Usage examples for barefaced

  1. " It's a barefaced robbery, I have been forced into it," said Amos, in a rage. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  2. You- all don't do anything else- except Mr. Ravenel; he approves them barefaced." – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  3. It was barefaced robbery, of course, but he had not the inclination to stick at trifles. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  4. The bird charged the dog with an act of barefaced robbery, but it was in vain to speak, for the dog said he had found forged letters on the sausage, on which account its life was forfeited to him. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  5. Inspector, he said, I give this man in charge for a barefaced attempt at blackmailing me. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  6. These accounts were given in such a serious manner, the details were so minute, and they had altogether so much the appearance of truth, that many of my friends and relations in the country were exceedingly alarmed, not having any idea that the editor of a respectable newspaper would have the impudence to put forth such barefaced falsehoods. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  7. I found nothing in him but a barefaced monk, although others looked for a prodigy. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  8. Such a barefaced, impudent, obvious lie, that there was no possibility of covering it up, and the whole country talked of it. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  9. Not only barefaced, impudent, immorality of all kinds, but often professed infidelity and atheism. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  10. Yet, on occasion he used them in such a barefaced manner as to puzzle the beginner in composition. – Johann Sebastian Bach by Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry
  11. In spite of the distrust which she aroused, she might be an interesting mistress, making up for her barefaced vices by her good grace, but she was no longer the non- existent, the chimera raised in a moment of uncertainty. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  12. Whistler vigorously controverted this version as a " barefaced falsehood." – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  13. Had he thought her some barefaced impostor, she wondered? – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  14. She was enlightened, however, as to the barefaced iniquity of the offer, when she heard De Bethune's indignant. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  15. The woman also moved instinctively to do the same, but then she seemed to consciously stop herself and with an obvious attempt at restraint she walked on, barefaced, past the courtyard and into the garden beyond. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. But even Abdul Ali, with a pouch of paper money in his hand, was not quite so barefaced as to bribe the Ichwan publicly. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  17. And then began the notes again; while now that I think of it all, it seems perfectly wonderful that we were not found out, over and over and over again, for Achille grew so terribly barefaced- I mean in his ways, for of course he did not remove his beautiful beard. – A Fluttered Dovecote by George Manville Fenn
  18. Makanda had been badly treated by his other sons, who, after the fashion in such cases, had begun to despoil him of his property in the most barefaced manner. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  19. Indeed I hardly think she is worth keeping after this barefaced desertion. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  20. But otherwise if he saw her barefaced before him; for eyesight is destructive to mind- sight if it precede it. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett