Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plainness or bluntness of speech; candor; frankness.
“If we work together to advance common values and common interests, and sidestep propaganda in the name of plain-speaking, Ukraine can still revive its democracy and assure its place in Europe and in the world's community of democracies.”
“If we work together to advance common values and common interests, and to sidestep propaganda in the name of plain-speaking, Ukraine can still revive its democracy and assure its place in Europe and in the world's community of democracies.”
“While those skills made LaHood an attractive Cabinet choice, he has become better known as a plain-speaking advocate for safer driving and job-creating transportation projects.”
“And everyone who matters is with him on this because "Eight Pints", as he is known here, doesn't embarrass easily – if at all – and has always been heroically plain-speaking.”
“Lord Falconer said, We expect that with Simon and His Highness, both known for their plain-speaking, sparks will fly!”
“It's the hard-working, plain-speaking folks who share a love for their city and a determination to keep it strong.”
“A Nascar rally would be classic Sarah Palin territory: had she strutted on stage in her Levis, toting her hunting rifle, she would have been emphatically cheered as a strong, plain-speaking, all-American woman.”
“Repeatedly pressed to say in the Commons if Werritty had received cash from clients due to his access to Fox, the normally plain-speaking defence secretary said: "When it comes to the pecuniary interests of Mr Werritty in those conferences, I am absolutely confident that he was not dependent on any transactional behaviour to maintain his income.”
“He starts on a dangerously comic note, portraying the Soviet leader as a stubby, plain-speaking figure with a limp and a soft rural accent.”
“It carries the sense of old values, of a place where a man can rise by the strength of dreams and character, where his word is his most valuable possession, where everyone is equal in dignity and worth, where plain-speaking and directness are essential values, and friendships endure for life.”
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