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Don’t worry about my feelings. I’d like your candid opinion.
  honest and direct
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candid candids candor candidly candidness
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  • Don’t worry about my feelings. I’d like your candid opinion.
  • My candid opinion is that their team is much better than ours, but an upset isn’t impossible.
  • It was called "The Economic Stability Bill," but a more candid name might have been "The Protect Established Businesses from Competition Bill."
  • a candid interview

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  • a candid photograph
  • To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    Thomas Jefferson  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • I’m surprised he can stop himself from responding, after speaking his mind all his life in Candor,
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The Candor sing the praises of the truth, but they never tell you how much it costs.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • It was candid, even brutal, in its assessment of the situation.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • ...with full candor, hiding no faults and pretending no virtues.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • I’d like to hear your candid assessment.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • "I lied," Magnus admitted candidly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He’d learned long ago that candor can jump back on you with teeth.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • my poor little reputation, such as it is, will suffer shipwreck if I am so candid.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Excuse me for speaking so very candidly, but as this is intended only for ourselves, I do not see why I should weigh my words.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He had confronted the problem head-on . . . truthful, candid, shining like an example to all.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The candor of Mrs. Pontellier’s admission greatly pleased Mademoiselle Reisz.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • tell me your candid opinion
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • After all, this was the expression of some sort of belief; it had candor, it had conviction,
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • It deals candidly with emotion, and, unlike other children’s shows, tells children that it’s okay not to be happy all of the time.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • What she says has the ring of truth; her manner is candid and sincere; and yet I can’t shake the suspicion that, in some way I cannot put my finger on, she is lying to me.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • In a candid moment, his instructor had told the troops that they had little chance of prevailing against someone much bigger,
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • You’re very candid about this,
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Again, we have known you long, and can put the most entire confidence in your truth, candor, and sincerity.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • She was looking straight at him; her eyes seemed just a bit too candid.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever,
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I was surprised by his candidness and said so.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • McCandless was candid with Stuckey about his intent to spend the summer alone in the bush, living off the land.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • This is a surprise to me which I wasn’t looking for; and I’ll acknowledge, candid and frank, I ain’t very well fixed to meet it and answer it;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • His face was completely questioning and candid.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Her candor made it painfully clear that she believed what she was saying.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • WHY won’t you be candid?
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The chaplain would encourage Nately with nods of comprehension or assent, amused by his candor and immaturity.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Her candor and exquisite simplicity framed the rest of my trip and helped me better understand the land I was living in.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • putting such a quantity of warm water into my milk that it would have been more candid to have left the milk out altogether,
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Do you know what my private and candid opinion is about some of those little jokers?
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Telemakhos with his clear candor said:
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • "I’m willing to own up that I made a mistake," she concluded candidly, "but I’ve learned a lesson."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • They promised ... candor when it was easier to lie,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • "Now, they say," said Haley, assuming a candid and confidential air, "that this kind o’ trade is hardening to the feelings; but I never found it so."
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "Yes, sir," Danny said candidly, "my daddy got fired from his teaching job and that’s why we’re in Colorado, I guess."
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Willy, do you want to talk candidly?
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • And when he had finished he sat with folded arms and a pleased smile, as though waiting to be commended for the humor, the clarity, and the candor of his traveler’s tale.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • "He has no sense of fun or adventure," she said, listlessly stirring her coffee. "Suleiman is a brooding old man trapped in a younger man’s body."
    I was a little startled by her offhand candor. "It is true that Mr. Wandati is uniquely comfortable with solitude," I said, opting for cautious diplomacy.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Father and Mother’s biggest mistake in dealing with the van Daans is that they’re never candid...  Mrs. van D. can be won over by talking openly to her and admitting when you’re wrong.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He candidly explained that it wasn’t me he was actually interested in
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • He used candor as a weapon.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • I candidly admitted to myself that she seemed to be an excellent kind of girl for Traddles, too.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Such candor hasn’t been easy in his first few days home.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
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