Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a sincere heart; without guile or duplicity; of a frank disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Frank; sincere; artless.

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  • adjective frank; sincere; artless

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Examples

  • All nobly sincere, and plain-hearted, have I heard Miss Clarissa Harlowe is: above art, above disguise; neither the coquette, nor the prude! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • God, -- which we do what lieth in us when we present it not unto him in our prayers, -- but use a full, plain-hearted, open liberty with him:

    Pneumatologia

  • We are both motherless; but that aunt -- that mild, plain-hearted, observing aunt, has given you the victory.

    The Spy

  • All nobly sincere, and plain-hearted, have I heard Miss Clarissa Harlowe is: above art, above disguise; neither the coquette, nor the prude!

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 7

  • Those shall not want who with quietness work and mind their own business; plain-hearted Jacob has pottage enough, when Esau, the cunning hunter, is ready to perish for hunger.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • Your seemingly serious reflections upon that part of my plain-hearted confession of faith, which rendereth a reason of my freedom to communicate with those of the saints and faithful who differ from me about water baptism; I have read and considered, and have weighed them so well as my rank and abilities will admit me to do.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Now, I say, if the Christian is so simple and plain-hearted with God, in the days of his imperfection, when he is accompanied with many infirmities and temptations; how freely will he confess and acknowledge his miscarriages, when he comes before his Lord and Saviour; absolutely stript of all temptation and imperfection.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • #iJ+Sh T+uoM%, Gen.xxv. 27, which we have rendered, "a plain man;" that is, plain-hearted, without guile, -- as Christ speaks of

    The Sermons of John Owen

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