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How's it come you didn't have a Western Union frank this year?

The old man was looking at her with frank and friendly apology for his intrusion.

He was ashamed, and determined to make amends by a frank confession.

"That's right, to own up," said Robert, favorably impressed with his frank confession.

His frank, familiar manner made him a favorite on shipboard.

I am your true friend, Frank, and I don't want you to get into any trouble.

"We have always been frank with one another since our childhood," said he.

The lawyer, therefore, leaned forward with a semblance of frank eagerness.

I'm being candid, because what's the use of being friends if we're not frank?

Sidney's frank infatuation for the young surgeon was growing.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "free, liberal, generous," from Old French franc "free (not servile), sincere, genuine, open, gracious; worthy" (12c.), from Medieval Latin Franc "a freeman, a Frank" (see Frank). The connection is that only Franks, as the conquering class, had the status of freemen. Sense of "outspoken" first recorded in English 1540s.

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