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adverb as in aboveboard

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One of the infected, the Thais found, was asymptomatic — an early warning that the coronavirus was being spread by those not overtly sick.

While it is likely considered alternative medicine, we did not feel it was overtly dangerous.

I think storytelling is so important, and it needs to be about more than just overtly pushing a product.

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Senior executives are also talking much more overtly recently about their sense of civic duty in running a large organization.

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I don’t think they will do anything as clearly and overtly as they have in Ukraine, where it’s possible to imagine a future in which Ukraine becomes an EU member.

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The fashion industry could never, would never, state its exclusion of black models overtly.

A junta can do it, using their military power to overtly or covertly control decisions at the highest level.

The United States government has been overtly training and funding Georgian troops for more than a decade.

Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable.

You cannot perform or externalize your vanity as overtly as Bieber did without again emphasizing to the world you are a jerk.

Why is he quietly sitting there in Mekstrom hide while he is overtly grieving over the painful death of his fellow man?

On the deserted balconies women's heads began to appear, following his maneuvers more or less overtly.

But you pride yourselves also, not so overtly just now, on always refusing to prepare yourselves to keep that word in deed.

He dared not act overtly against Richard, nor dared to take up arms for him.

Although they might not overtly resist him, they would be able in a thousand ways to make his residence among them unendurable.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overtly, such as: honestly, frankly, on the up and up, openly, truly, and truthfully.

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