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Usage examples for unvarnished

  1. Have no reservations; give him, as near as you can, a plain, unvarnished statement of the symptoms of the disease. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. What we are concerned with is the story of the prophet's life, which has been told with the utmost frankness and simplicity; a more unvarnished tale it would be difficult to find, or one which bears more the stamp of truth upon its every line. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  3. It wants facts stated in plain, unvarnished unadorned language. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  4. In Mrs. Climenson's " Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Lybbe Powys," we hear of a bundle of papers at Hardwick House, near Whitchurch, Oxon, which bears the unvarnished title " Dick's Debts." – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  5. Listen while I relate a " plain, unvarnished tale." – Doesticks, What He Says by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  6. I was thinking of other matters, but before the evening came to an end I had heard, in plain unvarnished recital, stories which began to make the spirit of the vendetta comprehensible. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  7. She flushed prettily; she, Gloria Gaynor, flushed up because Mark King said in blunt, unvarnished fashion: " I like you very much." – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  8. To every one who reads the gospel narratives in the exercise of his sober judgment, it is manifest that they are intended to be plain unvarnished statements of facts. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  9. This indeed was a new side of Monsieur de St. Gre, and I reflected rather ruefully upon the unvarnished truth of what Mr. Wharton had told me,- ay, and what Colonel Clark had emphasized long before. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. That was the earliest account- bald, simple, unvarnished – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  11. Which was plain unvarnished truth. – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
  12. The actual and unvarnished truth in the matter shall now be made known. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  13. They bear the impress of truth, sincere if unvarnished – In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson
  14. But now, now the terrible unvarnished truth was there: everything people otherwise call " happiness" in this world is nothing compared to a child's kiss, to its smile, to its nestling in its mother's lap. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  15. It is the light of truth which the slaveholder cannot endure; a plain unvarnished tale of what slavery is, he considers a libel upon himself. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  16. There is a type of man who is quite incapable of telling the plain, unvarnished truth. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  17. But don't dream of acting, you know; go in for being yourself, pure and simple,- plain, unvarnished Plantagenet Potts,- and I venture to say you will take London by storm. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  18. Yet as I am still spared to toil on a little longer in the great field so white to harvest, praying the Lord of the harvest to arm and send forth more laborers, because they are too few, I ask an indulgent public to allow my deep and abiding sympathies for the oppressed and sorrowing of every nation, class, or color, to plead my excuse for sending forth simple, unvarnished facts and experiences, hoping they may increase an aspiration for the active doing, instead of saying what ought to be done, with excusing self for want of ability, when it is to be found in Him who is saying, " My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is perfect in weakness." – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  19. Sewall, meanwhile, was also writing letters " to the folks back East," and the opinions he expressed about the Bad Lands were plain and unvarnished – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
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