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For the first time Kingozi's careless, candid stare narrowed to a focus.

Who could be so brutal as to blame so amiable, so candid a creature?

In short, to be candid with you—old Mr. Palmer is coming to-day, you know.

She tells a simple story, in a candid and respectful manner.

To effect a change of ownership with the candid concomitance of a brass band.

He would have all the arches as light as laughter and as candid as logic.

With her gentle virgin face she was like a candid, budding lily.

Our preface, however, shall at least have the merit of novelty; it shall be candid.

Since you so earnestly desire my honest and candid opinion, you shall have it.

Father Ryan is candid, truthful, and outspoken, and commands respect.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "white," from Latin candidum "white; pure; sincere, honest, upright," from candere "to shine," from PIE root *kand- "to glow, to shine" (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to "frank" first recorded 1670s (cf. French candide "open, frank, ingenuous, sincere"). Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly; candidness.

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