Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a frank, candid disposition.

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Examples

  • After what I have said, I dare say you well remember the heroine of my little tale: for Justine was a great favourite of your's; and I recollect you once remarked, that if you were in an ill humour, one glance from Justine could dissipate it, for the same reason that Ariosto gives concerning the beauty of Angelica — she looked so frank-hearted and happy.

    Chapter 5

  • Justine, you may remember, was a great favourite of yours; and I recollect you once remarked, that if you were in an ill humour, one glance from Justine could dissipate it, for the same reason that Ariosto gives concerning the beauty of Angelica she looked so frank-hearted and happy.

    Chapter 6

  • Had the question been asked in that enchanted hall in fairyland, where all interrogations must be answered with absolute sincerity, Darsie had certainly replied, that he took her for the most frank-hearted and ultra-liberal lass that had ever lived since Mother Eve eat the pippin without paring.

    Redgauntlet

  • There are two or three affairs of intricacy that he is engaged in, and par-ticularly one, that hangs in suspense; and he would not be fond, I believe, of mentioning it, till he can do it with certainty: but else, ladies, there is not a more frank-hearted man in the world, than your brother.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Can you imagine that your frank-hearted Harriet, who hides not from her friends her own faults, should conceal yours?

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I never knew a real soldier that was not a frank-hearted, honest fellow; and I think the execution of the laws

    Old Mortality

  • After what I have said, I dare say you well remember the heroine of my little tale: for Justine was a great favourite of yours; and I recollect you once remarked, that if you were in an ill humour, one glance from Justine could dissipate it, for the same reason that Ariosto gives concerning the beauty of Angelica1—she looked so frank-hearted and happy.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • Akakiy Akakievitch, although somewhat confused, was frank-hearted, and could not refrain from rejoicing when he saw how they praised his cloak.

    The Cloak

  • One of these was the son of a country-curate; he was a generous, frank-hearted youth, with an ardent love of knowledge, and no mean acquirements.

    The Last Man

  • He was upright, frank-hearted, open-minded, and bright; and "Jesus beholding him, loved him."

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays

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