- n. alternative spelling of candor.
- n. ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
- n. the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
“It therefore has a certain candour which was a little lacking from Formosa after August 23.”
“To be candid – and oh, Louisa, candour is a rare thing among women when it comes to talking of the men – I believe I'd rather be cooking Peter's meals and dusting his home.”
“Then we soon took it; but in candour I should state that the breaches were rendered more practicable than when first stormed, the defences destroyed, and the enemy's means of defence diminished.”
“Not even our candour, which is immense, permits us to reprint the slogan the manufacturer has adopted for his poster: those who go prowling on Hudson Street may see it for themselves.”
“It was the second time that they had met under strange circumstances; yet now as before the sense of her candour was his ruling thought.”
“I believe that my candour was a surprise; perhaps it seemed a defiance.”
“And now the experience of more than twenty years leaves little room to doubt but that it is a state, of things the most favourable to mutual candour, which is of great importance to domestic peace and good neighbourhood and to the cause of all truth, religious truth least of all excepted.”
“Charity as she bears the present prejudices, or judges of the future state of men, is called candour, as opposed to censorious judging.”
A Charity Sermon. First Delivered in Salisbury, July 28; And Afterwards in Other Places in Rowan, and the Counties Adjoining; Particularly at Sugar's Creek, in Mecklenburg County, at the Opening of the Synod of the Carolinas, October 2: And Last, at the Meeting of the Hon. the General Assembly of North Carolina in Fayetteville, December, 1793. By the Rev. Samuel E. M'Corkle, D. D. Pastor of the Church at Thyatira and Salisbury in Rowan County, North-Carolina
“Personally, I will miss him, for I can recall his candour and grace during our several conversations and his intense interest in the first Carifesta staged in Guyana, in 1972," Green said.”
“There are more varieties of these hounds than I can here enumerate; but all possess a larger development of brain than the greyhound; their nose is broader, as well as their jaws; their ears are large and hanging; their tail is raised and truncated, and they have a firm, bold, and erect gait, an appearance of strength, independence, and (if I may be allowed to use the expression) candour, which is vainly looked for in other dogs.”
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words collected reading Heart of Darkness
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