Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of honest: more honest

Etymologies

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honest +‎ -er

Examples

  • In honester times that auditor would be lying in a ditch, after a proper tarring and feathering.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Hostage Crisis

  • It's a simpler, honester conservatism than Buchanan's, from what I've heard and read.

    Ron Paul Says Obama Shouldn't Be Condemned Over Flag-Pin Flap

  • I loved the Cock of Capperlaw; the Kerrs had not an honester man in their clan, and they have had men that might have been a pattern to the Border — men that would not have lifted under twenty cows at once, and would have held themselves dishonoured if they had taken a drift of sheep, or the like, but always managed their raids in full credit and honour. —

    The Abbot

  • To tell the truth, miss, I thought Mr. Rosmer was an honester man than that.

    Rosmersholm

  • If a man deal with another upon conditions, the start or first performance is all; which a man cannot reasonably demand, except either the nature of the thing be such, which must go before; or else a man can persuade the other party, that he shall still need him in some other thing; or else that he be counted the honester man.

    The Essays

  • If the amendment of manners be aimed at, look into Italy and Spain, whether those places be one scruple the better, the honester, the wiser, the chaster, since all the inquisitional rigour that hath been executed upon books.

    Areopagitica

  • Good cause had Vulcan to do as he did, for she was no honester than she should be.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Encouraged by such promises (and the project being an honester one than ever Sir Hargrave, or either of the other two, had sought to engage me in)

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • The philosopher himself has lost the love of truth, and the soldier, who is of a simpler and honester nature, rules in his stead.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • “He paid what he ought and what he bought, Mr. Galbraith,” said the Bailie, “and was an honester man than ever stude on your shanks.”

    Rob Roy

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