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  • adj. superlative form of honest: most honest.


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  • Old man Jacob Gideon, received the boy Thomas from the Orphans 'Court, a bound apprentice, and reared him to manhood; and if still living, doubtless, yet thinks that Thomas is the "honestest" man he ever saw.

    An Apology for African Methodism

  • "The 'honestest' playing in all the world; not the political game, not the money game, not anything called manly sport, just a day off with my boys, being a boy again.

    Michael O'Halloran

  • Poland, he is the best servitor, and the honestest fellow, saith

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The Company was in a highly flourishing condition, as you may suppose, when one of its directors, who at the same time was one of the honestest men alive, thought it was his duty to live in the splendour in which we now behold him.

    The Newcomes

  • Montaigne is the frankest and honestest of all writers.

    Representative Men

  • Madam, said I, they are the honestest, the lovingest, and the most conscientious couple breathing.


  • My dear, said my master, receive the compliment of one of the honestest hearts in England, that always revered your virtues! — and the good man saluted me with great respect, and said, God in Heaven bless you both! and kneeled on one knee.


  • Why, and please your honour, said I, I mean one of the honestest things in the world.


  • This John, that I took to be the honestest of men; that you took for the same; that was always praising you to me, and me to you, and for nothing so much as for our honest hearts; this very fellow was all the while a vile hypocrite, and a perfidious wretch, and helping to carry on my ruin.


  • My friend Crocky Doyle was liked everywhere, and deemed to be rather impetuous — but the honestest fellow.

    Vanity Fair


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