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  • n  the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

  • What impresses me most about Monica is her candidness, composure, honesty and personal strength.
  • Such commonsensical candidness has endeared Solti to musicians; that endearment goes a long way toward explaining his success.
  • Many of the young people echoed an appreciation for the clarity and candidness of Benedict's sermons.

  • Dianne Feinstein in Seattle Times
    I was heartened to see the forthrightness and candidness employed by Dr. Gates at his confirmation hearing yesterday,Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said during Wednesday's debate on the nomination. "He fully admitted the need for a...
  • Beck in China Post
    You saw a candidness which is a symbol that there is a readiness to talk about the problems, to have an exchange on the basis of honesty,Beck said.
  • Vladimir Putin in People's Daily Online
    The Russian side is very satisfied with the outcome and the course of our discussions, and we are appreciative of the candidness which was demonstrated by the British side...... in discussions about all issues, including sensitive ones,Putin...

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