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Phim sticks to it, too; tells me my peg is downright encouragement to the bacteria.

Life here is laborious, but downright want I should say rare.

We stumbled into the household at a crisis, and there was a deal of downright humanity in that same.

For my part, I call that downright countenancing of iniquity.

As a rule the downright, headstrong, and impatient became reformers.

She surely knew him, said he; he became a downright brute when he was at work.

Say another word, and we will call it downright affectation.

"The Frenchman has a throat, and throats can be slit," said the downright King.

It is marvellous, downright marvellous, how you get through it.

Whatever I know of life is associated with downright hard work.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "straight down," from down (adv.) + right (adj.1). Meaning "thoroughly" attested from c.1300. Old English had dunrihte "downwards," and inverted form right-down is attested 17c.

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