Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRAIGHT MAN

I'm obliged to you, Mr. Stubley—you're a straight man, and you mean well.

Were I a straight man as you are, I might not have come for you to-night.

A straight man, with a grave face, and a good seat on horseback.

He used to pray to beat creation, and then some, but he was a straight man all right.

You don't know Jim, but he's a straight man and wouldn't lie.

If you say flat you didnt get the goods well let it go, because we know youre a straight man, and think youre right.

I have seen men who call themselves swells do dirty mean tricks no straight man would be guilty of.

Once they become convinced that you are a straight man, they give you their unbounded confidence.

I'll tell M'Grath, the publican at Solong, too: he's a straight man—he'll keep his ears open and warn chaps.

That, said Harding gravely, is a straight man, and he will do something by and by when he has an opportunity.