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  • Frankly, honestly.


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  • I'd like to say that I found in this season of epiphany the time to offer a quiet apology to Eli, but to be honest the days were made up of Presidential Fitness Tests and Smear the Queer and the accidental grazing of Marcia Donnely's left boob, one of only two actual boobs in our class (Marcia Donnely's right being the other).

    Land of the Blind

  • She could think of no other way to account for Tick-Tock’s spooked behavior — nor, to be honest about it, for the manner her own nerves were acting up without visible cause this morning.

    The Complete Federation Of The Hub

  • She’s a terrible showoff, and to be honest again, I think that Reverend Wise may have his hands fuller than he thought.


  • The common sailors were suspicious of them, but Dubenko believed them to be honest in their desire to aid Russia.

    Six Red Months in Russia: An Observer's Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship

  • But to be honest I really didn�t have much more than that left to lose.

    Automotive Headlines

  • Then, without error, and repeating it one time in a different key, she played and sang “Heppy Bersday,” smiling at me all the while, with nothing, I have to be honest and admit, but a look of love.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • Of course, these are familiar attributes of the Orientalists 'breed, some of whom have at least had the courage to be honest in their active denigration of Islamic, as well as other non-European peoples.

    Orientalism: An Exchange

  • Mrs. Lambertsen was an intelligent, reasonable person, bending over backward to be honest in her testimony.



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