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This here fellow, now, couldn't make an honest livin' like that, I bet you.

He's too honest entirely to stale the value of a pin, let alone a carpetbag.

The man may be honest, captain: Don't trouble yourself too much.

I never was so honest for so long together since my matriculation.

Never had the pinto dodged his share of honest running, and this day was no exception.

And I tell you honest, friend, I'd as soon drill you as turn around.

But will it be just, will it be honest, to marry a man I cannot endure?

He is too obstinate; if a man can be too honest, he is too honest.

"Remember, sir, you are an honest man; you cannot shake hands with me," said George.

This made it possible for her to ask surprising questions with honest face.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "respectable, decent, of neat appearance," also "free from fraud," from Old French honeste (12c.; Modern French honnête), from Latin honestus "honorable, respected, regarded with honor," figuratively "deserving honor, honorable, respectable," from honos (see honor (n.)). Main modern sense of "dealing fairly, truthful" is c.1400, as is sense of "virtuous." Phrase to make an honest woman of "marry a woman after seduction" is from 1620s.

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