Usage examples for forthright

  1. 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
  2. He made up his mind that forthright frankness would serve his purpose best. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  3. " I reckon I'll have to be going," he said, and forthright departed. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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)
  7. The situation calls for prompt and forthright action. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  8. Noble Hesperian dragon, I call you courageous and forthright. – Erotica Romana by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  9. His tone was offensive, but at least it was forthright. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  10. How different was this blurted, forthright account from the smooth, polished presentation of a Hugo Gearey! – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  11. 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
  12. She was too forthright and had too good memory to succeed. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  13. 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