flatly flatly  /f ˈlæt li/


  • (adv) in an unqualified manner



  1. He notes that no film footage of the Pentagon explosion exists and regards eyewitness testimony of the crash as suspicious, contradictory or flatly incredible.
  2. Calm and comfortable in the witness chair, he declared flatly that he had not had a nervous breakdown either.
  3. A spokesman for the filmmakers, United Artists Entertainment, flatly rejects the suggestion that Cruise's personal beliefs have anything to do with the film.


  • House Dems seek path to final immigration deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanics, blacks, Asians and women who together stand as the majority in the House Democratic caucus publicly disparage Republicans' piecemeal approach to immigration and their pointed omission of any legalization path for the 11 million immigrants living here unlawfully. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who controls the agenda in the Republican-led House, has said flatly that ...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News


  1. "Many of our colleagues have said they flatly oppose anything that adds a penny to the deficit, so we hope they look anew at this initiative which reduces it," the statement said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: John Kerry Source: istockAnalyst.com (press release)

  2. "He flatly rejected this request even though Democratic Leadership was going to take $10 billion from the stimulus to help pay for business tax breaks just last week," Voinovich said. "My concern is that the Democrats are more interested in...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: George Voinovich Source: Plain Dealer

  3. Asked if her campaign had any discussions with the Obama campaign about her possibly bowing out in exchange for the vice president slot, Clinton said: "It is flatly untrue and it is not anything I'm entertaining. It is nothing I have planned and it...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: FOXNews

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