even a child could state something so obvious.
I think putting thieves to death is not lawful; and it is plain and obvious that it is absurd and of ill consequence to the commonwealth that a thief and a murderer should be equally punished.
Every Tatoeba sentence should be commented and its translation discussed, unless it's completely obvious.
Everything is clear.
There were assassination theories but it was not clear who would have killed him and for what reason. Even now the truth about his death is unclear.
The Koran, far from being inimitable, is a literary work of inferior quality, as it is neither clear, nor understandable, nor does it possess any practical value and is certainly not a revealed book.
Where a painting's general sense seems clear, moreover, the exact decoding of its content remains in doubt.
Frequently clear and balmy weather deteriorates and it soon rains cats and dogs.
At this stage there is still not a clear energy policy for bringing decentralised power to rural areas.
I hope to make clear why I think Emmet's theory, originally introduced in the field of design architecture, is so important in physics.
But there had been no indications Gorbachev was having any sort of health problems, and it is not exactly clear what's happened to him now.
'Fox's wedding'. "Er ...?" "Today, with an 81 percent likelihood, it will be clear skies but, depending on location, there will be sun showers."
I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day.
Be sure to clear the lint trap before you run the dryer. Otherwise, you might start a fire.
Solar energy seems to offer more hope than any other source of energy, particularly because those areas most in need of water lie rather close to the equator and have a relatively clear atmosphere.
We can say that there's not a clear winner in terms of a policy to curtail medical expenses and benefits.
Hey, steer clear of the boss today, he seems really ticked off about something.
It's not clear right now whether time travel is really something that exists in reality but its possibility has been proven by theoretical physics.
The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened.
It is clearly shown in Johnson's investigation that passive smoking is very harmful.
Acceptable and unacceptable are clearly in opposition to each other.
While clearly outside of his element at, say, a Western-style karaoke bar, he could easily whip out a Brazilian folk song in seven-eight meter on his berimbau.
While welcoming the firming up of the present government policy to abandon the proposal of the reform bill to the Diet, at the same time some are worried that Prime Minister Koizumi won't clearly state the bill's withdrawal.
I'll get in touch with you again when I know more clearly about that plan.
A scientist had to know how to ask the correct question and to state it so clearly that the answer would be, in effect, a definite yes or no, not "maybe".
The animal lacks both anxiety and hope because its consciousness is restricted to what is clearly evident and thus to the present moment: the animal is the present incarnate.
And so in that spirit, let me speak as clearly and plainly as I can about some specific issues that I believe we must finally confront together.
Clearly, this will cost a lot more than we realized. He spoke very clearly.
He makes it a point to speak clearly and graphically. He always talks turkey about any problem.
In 2000 Japan's health care system was the best in the world, but since clinical internship was introduced in 2003 it has clearly deteriorated.
Stop trying to make us follow all these subtle clues. I wish you would say what you want to say more clearly.
The point about enclosure is that the configuration of ethnic groups must be clearly described.
Their deep love for each other was unequivocal.
Ed Miliband claims the prime minister has failed to send a clear and unequivocal message to Israel and Hamas to seek lasting peace
"an unequivocal answer"
It is an unequivocal fact that we’ve not met nor communicated before.
He was explicit on the point.
A dream... I was trying to explain to St. Peter, and was doing it in the German tongue, because I didn't want to be too explicit.
In this regard, I must make an explicit appeal to the Commission.
The book was deemed to explicit.
an explicit statement/warning/threat
The contrast could not have been made more explicit.
It probably needs to be more explicit about the notion of hospitality.
I gave explicit orders to Savannah that you'd remain with us. I can see right now that I'm going to have to be more explicit when I talk to you.
Can you be more explicit?
He is being very explicit (straightforward) about his dissatisfaction with the company.
make something explicit: Possible side effects should be made explicit.
The report raises the issue of permitting transport without explicit authorisation. To draw those people into some prearranged structure that has explicit goals
He doesn't give explicit support to any specific idea.
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