Usage examples for directness

  1. His subjects are drawn generally from scenes relating to North Hungarian peasant life, and are told with a directness that makes the action move along rapidly. – Heathen Master Filcsik by Kálmán Mikszáth
  2. Richard replied to the telegram with characteristic directness: Delighted to be in at the fight. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. He recalled the earnest frown between her brows, the simple directness of her duty as she saw it and told it to him. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  4. I have danced only once this week, said Letitia Cockrell, with her usual bland directness. – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess
  5. Directness was his strong point. – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  6. Then, if thee is not tired, I will give thee a little job with me in the kitchen, said the old lady with a kindly directness which left no room for awkwardness on the new- comer's part. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  7. You prefer directness and sincerity. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  8. He glanced around our circle, then began with the simple directness that gave him a dignity peculiarly his own. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  9. Mariana was not a child, but she was like a child in the directness and simplicity of her feelings. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  10. She caught his meaning, and her cool gray eyes met his with their uncompromising directness. – Mrs. Dud's Sister by Josephine Daskam
  11. Each time I saw her I was impressed more and more with the strength of her character and the clearness and directness of her mind. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  12. She did not waste words, but there was in her little note an honest directness that left Harvey helpless to reply. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  13. He should give himself to the more agreeable and blessed work of imparting the living truth of the Gospel in all directness and simplicity. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  14. He suddenly realized that the man's eyes were meeting his squarely, with a bold and insolent directness. – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
  15. To their delight, however, they saw her footprints on the edge of the creek, proving that she had gone home with the directness of one who felt remorse for wandering from the straight path. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  16. Then he took off his hat, and held out his hand, saying with just his mother's simple directness: I am David; and this is Christie Devon, I know. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  17. For an instant she studied him with a directness of gaze which I would have found disconcerting. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  18. As for the qualities of his poetry, they are its directness and its natural grace. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  19. " Joe," said John, with perfect decision and directness, " I have a favour to ask of you." – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  20. But Mary, standing in his way, was regarding him with a sudden directness he had no wish to reciprocate. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison