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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HONESTY

But honesty don't get you bread or bacon, not in this world!

The very fact that they come to us for help is an avowal of their honesty.

The confidence of the public in his honesty was as great a reward as the stakes.

He must take the oath; and you, with your life, will be responsible for his honesty?

The unvarnished fashions of New England honesty grated on his ear.

But it was in his greatest scene of all, that his honesty got the better of him.

They are the reward of her love, her courage, and her honesty.

And, setting the example, he speaks his own with the greatest freedom and honesty.

In this instance I imagine I can show that honesty is the accompaniment.

In my experience the honesty of the Woods Indian is of a very high order.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "splendor, honor; elegance," later "honorable position; propriety of behavior, good manners; virginity, chastity" (late 14c.), from Old French honesté (Modern French honnêteté), from Latin honestatem (nominative honestas) "honor received from others; reputation, character;" figuratively "uprightness, probity, integrity, virtue," from honestus (see honest). Meaning "moral purity, uprightness, virtue, justness" is from c.1400; in English, the word originally had more to do with honor than honest.

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