Definitions

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  • adj. superlative form of straight: most straight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Superlative of straight.
  • n. Specifically, in spherics, a great circle, the analogue of the straight, being unbounded but determined by any two points not opposites.

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Examples

  • And to him like a bird uncaged I flew in straightest line:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Of these 350 we have selected 50 which are the tallest and straightest, that is, 20 inches and over.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943

  • I think the book that has stuck with me the longest is "Player Piano," even though I haven't read it in many years and it is, in many ways, the "straightest" of his books.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • And if Cleek had been like the generality of people, and hadn't known that some of the best and "straightest" men in the world have been afflicted in this manner, and some of the worst and "crookedest" could look you straight in the eyes without turning a hair, he might have taken this for a bad sign.

    Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces

  • Nidderdale had suggested that the "straightest" thing would be to go direct to the

    The Duke's Children

  • 'Green Ants', the album's opening track is probably the 'straightest' thing here - a kind of introduction to the themes of the record I guess, with Mazurek and Taylor both letting rip

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • < i > always find time before work to spend half-an-hour of immersion, under that splendid roof, in the clearest and tenderest, the very cleanest and "straightest," as it masters our envious credulity, of all storied fresco-worlds?

    Italian Hours

  • "straightest" men in the world had been afflicted in this manner, and some of the worst and "crookedest" could look you straight in the eyes without turning a hair, he might have taken this for a bad sign.

    Cleek, the Master Detective

  • 'straightest' material that happens to be nice to gays, rather than doing anything to recognize the work of actual gay cartoonists, wrote Christopher Butcher at Comics212.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 'straightest' route we had taken so far, miles upon miles of roads stretched out before us, a corner was very rarely encountered …

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

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