Usage examples for straightforward

  1. It is an ingenious plot, admirably worked up, and told so straightforward as to be wholly pleasing. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Look at the expression of her face, and I think you will perceive that nothing but a very straightforward pull could induce her to approach at all. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  3. She was very straightforward but he could see that if she was too modest to be bold, she was much too simple to be shy. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  4. But if the Lord does not know, then the straightforward thing is to say, I do not know." – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  5. It required no little practical experience to form an adequate estimate of Mr. Subtle's skill in the management of a cause; for he did everything with such a smiling, careless, unconcerned air, equally in the great pinch and strain of a case, as in the pettiest details, that you would be apt to suspect that none but the easiest and most straightforward cases fell to his lot! – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  6. " You would, I am sure, prefer," he said, " that I gave you a perfectly straightforward answer to that question. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. Edward, you see, can do anything pretty nearly, and yet can't get a straightforward living. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  8. Then Miss Seymour's straightforward speech to Miss Archer came back to her. – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  9. The unusual delicacy of it for an Indian, the straightforward declaration implied in it and the pathetic conclusion, would have greatly flattered her self- esteem, even if it had not touched her heart. – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. Madame de Rueille was too straightforward to be able to deny the fact. – Bijou by Gyp
  11. How could they tell, these plain, ignorant men who had always wanted straightforward facts? – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  12. In both, the emotion is perfectly simple and straightforward – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow
  13. He was a straightforward unselfish man, absolutely given up to his principles and his party. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  14. The equity of the case was simple and straightforward enough; the law was quite another matter. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  15. Her hesitation in uttering this final sentence- a sentence all the more marked because naturally, she was a very straightforward person- awoke my doubt and caused me to ask myself what she meant by this word " secure." – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  16. And as the straightforward Isa said, Oh! – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  17. On this delicious pressure, light as it was, he raised his full brown eye, and gave her such a straightforward look of manly admiration and pleasure that she blushed faintly and drew back a little in her turn. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. It seems like a straightforward and easy way of expressing one's opinion. – In Times Like These by Nellie L. McClung
  19. " If I ask you a few straightforward questions about Miss Lucy Graham, madam," he said. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  20. " I never told you you should lie," said Tom with straightforward simplicity, " and I admit I forgot about the cabins. – Tom Slade at Black Lake by Percy Keese Fitzhugh