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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS

He, thanking the Lacedaemonians for their straightforwardness, withdrew.

She could not overlook the impression he conveyed of rugged honesty and straightforwardness.

It has the same simplicity and straightforwardness as Greek sculpture.

There is a boldness, a straightforwardness, an honesty in this challenge, which cannot be mistaken.

He had learnt that honesty and straightforwardness get rid of any difficulties.

The straightforwardness of this passage is of a piece with the rest of the poem.

It may have been that my conscience was not quite clear as to my own straightforwardness in this matter.

It has the straightforwardness of the old-time story-teller.

There was more honesty and straightforwardness in Mr. Spurgeon.

So far as this straightforwardness goes, he confers the benefits of virtue.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from straight (adj.1) + forward. In reference to language, from 1806.

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