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  • s  characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    forthright criticism
    a forthright approach to the problem
  • r  directly and without evasion; not roundabout
    spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point

  • Paul Wellstone, who died Friday in a plane crash, was known for being a forthright, passionate advocate for leftist causes, and for creating an atmosphere of honesty in the chamber .
  • Dodsworth: Dodsworth , a forthright investigation of a universal problem, tells the story of a man battling to save his marriage from his wife's desire to keep young by .
  • Rudy Giuliani's decision to be more forthright about his pro-choice stance on abortion may be the boldest step of the Presidential campaign so far.
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  • Circle of Shadows: A Westerman/Crowther Mystery
    The forthright Mrs. Harriet Westerman and her reclusive companion, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, tackle their first case outside of England in the fourth installment of Imogen Robertson’s heralded historical suspense series.
    June 15, 2013 - Book Reporter
  • Honoring a strong woman
    Mercy Otis Warren was known as a strong, influential woman who, because of her tenacity and forthright political writings, was well respected in a man’s world.
    June 14, 2013 - The Barnstable Patriot
  • Martin family attorneys release statement on Day 3 of Zimmerman Trial
    Today on the third day of the jury selection in the Trayvon Martin murder trial we are inspired by the honesty of the potential jurors. Their answers have been forthright and we have faith that the justice system and the members of the public who are selected for the jury will perform their civic duty in a fair and impartial manner. Yesterday, former NYPD detective Harry Houck commented to FOX ...
    June 12, 2013 - WFTV 9 Orlando

  • Marion Jones in FOXNews
    My passion in life has always been my family,Jones said. "I know the day is quickly approaching when my boys ask me about these current events. I intend to be honest and forthright ...... and guide them into not making the same mistakes."
  • Joseph Bruno in FOXNews
    We are going to partner with the lieutenant governor when he becomes governor,said Bruno. "David has always been very open with me, very forthright ...... I look forward to a positive, productive relationship."
  • Arlen Specter in New York Times
    We have to evaluate whether you are really being forthright,Mr. Specter said. "Your characterization of your participation is significantly, if not totally, at variance with the facts."

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