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  • Men are friendly to me at the restaurant, and sometimes they ask me to a movie, but there is no man like Jess, graceful and mysterious, no man like Ty, forthright and good and blind, no man like Pete, mercurial and haunted, no man like Daddy, who is what he is and can't be labeled.†   (source)
  • Her tone was forthright, even defiant.†   (source)
  • "I am Katherine Tyler," she answered forthrightly.†   (source)
  • Self-educated, forthright, quite a rebel for her time.†   (source)
  • And then, in that honest, forthright way of hers, she gave her reasons.†   (source)
  • Holmes broke them all—and with such forthright lack of shame that it became clear to Myrta that the rules must be different in Chicago.†   (source)
  • "It's for me," I said forthrightly.†   (source)
  • All of us, I suppose, like to believe that in a moral emergency we will behave like the heroes of our youth, bravely and forthrightly, without thought of personal loss or discredit.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Shigemura was open and forthright with Hatsue about matters of a sexual nature.†   (source)
  • Dan knew that he hadn't been fully forthright with them about things.†   (source)
  • "No need," Buttercup said, because she knew, as did everyone, that the Prince was more forthright than any Florinese.†   (source)
  • For the next hour, Eragon endured what seemed like an endless procession of introductions, congratulations, and questions that he could not answer forthrightly without revealing secrets that were better left unsaid.†   (source)
  • She smiled at him and thanked him as forthrightly as she could, and stepped into the elevator.†   (source)
  • Even though Mrs. Thatcher was on the opposite side of the ANC on many issues, such as sanctions, she was always a forthright and solicitous lady.†   (source)
  • If we want to communicate a strong emotion, if we want to convince someone that, say, we love them, we realize that we need to speak passionately and forthrightly.†   (source)
  • She's not good at being forthright about her emotions, you know that.†   (source)
  • He'd never touched her and her hand was small and her waist so slight and she looked at him with great forthrightness and smiled and put her face against his shoulder.†   (source)
  • In the case of the ads, how forthright (and honest) are people when it comes to sharing their personal information?†   (source)
  • Her forthrightness in the face of the disaster into which I had dragged my family had been impressive—she had informed her coworkers and her friends about my situation.†   (source)
  • A forthright woman like Mary probably considers that she can give you all the experience you're ever likely to need.†   (source)
  • Miss Bradshaw, has my sister driven you out of your wits yet with her forthright manner?†   (source)
  • I thought her forthright enough to do so.†   (source)
  • Snow Flower regarded me in the same forthright way she had in the palanquin.†   (source)
  • There was no doubting that forthright voice of his.†   (source)
  • He was extremely hardworking, forthright, good-natured, and a born leader.†   (source)
  • While we are being forthright with each other, I admit that I find it tedious.†   (source)
  • That was the most difficult part—trying to figure who of all those I met was being truly honest and forthright in how they dealt with me.†   (source)
  • I can't imagine a group of politicians listening to anyone as forthright as me.†   (source)
  • I would emerge glossy and shiny from the Institute as a man to serve my country in any way I could, but with absolute devotion and forthrightness.†   (source)
  • He does not hold himself above the law, but dispenses it with knowledge and forthrightness.†   (source)
  • Need we discuss the difference between being forthright and being honest?†   (source)
  • One of the qualitiq I have always admired is Renny's unflinching forthrightness, more intimate than emotional, which the long hiatus in our friendship doesn't seem to have dulled.†   (source)
  • His eldest had never dressed so fine as Devan in his squire's raiment, to be sure, but they shared the same square plain face, the same forthright brown eyes, the same thin brown flyaway hair.†   (source)
  • The forthrightness of the reply was not altogether flattering: moreover, they had now arrived at the Academy, where the assembled pedagogues were waiting to sharpen their wits on a real, live Overlord.†   (source)
  • But none of these at all diminished a kind of wonderfully negligent sexuality having to do at that moment, at least, with the casual but forthright way her pelvis moved and with her truly sumptuous rear end.†   (source)
  • Some of my colleagues who are criticized today for lack of forthright principles—or who are looked upon with scornful eyes as compromising "politicians"—are simply engaged in the fine art of conciliating, balancing and interpreting the forces and factions of public opinion, an art essential to keeping our nation united and enabling our Government to function.†   (source)
  • Eugene's touch, his push, now seemed judicious; and he pushed forthrightly to propel the old fellow across the street at the next crossing.†   (source)
  • The commentator continued: "Yet when we watch the speed, efficiency and the, uh— forthrightness with which they are carrying out this evolution it seems likely that they will achieve their goal.†   (source)
  • It made Eragon appreciate how direct and forthright Arya was by comparison.†   (source)
  • A friend would have been honest and forthright.†   (source)
  • But it's hard to be truly generous and behave in a forthright manner when you don't know how.†   (source)
  • I shouldn't be surprised that the leader of Candor is this forthright, but I wasn't expecting a public announcement.†   (source)
  • His gaze was blue and forthright.†   (source)
  • She wasn't unlike Kirsten in this fashion, but while my sister's forthrightness always made me uneasy, Sophie's was different.†   (source)
  • As he wrote forthrightly to Samuel Huntington, the new presi-dent of Congress, with so much at stake, his distress now was greater even than when he had last sailed for France.†   (source)
  • Amused by her forthrightness, Eragon said, "He must be crazy to have carted so much glass all the way from Aberon."†   (source)
  • She was the kind of forthright woman who called men by their first names, and she was known to salt her speech rather freely with criticism.†   (source)
  • I apologize for not being more forthright on the telephone, but you see I had to speak to you in person.†   (source)
  • Now I realized she'd broken from the traditional stylized lines used by wives in their letters and was using her nu shu to write more candidly and forthrightly about her life.†   (source)
  • Combined with the touch of her fingers, forthrightly lewd, it caused me to gulp air with incredible rapidity.†   (source)
  • And I had done it in a decent and forthright manner.†   (source)
  • With that forthright honesty that was part of him, so strangely wrought of innocence and brutality, of heroism, cruelty, and tenderness, he announced at once that he was going, and then waited impatiently, spitting briefly and contemptuously from time to time, while the others argued out their own hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • Her mind was still going up and down, up and down with the poetry; he was still feeling very vigorous, very forthright, after reading about Steenie's funeral.†   (source)
  • Of course, the prostitutes were the best dressed," said Katie in her forthright way, "and like always, they outnumbered the decent women two to one.†   (source)
  • He had always found pleasure in observing the impact of opposite mentalities; and Miss Brinklow's girl-guide forthrightness applied to Lamaistic philosophy promised to be entertaining.†   (source)
  • But even if it be true that we have, out of fear and selfishness and thoughtlessness, wrought a destruction that we have done little to repair, even if it be true that we should be ashamed of it and do something more courageous and forthright than we are doing, there is nevertheless a law, and it is one of the most monumental achievements of this defective society that it has made a law, and has set judges to administer it, and has freed those judges from any obligation whatsoever but…†   (source)
  • I like the copious, shapeless, warm, not so very clever, but extremely easy and rather coarse aspect of things; the talk of men in clubs and public-houses, of miners half naked in drawers—the forthright, perfectly unassuming, and without end in view except dinner, love, money and getting along tolerably; that which is without great hopes, ideals or anything of that kind; what is unassuming except to make a tolerably good job of it.†   (source)
  • When it was necessary to use the symbolwords which he had taught her, she used them, spoke them forthright and without hesitation, talking to God as if He were a man in the room with two other men.†   (source)
  • That was fortunate, for if she could have spoken she would have cried out truths couched in Gerald's forthright words.†   (source)
  • Suddenly she found her tongue and just as suddenly all the years of Ellen's teachings fell away, and the forthright Irish blood of Gerald spoke from his daughter's lips.†   (source)
  • She was as forthright and simple as the winds that blew over Tara and the yellow river that wound about it, and to the end of her days she would never be able to understand a complexity.†   (source)
  • She found that he would give her anything she desired, answer any question she asked as long as she was forthright, and refuse her anything she attempted to gain by indirection, hints and feminine angling.†   (source)
  • Ellen never would, or could, quite become one of them—she had left too much of herself in Savannah—but she respected them and, in time, learned to admire the frankness and forthrightness of these people, who had few reticences and who valued a man for what he was.†   (source)
  • They were very lean, mere skin-bags stretched over bony frames, with strings for muscles—so lean that Henry found it in his mind to marvel that they still kept their feet and did not collapse forthright in the snow.†   (source)
  • Never once did he honestly, or to put it more accurately, forthrightly and courageously or coldly face the thought of committing so grim a crime.†   (source)
  • Now lightly the tracks were All through the woodland ways wide to be seen there, Her goings o'er ground; she had gotten her forthright Over the mirk-moor: bore she of kindred thanes The best that there was, all bare of his soul, Of them that with Hrothgar heeded the home.†   (source)
  • …thee the better, The redes everlasting; to o'erthinkirig turn not, 1760 O mighty of champions! for now thy might breatheth For a short while of time; but eft-soon it shall be That sickness or edges from thy strength thee shall sunder, Or the hold of the fire, or the welling of floods, Or the grip of the sword-blade, or flight of the spear, Or eld the all-evil: or the beaming of eyen Shall fail and shall dim: then shall it be forthright That thee, lordly man, the death over-masters.†   (source)
  • …the head there they bore Uneasily ever to each one that bore it, The full stout-heart of men: it was four of them needs must On the stake of the slaughter with strong toil there ferry Unto the gold-hall the head of that Grendel; Until forthright in haste came into that hall, 1640 Fierce, keen in the hosting, a fourteen of men Of the Geat-folk a-ganging; and with them their lord, The moody amidst of the throng, trod the mead-plains; Came then in a-wending the foreman of thanes,…†   (source)
  • …to a god and saying prayers beside his ship.
    "Friend," he said in a winging supplication,
    "since I find you burning offerings here,
    I beg you by these rites and the god you pray to,
    then by your own life and the lives of all the men
    who travel with you—tell me truly, don't hold back,
    who are you? where are you from? your city? your parents?"
    "Of course, stranger," the forthright prince responded,
    "I will tell you everything, clearly as I can.

    Ithaca is my country.†   (source)
  • The faces in the picture were very much alike; all the Fraser children had that forthright look that dared you to take them at less than their own valuation of themselves.†   (source)
  • The word /cadet/, having a foreign smack and an innocent native meaning, is preferred to the more accurate /procurer/; even prostitutes shrink from the forthright /pimp/, and employ a characteristic American abbreviation, /P.†   (source)
  • Surpris'd with fear, he fled along the field, And now forthright, and now in orbits wheel'd; For here the Trojan troops the list surround, And there the pass is clos'd with pools and marshy ground.†   (source)
  • This squier, which that hight Aurelius, On Dorigen that was so amorous, Of aventure happen'd her to meet Amid the town, right in the quickest* street, *nearest As she was bound* to go the way forthright *prepared, going <29> Toward the garden, there as she had hight.†   (source)
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