Definitions

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  • adv. in a candid manner; frankly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a candid manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a candid manner; openly; frankly; without trick or disguise; ingenuously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

Etymologies

candid +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One thing, however, tell me candidly, is it from love of justice, or is it for your happiness you combat thus ardently for the integrity of this young man? '

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • It seems like sage advice coming from the man who, as the game's title candidly suggests, is enduring the most preposterously perilous day in the history of all time.

    Joystiq

  • a hundred thousand for the college — I ask you, candidly, is he worth it?

    THEFT

  • “The reason we’re doing this, candidly, is we’re worried it’s going to pass,” Newsom said.

    Naked politics « Bound, Not Gagged

  • As an incumbent in the General Assembly, it is easy to become lazy and rely on the institutional money because, candidly, that is easier to raise.

    Waldo Jaquith - Interview with Sen. Creigh Deeds.

  • I should like to think that I myself was to be the man to expound the fairy-kind candidly and methodically -- candidly, that is, without going to literature for my data, and with the notion definitely out of mind that the fairy

    Lore of Proserpine

  • The film portrays India candidly, which is what drew me in.

    The Rebel Yell

  • Plenty of horrible, misguided policies have been 'candidly' and 'authentically' expressed/implemented by horrible would be and actual members of government.

    Paul Has Already Hauled In Over $8 Million For The Quarter

  • There is nothing more dangerous than that impulsive intimacy strangers sometimes adopt when an atmosphere of mutual sympathy takes them by surprise, for it is akin to the false frankness friends affect when telling "candidly" one another's faults.

    Four Weird Tales

  • Beyond that, it's really kind of candidly pluses and minuses, blocking and tackling against Western, which I think has done a superb job over the last quarter in particular, getting in front of clients, reaffirming mandates that they have, making them aware of capabilities, particularly in this more specialized trend that I see, and Jim and his team sees with clients that Western can deliver on that.

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