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Usage examples for forthright

  1. He would smother within himself that passion which in forthright men is so prone to burst into violence. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. Noble Hesperian dragon, I call you courageous and forthright – Erotica Romana by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  3. His tone was offensive, but at least it was forthright – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  4. Therewith Abu al- Hasan cried out at him and said, " O dog of the sons of Barmak, go down forthright thou and the chief of the city police, to such a place in such a street and deliver an hundred dinars of gold to the mother of Abu al- Hasan the Wag and bear her my salutations. – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  5. Now, coming out of many loudspeakers and echoing hollowly from cliffs, it was the same voice but with an intonation that was persuasive and forthright – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  6. On his last visit to Santa Fe he had shown it so actively that only his wits and forthright courage had let him get out of the city with his life. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  7. He launched forthright into arraignment of his enemies with sledge- blows of denunciation untempered by any concession to time, place or condition, and though scowls grew vindictively black about him, he knew that he was holding his audience. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  8. He made up his mind that forthright frankness would serve his purpose best. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  9. How different was this blurted, forthright account from the smooth, polished presentation of a Hugo Gearey! – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  10. She was too forthright and had too good memory to succeed. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  11. Her bearing was one of command, her voice as rich as an English horn, and her manner forthright – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  12. The situation calls for prompt and forthright action. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  13. No natural force propels it, and the inference is forthright and inevitable that it is artificially helped to its end. – Is Mars Habitable? by Alfred Russel Wallace
  14. " I reckon I'll have to be going," he said, and forthright departed. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  15. Commend me to the forthright methods of seventeenth century advertisement! – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  16. When King Shehriyar heard his brother's words he rejoiced with an exceeding joy and arising forthright went in to his wife Shehrzad and gave her to know of that which his brother purposed, to wit, that he sought her sister Dinarzad in marriage; whereupon, " O king of the age," answered she, " we seek of him one condition, to wit, that he take up his abode with us, for that I cannot brook to be parted from my sister an hour, because we were brought up together and may not brook severance from each other. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  17. And when she lifted a keen cry and clave Forthright the gathering horror of the place, Mad with her love and pity, a dark wave Of clapping shadows swept about her face, And beat her back, and when she gained her breath, Athwart an awful vale a grizzled steam Was rising from a mute and murky stream, As cold and cavernous as the eye of death. – Alcyone by Archibald Lampman
  18. When the king heard this, he said, " This proof sufficeth me," and rising forthright in the night, bade bring the youth and the Eunuch. – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  19. Once, long since, I thought To be a poet, and shape words, and mould A poem like an elephant, huge, sublime, To front oblivion; and because I failed, And all my rhymes were gawky, shambling camels, Or else obscene, blue- buttocked apes, I'm doomed To lackey it for things such as I've made, Till one of them crunches my backbone with his teeth, Or knocks my wind out with a forthright kick Clean in the midriff, crumpling up in death The hunched and stunted body that was me- John, the apostle of the Perfect Form! – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
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