He kicked himself mentally for not thinking before he made any sort of pact with the Watcher, even one that seemed so straightforward, until he met his target and realized she was an innocent caught in the crossfire.
Still, any advice from Katie would be straightforward, and that was definitely a plus.
She was genuine, straightforward, and sweet.
Dean started slowly and she answered in a straightforward manner, her voice becoming stronger as she proceeded.
Yet the natural or physical theology of the philosophers - in contrast to mere myths or mere statecraft - seems a straightforward effort to reach faith in God on grounds of scientific reason.
Therefore mackerel generally swim in a straightforward direction, deviating sidewards only when compelled, and rarely turning about in the same spot.
His narrative of the years 353-378 (all that now remains) is honest and straightforward, but his diction is awkward and obscure.
His writings are exceedingly voluminous, and his style is clear and straightforward, though undeniably prolix.
This alone should acquit him of any base motive; his conduct was "throughout open and straightforward" (Stubbs).
It moves straightforward upon a well-defined path.
He wrote himself a history of Alexander's campaigns, distinguished by its straightforward honesty and sobriety.
From the sublimity of Thucydides, and Xenophon's straightforward story, history passed with Theopompus and Ephorus into the field of rhetoric. A revival of the scientific instinct of investigation is discernable in Timaeus the Sicilian, at the end of the 4th century, but his attack upon his predecessors was the text of a more crushing attack upon himself by Polybius, who declares him lacking in critical insight and biased by passion.
He knew his stubborn will and straightforward hasty temper.