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honest Sentence Examples

  • His honest answer silenced her.

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  • He deserved an honest answer about her response.

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  • Mr. Catlin at the bank says he's as honest as they come.

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  • He said he felt bad about it, but conceded that Tessa had been less than honest with him on more than one occasion.

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  • "At least you're honest about something," he replied.

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  • He didn't think he'd ever met a human or Guardian as honest as this one.

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  • "One more question, Count," he said, "which I beg you to answer in all sincerity--not as a future Mason but as an honest man: have you renounced your former convictions--do you believe in God?"

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  • She was honest about wanting to help him and about how she felt.

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  • And I can spill my guts, honest to God, I can!

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  • Deidre did as he said and fed long, prepared to put up an honest fight this time.

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  • He is an honest and very punctilious German.

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  • For the first time in their relationship, he'd been completely honest with her.

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  • To be honest, I don't like the idea of a murder going unanswered.

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  • To be perfectly honest, at that point, I didn't want to.

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  • To be honest, she hadn't given it much thought or effort.

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  • I'd be less than honest if I said the security Josh can offer wasn't tempting - that and the idea of having an instant family.

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  • Handing out compliments seemed to be out of character for him, but hadn't he always been honest and direct?

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  • That's God's honest truth.

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  • Much satisfaction was shown in Europe at the fall of President Celman, for investors had suffered heavily by the way in which the resources of Argentina had been dissipated by that the uprising of public opinion against his financial methods signified a more honest conduct of the national affairs in the future.

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  • The numbers are blocked, honest to God!

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  • The statement was simple and honest, and somehow it made her feel better.

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  • At least you're honest about it.

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  • I ask you a question, you answer with the honest truth.

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  • "Ask any honest woman who she'd rather sleep with," slurred Ginger, "a jock or a PhD."

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  • He wasn't entirely honest with Gerald, though.

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  • She couldn't remember the last time she'd been so honest or embarrassed, and in front of a complete stranger!

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  • To be honest, I didn't even take time to think seriously about it.

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  • And he's very honest, that's the chief thing.

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  • Oh, would that men would leave the city, its splendour and its tumult and its gold, and return to wood and field and simple, honest living!

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  • More recent studies have served to produce a fairer and more honest opinion of Leo X.

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  • "He is a very, very nice, honest, and pleasant fellow," answered Boris.

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  • On the day appointed, forty gray- bearded, honest old men stood before the caliph.

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  • She was the most honest and virtuous woman that he had ever met.

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  • Whatever the case, they were either honest or meant to give her joy.

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  • Infuriated, the king disowns the honest daughter and gives the kingdom to the two deceptive daughters.

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  • There was a caliph of Persia whose name was Al Mamoun. He had two sons whom he wished to become honest and noble men.

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  • Somehow, you two have to be honest with one another, regardless of the outcome.

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  • Honest, I just need to take care of some things and I really need some sleep.

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  • Capponi resigned in October 1848, and Leopold reluctantly consented to a democratic ministry led by Guerrazzi and Montanelli, the former a very ambitious and unscrupulous man, the latter honest but fantastic. Following the Roman example, a constituent assembly was demanded to vote on union with Rome and eventually with the rest of Italy.

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  • This is the first time we've had an honest discussion in about a million years.

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  • Cromwell himself was no ascetic and saw no harm in honest sport.

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  • "So honest, so pure," he said.

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  • I'm being honest, and you know it.

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  • If Alex was interested in Lori, Josh had no right to insist he make an honest woman of Carmen.

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  • That's right - nothing but honest work.

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  • She laughed, but ended the conversation It was the closest they'd ever come to an honest discussion.

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  • Christie, on the other hand, in possession of later sources of information, and with more honest purpose, did much to rehabilitate him.

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  • And they actually say he is not honest and takes bribes.

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  • Anatole is no genius, but he is an honest, goodhearted lad; an excellent son or kinsman.

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  • She couldn't help thinking it was the first truly honest exchange they'd ever had – and the timing was the worst it could possibly be.

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  • An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest.

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  • To be honest, thinking about the responsibility of making those decisions was overwhelming at times.

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  • "Be he what he may" (they always began like that), "he is an honest, practical man and we have nobody better.

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  • Fred's life was a mystery in some respects but he was honest and his report of Cynthia after Shipton's fall was certainly not a fabrication.

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  • It's a shame for a soldier to steal; a soldier must be honest, honorable, and brave, but if he robs his fellows there is no honor in him, he's a scoundrel.

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  • Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom's sake, and really left the village behind, I was ready to greet with--"Welcome, Englishmen! welcome, Englishmen!" for I had had communication with that race.

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  • His kind, honest eyes, with the tears rising in them when she herself had begun to cry as she spoke of her loss, did not leave her memory.

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  • "And who may you be?" one of them suddenly asked Pierre, evidently meaning what Pierre himself had in mind, namely: "If you want to eat we'll give you some food, only let us know whether you are an honest man."

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  • I sometimes despair of getting anything quite simple and honest done in this world by the help of men.

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  • Maybe he was afraid she would insist he make an honest woman of her.

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  • humanity, good life, equal and honest dealing with men of different opinion," Cromwell thought, would convert the whole island to Protestantism.

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  • They coin money in honest and accurate measures and allow this money to trade freely on open markets.

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  • If you'd make an honest woman out of Lori, you wouldn't have to worry about all this.

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  • All that is young and honest is crushed!

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  • Dean knew if he were honest with himself he'd admit he was tickled pink during those few hours that it appeared Jeffrey Byrne's body had been found.

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  • If you're an honest, law-abiding guy, like everyone says Jeffrey Byrne was or is, why don't you just turn it in to the closest police station?

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  • If I couldn't be honest with her, there was no one I could trust.

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  • If Dean had been entirely honest with himself, he would have admitted he considered Ethel Rosewater a social-climbing, ambu­lance-chasing bitch.

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  • I have had many dog friends--huge mastiffs, soft-eyed spaniels, wood-wise setters and honest, homely bull terriers.

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  • I'm just being honest.

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  • She owed it to him to be honest.

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  • His general administration seems to have been thoroughly honest and able, in some respects beneficent.

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  • My whole idea is that if vicious people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same.

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  • Not because someone will take a hairbrush to your backside if you're not honest, but because.

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  • The point of enduring interest as regards the Andamans is the penal system, the object of which is to turn the life-sentence and few long-sentence convicts, who alone are sent to the settlement, into honest, self-respecting men and women, by leading them along a continuous course of practice in self-help and self-restraint, and by offering them every inducement to take advantage of that practice.

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  • The fulness and accuracy of the text, combined with the neat beauty of its coloured plates, have gone far to promote the study of ornithology in Germany, and while essentially a popular work, since it is suited to the comprehension of all readers, it is throughout written with a simple dignity that commends it to the serious and scientific. Its twelfth and last volume was published in 1844 - by no means too long a period for so arduous and honest a performance, and a supplement was begun in 1847; but, the editor - or author as he may be fairly called - dying in 1857, this continuation was finished in 1860 by the joint efforts of J.

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  • Moreover, it veiled the honest attempts that were making both in France and Germany to find real grounds for establishing an improved state of things, and consequently the labours of De Blainville, Etienne, Geoffroy St-Hilaire and L'Herminier, of Merrem, Johannes Muller and Nitzsch-to say nothing of others-were almost wholly unknown on this side of the Channel, and even the value of the investigations of British ornithotomists of high merit, such as Macartney and Pvlacgillivray, was almost completely overlooked.

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  • Gladstone resigned office, in order, as he announced in the debate on the address, to form " not only an honest, but likewise an independent and an unsuspected judgment," on the plan to be submitted by the government with respect to Maynooth.

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  • Further, he not only created a style of his own, but, instead of taking the substance of his writings from Greek poetry, or from a remote past, he treated of the familiar matters of daily life, of the politics, the wars, the administration of justice, the eating and drinking, the money-making and money-spending, the scandals and vices, which made up the public and private life of Rome in the last quarter of the and century B.C. This he did in a singularly frank, independent and courageous spirit, with no private ambition to serve, or party cause to advance, but with an honest desire to expose the iniquity or incompetence of the governing body, the sordid aims of the middle class, and the corruption and venality of the city mob.

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  • On both sides in Mexico there was an element consisting of honest doctrinaires; but rival military leaders exploited the struggles in their own interest, sometimes taking each side successively; and the instability was intensified by the extreme poverty of the peasantry, which made the soldiery reluctant to return to civil life, by the absence of a regular middle class, and by the concentration of wealth in a few hands, so that a revolutionary chief was generally sure both of money and of men.

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  • But though his natural defects of intellect and will-power were not improved by the pedantic tutoring to which he was submitted, he grew up pious, honest and well-meaning; and had fate cast him in any but the most stormy times of his country's history he might well have left the reputation of a model king.

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  • His spies were naturally doubtful characters, because the profession does not attract honest men; morality of methods can no more be expected from counterplotters than from plotters; and the prevalence of political or religious assassination made counterplot a necessity in the interests of the state.

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  • John James Ruskin, a typical Scot, of remarkable energy, probity and foresight, built up a great business, paid off his father's debts, formed near London a most hospitable and cultured home, where he maintained his taste for literature and art, and lived and died, as his son proudly wrote upon his tomb, "an entirely honest merchant."

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  • On the 28th of May 1572 a demand from both houses of parliament for her execution as well as Norfolk's was generously rejected by Elizabeth; but after the punishment of the traitorous pretender to her hand, on whom she had lavished many eloquent letters of affectionate protestation, !she fell into "a passion of sickness" which convinced her honest keeper of her genuine grief for the ducal caitiff.

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  • The council of bishops who met at Rakka in the summer of 818 to choose a successor to Cyriacus had great difficulty in finding a worthy occupant of the patriarchal chair, but finally agreed on the election of Dionysius, hitherto known only as an honest monk who devoted himself to historical studies.

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  • Justinian's selections were usually capable, but not so often honest; probably it was hard to find thoroughly upright officials; possibly they would not have been most serviceable in carrying out the imperial will, and especially in replenishing the imperial treasury.

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  • The negotiations for the Leicester marriage were prolonged till March 1565, when Elizabeth had let slip on Mary Henry Darnley (the young son of Lennox, who himself had been allowed to return to Scotland), and at the same time made it clear that she had never been honest in offering Leicester.

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  • When they were baffled, the Sadducees, to whose party the chief priests belonged, sought in vain to pose Him with a problem as to the resurrection of the dead; and after that a more honest scribe confessed the truth of His teaching as to the supremacy of love to God and man over all the sacrificial worship of the Temple, and was told in reply that he was not far from the kingdom of God.

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  • For, though that celebrated personage would have liked to be called, not " sophist " but " political philosopher," and tried to fasten the name of " sophist " upon his opponents the Socratics, it is clear from his own statement that he was commonly ranked with the sophists, and that he had no claim, except on the score of superior popularity and success, to be dissociated from the other teachers of political rhetoric. It is true that he was not a political sophist of the vulgar type, that as a theorist he was honest and patriotic, and that, in addition to his fame as a teacher, he had a distinct reputation as a man of letters; but he was a professor of political rhetoric, and, as such, in the phraseology of the day, a sophist.

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  • But when men set themselves to cultivate skill in disputation, regarding the matter discussed not as a serious issue, but as a thesis upon which to practise their powers of controversy, they learn to pursue, not truth, but victory; and, their criterion of excellence having been thus perverted, they presently prefer ingenious fallacy to solid reasoning and the applause of bystanders to the consciousness of honest effort.

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  • First, he sought to acquire the substance, though not the name, of territorial power, by using the authority of the Mogul emperor for so much as he wished, and for no more; and, secondly, he desired to purify the company's service by prohibiting illicit gains, and at the same time guaranteeing a reasonable remuneration from honest sources.

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  • The third stage in Sir George Grey's scheme contemplated the enforced emigration of released convicts, whom the discipline of separation and public works was supposed to have purged and purified, and who would have better hopes of entering on a new career of honest industry in a new country than when thrown back among vicious associations at home.

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  • As a matter of fact the diminution in crime was traceable to general causes, such as a general exodus by emigration, the introduction of a poor law and an increase in the facilities for earning an honest livelihood.

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  • Bishop Heber described them as follows: - "The country is burdened with a crowd of lazy, profligate, self-called sawars (cavaliers), who, though many of them are not worth a rupee, conceive it derogatory to their gentility and Pathan blood to apply themselves to any honest industry, and obtain for the most part a precarious livelihood by sponging on the industrious tradesmen and farmers, on whom they levy a sort of blackmail, or as hangers-on to the wealthy and noble families yet remaining in the province.

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  • Under this statute, which, after long remaining inoperative, was amended and again put into force by the Suffragans' Nomination Act of 1888, every archbishop and bishop, being disposed to have a suffragan to assist him, may name two honest and discreet spiritual persons for the crown to give to one of them the title, name, style and dignity of a bishop of any one of twenty-six sees enumerated in the statute, as the crown may think convenient.

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  • To conciliate them the barons allowed the Provisions of Westminster to be enacted in 1259, in which the power of feudal courts Was considerably restricted, and many classes of suit were transferred to the royal tribunals, a sufficient proof that the kings judges did not share in the odium which appertained to their master, and were regarded as honest and impartial.

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  • For above all the world needed peace, in order to recover from the exhaustion of the revolutionary epoch; and this peace, bought at so great a cost, could be preserved only by the honest co-operation of Great Britain in the great international alliance based on the treaties.

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  • estimable young man, honest, amiable, with high ideals.

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  • In associating itself with commerce philosophy behaved just like a young noblewoman who marries a commoner whom she supposes to be an honest man.

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  • read honest hotel reviews.

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  • We're not the most honest bunch either, a third of the survey admit to having called into work to pull a sickie.

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  • Where are the youth of today to look to for inspiration of an honest and decent campaign?

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  • No true Mason scoffs at honest convictions and an ardent zeal in the cause of Truth and Justice.

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  • It 's due to a pure, honest zest for living !

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  • A co-founder should help you be more intellectually honest, a huge saver of time.

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  • An honest organization will make it clear what's a fee and what's a donation, and that donations are voluntary.

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  • Be honest with yourself about your money habits.

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  • Being honest is essential for a strong family, as lies, omissions, and half-truths can cause hurt feelings, miscommunication, and additional problems.

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  • Be honest with yourself and with the people viewing your profile.

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  • Don't call a pair of shoes "Birkenstock-like" in your auction title to try to lure in buyers searching for Birkenstocks.Be honest about any flaws in the products you're selling.

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  • This helps keep sellers honest and lets you know which merchants you might want to avoid.

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  • Whether you are a buyer or seller, follow the rules of good business and be honest and fair in your dealings.

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  • Therefore, when her inheritance was assailed at the beginning of her reign, she fought for it with every weapon an honest woman could employ, and for years she cherished the hope of recovering the lost province of Silesia, conquered by Frederick.

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  • The ceded revenues administered directly by the public debt council have shown remarkable expansion, and may be fairly looked upon as exemplifying what would occur in the general revenues of the empire when good and honest administration and regular payment of officials finally took the place of the carelessness, corruption and irregularity which existed up to the change of regime.

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  • In spite of many errors, especially in Greek history, in which he had to depend upon secondhand information, the work of Baronius stands as an honest attempt to write history, marked with a sincere love of truth.

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  • The men are well known all over Spain and Portugal as hardy, honest and industrious, but for the most part somewhat unskilled, labourers; indeed the word Gallego has come to be almost a synonym in Madrid for a "hewer of wood and drawer of water."

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  • It marks the dawn of a public spirit as represented by the gentry, who, alarmed at the national peril and justly suspicious of the ruling magnates, unhesitatingly placed their destinies in the hands of Hunyadi, the one honest man who by sheer merit had risen within the last ten years from the humble position of a country squire to a leading position in the state.

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  • Officers, commonly called wardens in England, were elected by the members, and their chief function was to supervise the quality of the wares produced, so as to secure good and honest workmanship. Therefore, ordinances were made regulating the hours of labour and the terms of admission to the gild, including apprenticeship. Other ordinances required members to make periodical payments to a common fund, and to participate in certain common religious observances, festivities and pageants.

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  • He tells us with honest and simple pride that when his patron Harley fell out, and Godolphin came in, he for three years held no communication with the former, and seems quite incapable of comprehending the delicacy which would have obliged him to follow Harley's fallen fortunes.

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  • The dangers of conjectural emendation are well known and apparent; large numbers of such emendations have been ill-advised; but in the case of many passages the only alternative for the textual critic who is at once competent and honest is to offer such emendations or to indicate that such passages are corrupt and the means of restoring them lacking.

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  • There is nothing to prevent their contributing to political committees, and the financial methods and the amounts expended by such committees are not made public. But behind all these causes that have led to more honest elections lies the still greater one of a healthier public spirit.

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  • Could he actually be involved in anything less than honest?

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  • He was the one that kept me honest.

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  • I thought last night you said we were going to be honest.

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  • Well, at least you're honest.

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  • No way I'd get any of these poor slobs a raise if I were really honest.

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  • advent of a rigid and honest statesman would usher in a new era of Italian parliamentary life.

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  • The fines must only be imposed by the oath of honest men of the neighbourhood.

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  • To be just, honest and truthful, he ever held to be the first aim of his being.

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  • It is naturally impossible to treat them from any modern standpoint as fiction; they are honest even where they are most untrustworthy.

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  • His favourite, Olivares, was a far more honest man than the duke of Lerma, and was more fit for the place of prime minister than any Spaniard of the time.

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  • The new Directors, Gohier and Moulin, were honest but incapable and narrow-minded.

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  • On the paternal side he was descended from Oliver Cromwell, whose honest, sturdy independence of character he seemed to have inherited.

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  • He too was an eye-witness throughout, and thoroughly honest; and his account ranks second to the Gesta.

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  • all ships, persons, things, goods, wares and merchandise"; also "to enquire by the oaths of honest and lawful men.

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  • Most of these Turkish tribes live by pastoral pursuits and some by agriculture, and are a most laborious and honest population.

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  • He was a learned, though not a scientific lawyer, a faithful political adherent, thoroughly honest as a judge, dutiful and happy as a husband.

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  • On the whole, there is no reason to doubt Occam's honest adhesion to each of the two guides whose contrariety he laboured to display.

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  • Their women have a high reputation for virtue, which, combined with the general bright and honest character of the whole people, differentiates them from the surrounding nations.

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  • He was more honest and sincere than Charles II., more genuinely patriotic in his foreign policy, and more consistent in his religious attitude.

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  • The election fell on Piero Soderini (1448-1522), an honest public-spirited man of no particular party, demanded that it be held in Florentine territory.

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  • His conduct in Sicily was severe and harsh, but he was not without feelings of humanity, and he was an honest man and a good administrator.

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  • An exception must be made of the administration of General Ramon Castilla, who restored peace to Peru, and showed himself to be an honest and very capable ruler.

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  • 1878), an honest and enlightened statesman, who did all in his power to retrieve the country from the financial difficulty into which it had been brought by the reckless policy of his predecessor, but the conditions were not capable of solution.

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  • During the agitation against corruption, and in favour of honest management of the public money, which was very strong between 1779 and 1782, he and they worked heartily together.

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  • a Bayona (Honest representation of the causes which inspired the journey of King Ferdinand VII.

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  • In morals it is evident that he was, according to his lights, a strictly honest and honourable man.

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  • is destined for all men, but man must make himself worthy of it by honest striving after virtue" (Kurtz, Church History, i.

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  • His narrative of the years 353-378 (all that now remains) is honest and straightforward, but his diction is awkward and obscure.

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  • The immigrant is worth what it has cost to bring him up only if he is able-bodied, honest and willing to work.

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  • Essex (Letter to Sir Philip Stapleton, Rushworth Collection) calls him "an honest, judicious and stout man," an estimate of Deane borne out by Clarendon's "bold and excellent officer" (book xiv.

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  • That the emperor had an honest and soldierly satisfaction in his own well-doing is clear; but if he had had anything like the vanity of a Domitian, the senate, ever eager to outrun a ruler's taste for flattery, would never have kept within such moderate bounds.

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  • Strabo describes them as tall, well made, and in character simple and honest; he says that payment was in kind and that the people could not count beyond a hundred.

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  • " By forbidding appeals to a council the pope treats us like slaves, and wishes to take for his own pleasures all that we and our ancestors have accumulated by honest labour.

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  • to all honest leaders in State, as well as in Church, as it was in Israel when a king like Hezekiah restored the Covenant and then set about enforcing obedience to it.

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  • I looked the ground over, and made up my mind that there were several other excellent people there, with honest opinions of the right, even though they differed from me.

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  • As police commissioner Mr Roosevelt brought to his side every honest man on the force.

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  • The hopelessly vicious policemen hated him, but no man ever had a stronger personal hold upon the great body of the honest officers - a hold which existed long after he left the police department, and was frequently expressed by members of the force as he passed through the city streets.

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  • He is described as a quiet, kindly, dignified man, honest of purpose, but unfitted by his advanced age and temperament, as well as by feeble health, to bear the weight of empire.

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  • He was an intelligent and honest man, although he seems to have profited by the sale of the possessions of the clergy, but he had a stubborn, unyielding temperament, was incapable of making concessions, and was dominated by Madame Roland, who imparted to him her hatred of Danton and the Montagnards.

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  • The constitutional charter thus represents an honest effort to set up a truly democratic: republic which shall fairly meet the demands of the varied races and religions within its borders.

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  • He was neither a general nor a statesman, nor even an honest man, but he was the most conspicuous and continuously active of the military adventurers who filled Spanish America with violence during the first two generations of its independence.

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  • Suffrage is extended to all Mexican citizens who possess honest means of livelihood, the age limit being 18 for the married and 21 for the unmarried.

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  • His heart was kind and his affections were strong; he was magnanimous and disinterested, simple and honest.

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  • Things would doubtless have become worse but for the watchfulness which the bar generally shows in endeavouring to secure the selection of honest and fairly competent men.

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  • The text will be faithful but unreadable, and his work will be that of an honest man but of a textual antiquarian, not a textual critic, since he declines the duty of "the restoration of the text, as far as possible, to its original form."

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  • Subsequently another inquiry was carried out by Major Reynell Taylor, which dealt simply with Hodson's accounts and found them to be "an honest and correct record.

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  • KANARIS (or CANARIS), CONSTANTINE (1790-1877), Greek patriot, belonged to the class of coasting sailors who produced if not the most honest, at least the bravest, and the most successful of the combatants in the cause of Greek independence.

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  • an honest man, a kind friend, an honourable master, sincere in his opinions, and inclined to do everything that is right.

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  • In many of the states, especially those with an enlightened public spirit, such as most of the New England states and many of the North-Western, the elections are fairly conducted, there being no intimidation at all, little or no bribery, and an honest count.

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  • The " honest and sweet conversation " of the three daughters attracted him, and though his inclination led him to prefer the second he married the eldest, Jane, in 1505, not liking to put the affront upon her of passing her over in favour of her younger sister.

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  • He was so honest and well-meaning that he might have made a good ruler in quiet times.

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  • Thus by 1700 nepotistic plunder had practically ceased, and with the exception of the magnificent peculations of Cardinal Coscia under Benedict (1724-1730), the central administration of finance has been usually considered honest.

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  • Both the personal character and the literary accuracy of Llorente have been assailed, but although he was not an exact historian there is no doubt that he made an honest use of documents relating to the Inquisition which are no longer extant.

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  • Chivalry in short is in morals very much what feudalism is in law: each substitutes purely personal obligations devised in the interests of an exclusive class, for the more homely duties of an honest man and a good citizen " (Norman Conquest, v.

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  • There are about 1 20 homes in London and the provinces, and 56% of the inmates are found to make these the successful beginning of an honest self-supporting life.

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  • colts, lambs, eggs and the like; or personal, namely, of profits arising from the honest labour and industry of man, and being the tenth part of the clear gain, e.g.

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  • Arabi, as has been said, was rather the figurehead than the inspirer of the movement of 1881-1882; and was probably more honest, as he was certainly less intelligent, than those whose tool, in a large measure, he was.

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  • Bismarck confesses that his doubts as to the wisdom of this legislation were raised by the picture of heavy but honest gens darmes pursuing light-footed priests from house to house.

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  • Under Oliver Mowat, premier from 1873 to 1896, the government, though strongly partisan, was thrifty afid honest.

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  • Their central idea was pantheistic, that God is essentially in every creature, but though many of them were sincere and honest in their attempt to express the doctrine of the Divine immanence, they were in the main unable to hold the balance.

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  • In a bureaucratic despotism the greatest merit of a sovereign is to choose capable and honest ministers.

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  • He spoke against "repudiation" and for "honest money" during the Presidential campaign of 1868.

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  • Stanton had a violent temper and a sharp tongue, but he was courageous, energetic, thoroughly honest and a genuine patriot.

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  • Before long, however, these humble trophies failed to content the pilgrims, and they began to devote their efforts to acquiring the actual bodies, or portions of them - frequently by honest means, still oftener by trickery.

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  • He had also, strangely enough, the power of captivating honest men like Moreau.

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  • The appeal of the prophets, " is not for better institutions but for better men, not for the abolition of aristocratic privileges but for an honest and godly use of them."

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  • an observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much.

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  • The Berber, on the other hand, is straightforward, honest, by no means averse to money-making, but not unscrupulous in the methods which he employs to this end, intelligent in a degree to which the ordinary Arab never approaches, and trustworthy as no Arab can be."

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  • The victory of Meeanee, in which 3000 British troops defeated 20,000 Baluchis, is perhaps the most brilliant feat of arms in Indian history; but an honest excuse can scarcely be found for the annexation of the country.

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  • The definition of an honest politician as "one who when he is bought will stay bought" has been attributed to him.

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  • Mahomet was a practical man; he realized that the growing state needed skilful administrators, and that such were found in much greater number among the antagonists of yesterday than among the honest citizens of Medina.

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  • But with the increasing luxury after Mansur, the thirst for money became universal, and the number of honest officials lessened fast.

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  • According to Bale and Foxe her husband turned her out of doors, but in the privy council register she is said to have "refused Kyme to be her husband without any honest allegation."

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  • assistants and of men and women forcibly excluded from following any honest trade; and the second consequence, the economic ruin of the town to the exclusive advantage of a limited number..

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  • The work by which he is known is the Fable of the Bees, published first in 1705 under the title of The Grumbling Hive, or Knaves Turn'd Honest (two hundred doggerel couplets).

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  • Quellenkritik, then, a distinctive feature of recent research upon Acts, solves many difficulties in the way of treating it as an honest narrative by a companion of Paul.

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  • Honest and moderate, protecting the middle classes against exactions of the nobles, he exercised a happy influence upon the south, in spite of his naturally despotic character and his continual and pressing need of money.

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  • They are an industrious honest folk, chiefly engaged in trade and as physicians, scribes, and so on.

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  • In its origin this system was a perfectly honest attempt to widen the sphere of obedience by making morality wholly objective and independent of the vagaries of the individual conscience.

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  • To plead loyalty or honest political conviction in defence of his Medicean partianship is now impossible, face to face with the opinions expressed in the Ricordi politici and the Storia Fiorentina.

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  • That attempt to extinguish honest thought prepared the Reformation; and humanism after 1518 was absorbed in politico-religious warfare.

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  • His opposition to protection in later years resulted from an honest change of convictions.

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  • He now, it is said, applied for help to Dr Israel Tonge, rector of St Michael's in Wood Street, an honest half-crazy man, who even then was exciting people's minds by giving out quarterly "treatises in print to alarm and awake his majesty's subjects."

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  • 1659), a suspended curate of St Mary's, Cardiff, and a follower of Wroth's; and of Vavasor Powell (1617-1670), an honest but injudicious zealot.

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  • Unfortunately, many members of the clergy are corrupt, but the mujtahids, as a rule are honest and entirely trustworthy.

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  • Tile choice was an admirable one; he was honest, hard-working, and liberal according to his lights; and the services of a loyal and capable adviser were secured for the new rgime.

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  • Unfortunately, he did not boast the confidence of the queen-mother; and this circumstance greatly strengthened the hands of those enemies whom an honest minister must ever raise around him in a corrupt Oriental state.

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  • masters and wardens were ordered to associate with themselves the honest men of their mysteries, and come in their best liveries to the elections; that is to say, the franchise was restricted to the "liverymen" of the companies.

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  • His partisans in the press hailed the advent of a second Pombal, and their enthusiasm was shared by many enlightened Portuguese, who had previously held aloof from politics but now rallied to the support of an honest dictator.

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  • One great excellence, however, cannot be denied him, his honest and sincere desire to be impartial.

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  • Occasionally even there are touches of humour and of trenchant satire - always the sign of an honest writer.

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  • Nevertheless, we cannot regard Catiline as an honest enemy of the oligarchy, or as a disinterested champion of the provincials.

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  • The situations created by this strange combination of honest diplomacy and secret villainy are described by Priscus with real dramatic power.

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  • That he cannot find a single just and honest man; that high and low, rich and poor, are all ignorant of the true method of worshipping God (" the way of Yahweh," v.

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  • Enlightened self-interest was doubtless combined with honest conviction in ranking him among the followers of Pitt.

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  • Ismail, recognizing in this obscure individual a capacity for hard work and a strong will, made him one of his ministers, to find, to his chagrin, that Riaz was also an honest man possessed of a remarkable independence of character.

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  • In domestic affairs Marcy was a shrewd, but honest partisan; in diplomacy he exhibited the qualities of a broadminded, patriotic statesman, endowed, however, with vigour, rather than brilliancy, of intellect.

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  • With an empty treasury and unpaid mutinous troops, no faculty could have helped Requesens to succeed; and he was only an honest official who was worn out in trying to do the impossible.

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  • It seems certain that the drafters of the charter were honest in their intentions, and did not purpose to set up a feudal oligarchy in the place of a royal autocracy.

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  • The youth of the king and the good reputation of the earl marshal were a sufficient guarantee that, for some years at any rate, an honest attempt would be made to redeem the pledge.

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  • The moment that he had got rid of the honest and capable old justiciar Hubert de Burgh, who had pacified the country during his minority, and set the machinery of government once more in regular order, Henry gave himself over to fostering horde after horde of foreign favorites.

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  • A long experience of his character and actions convinced barons and commons alike that he was a just and sincere man, a friend of good governance, and an honest opponent of arbitrary and unconstitutional rule.

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  • As a matter of fact Lancaster was a more honest man than his enemies suspected; he hastened to acknowledge his little nephews rights, acknowledged him as prince of Wales, and introduced him as his grandfathers heir before the parliament of January 1377.

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  • It is curious to find that Caxton, an honest man, and an enthusiast as to the future of the art of printing, which he had introduced into England, waxes enthusiastic as to the merits of the intelligent but unscrupulous peers who took an interest in his endeavours.

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  • Every project of a material change in a government so complicated as ours is a matter full of difficulties; in which a considerate man will not be too ready to decide, a prudent man too ready to undertake, or an honest man too ready to promise."

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  • Sidmouth suffers by comparison with the great men of his age, but he was honest and courageous in his opinions, loyal to his friends, and devoted to church and state.

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  • sented a shallow if honest intellectualism.

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  • Of the generals, some, like Jourdan, were honest republicans; others, like Bernadotte, believed themselves capable of governing France.

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  • A Useful Knowledge Society was formed and did some honest work.

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  • In 1832 a strolling company of actors visited Mere, and Barnes wrote a farce, The Honest Thief, which they produced, and a comedy which was played at Wincanton.

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  • In some jurisdictions, an honest belief that a prior divorce of one of the parties was valid would be a defence to a prosecution for bigamy, in others the contrary is held.

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  • He was a good and honest man, moderate, conciliatory and temporizing, anxious to lift the monarchy above the strife of parties and to reconcile them; but he was so little practical that he could believe in a reformation of the laws in the midst of all the violent passions which were now to be let loose.

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  • It was not at first a demagogy maddened by the preaching of the irreconcilable clergy of Paris, but a union of the more honest and prudent classes of the nation in order to combat heresy.

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  • Colbert, an agent of Le Tellier, the honest steward of Mazarins dishonest fortunes, had a future opened to him by cornert the fall of Fouquet (1661).

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  • with his honest illusions.

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  • Finally, there was no real government on the part of the five directors: La Rvellire-Lpeaux, an honest man but weak; Reubell, the negotiator of the Hague; Letourneur, an officer of talent; Barras, a man of intrigue, corrupt and without real convictions; and Carnot, the only really worthy member.

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  • Ferdinand was able and honest.

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  • Olivares was far more able and honest than Lerma.

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  • pretence of a Cortes, and the growing wish of the Spaniards to possess a parliamentary government, or at least the honest and capable government which they hoped that a parliament would give them.

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  • A Republican party had been formed led by a few professors and coffee-house politicians, with the mob of the towns for its support, and having as its mouthpiece Don Emilio Castelar, an honest man of Qepublican incredible fluency.

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  • The Italian prince had put himself into a thoroughly false position, in which the nearest approach to friends he could find were intriguing politicians who sought to use him as a tool, and where every man of honest principles, royalist or republican, looked upon him as an in- truder.

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  • an honest man, a kind friend," &c. &c. This seems fairly just as a personal estimate, though it does not do justice to their respective political roles.

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  • As to the intent of Hamilton to secure through his financial measures the political support of property, his own words are honest and clear; and in fact he succeeded.

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  • It was the maintenance of the constitution in the face of the overwhelming tide of reaction that established his position as the champion of Italian freedom and earned him the sobriquet of Re Galantuomo (the honest king).

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  • The process was even hastened; for the emperor's stern discipline crushed out all independence of initiative and silenced all honest criticism.

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  • She thinks Brandon should make an honest woman of me.

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  • I realized Julie was being honest and that earned her points on the positive side of the ledger.

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  • He's been fair and brutally honest, and he can't hurt me because of our blood bond.

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  • She couldn't help thinking it was the first truly honest exchange they'd ever had – and the timing was the worst it could possibly be.

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  • Cynthia tried, but she was so incredibly honest in every aspect of life it was nearly impossible for her to act anything but as miserable as she felt.

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  • Honest to God, I didn't kill the bastard!

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  • The demon lord was brash, aggressive – and almost always honest, until it came time to deal.

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  • To be quite honest, he was so abrasive anyway, even if he hadn't killed the woman, they'd have broken paths.

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  • To be perfectly honest, shouldn't this kind of dispute be solved by the Gatekeeper?

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  • These 10 songs find U2 hungry for honest expression and sonic experimentation, producing / engineering accolades going to Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

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  • The actor had a nonchalant delivery that was cool, honest, appealling and likeable.

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  • Our core service is utilizing our accountancy and business expertise to provide pragmatic, technically correct and honest advice.

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  • I was reluctant to interfere with the honest exercise of directors' discretion.

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  • accomplice in a crime; I left it an honest man, who had purged his father's memory.

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  • These also protect an honest person from false accusation.

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  • Just playing devil's advocate to raise a bit of honest debate.

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  • anonymity of the respondents from the management otherwise the answers will be less honest.

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  • I don't feel antagonistic toward these styles of worship tho, if I'm honest, I do have some real concerns.

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  • Some regard the demands of the public media as unsympathetic or even antithetical to the constraints of honest historical research.

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  • Where can I get an honest appraisal in the Southern California area?

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  • To be honest, I've done my fair share of fancy stuff in the past without too much arm-twisting!

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  • It is hard to know how any honest man can present such a mishmash of unfounded assertion as evidence.

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  • augurs badly for any honest appraisal of the risks and benefits of cycling.

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  • av Ltd Small to large scale av hire, sales, installation and friendly honest advice!

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  • Little DJ -------------------- Pete McCrea Production:av Ltd Small to large scale av Ltd Small to large scale av hire, sales, installation and friendly honest advice!

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  • badge of pride, to be quite honest.

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  • It'll just be very biblical themes; very honest; very relatable to a wide range of people.

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  • The Governor General told me that I was the only honest Britisher in the Nigerian Colonial Service!

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  • Comments: new broom honest, i'm not really thinking of the wizard of oz.

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  • What have the good, honest burghers of Geordieland done to deserve this?

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  • burlesque dancers, as at least that would be honest.

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  • Are you really going to let the establishment kill an honest man who has simply exposed a major conspiracy to defraud by spreadsheet calculations?

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  • To be honest I cant wait to see the paed now.

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  • carousel ride of honest urban punk.

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  • caustic humor may obscure the honest intention behind it.

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  • cavy fancy operates at all times in a fair, honest and worthwhile way.

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  • Ward had a goal chalked out for offside and to be honest we were relieved to see the flag, it looked very close.

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  • At SPEAK we have been honest about our past, we haven't been hiding past acts in some deep dark closet.

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  • When gold was used, and the rules protected honest commerce, productive nations thrived.

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  • To be honest, I think they've become too complacent with what is, in effect, a captive audience for their products.

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  • Master Tyndale answered, that he was an honest man, handsomely learned, and very conformable.

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  • Two title contenders both a bit out of form, to be honest anything could happen.

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  • There is an urgent need for a review of the legislation and an honest debate about the realities of youth crime.

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  • Honest himself, he believed implicitly in the honesty of others and became the tool of political crooks and social reactionaries.

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  • They set out to win the decathlon of automotive performance. ' Honest.

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  • devil's advocate to raise a bit of honest debate.

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  • Whenever I spoke with her she seemed rather dim to be honest.

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  • Let's be honest, short course sheep dips, whether actual or virtual, are actually more of a chore than a delight.

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  • dippy hippy here, because really I'm not (honest!

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  • The first question is whether a defendant's behavior would be regarded as dishonest by the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest people.

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  • dishonest by the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest people.

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  • I'm quite surprised she did n't disown me to be honest.

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  • By being honest of course i unforgivably disrespectful katie have the task.

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  • It is unfortunate, but to be honest Dominic Purcell is probably the worst performance and characterization of Dracula to ever don the screen.

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  • Psychodrama, which involves replaying childhood scenes with other clients of the therapist, was incredibly emotional and to be honest quite good fun.

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  • entanglee: Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none.

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  • errant fathers pay up, instead of the honest hard working taxpayer.

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  • Marx's delivery is honest and unaffected, making heavy use of letters and e-mails that he reads in sometimes excruciating detail.

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  • This honest mistake, however, resulted from the inherent failings of Wales ' own creation.

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  • This is going to sound completely fatuous, but it's my honest answer.

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  • To be honest I feel pretty frazzled most weeks these days!

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  • A bold, honest genuine and talented horse who is a great confidence giver.

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  • It was a binge drinker that spilled a drink on my jacket, honest guv!

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  • The honest and wise Sir Hugh stands before Simple, his right hand grasping the hilt of his sword.

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  • I don't want to sound like a complete airhead or dippy hippy here, because really I'm not (honest!

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  • honest as the day is long.

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  • It is not the BBC license fee which is keeping producers honest, but the realities of the bottom line.

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  • honest broker in creating these partnerships has been a key to their success.

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  • honest guv!

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  • honest appraisal in the Southern California area?

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  • honest opinion, or choose to give up & play golf instead.

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  • honest mistake or deliberate on behalf of the patient.

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  • honest answer is I don't know!

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  • Well, sometimes I feel like it's an easy way for me to get honest.

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  • You could tell by their body postures and facial expressions, they found the discussion awkward, but the atmosphere felt honest.

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  • Meals Heal's 60 cover restaurant, master minded by Oliver Peyton, offers honest, simple food done well.

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  • honest enough to admit it.

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  • honest enough to say that they will raise taxes to pay the bills.

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  • Helena: The biggest, to be brutally honest, is about 10 kilos.

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  • They really took note of what we said and were refreshingly honest at times.

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  • Thus, your main challenge is to be certain that you are being scrupulously honest with yourself as well as with others.

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  • To be perfectly honest, I didn't actually think we would get beyond the awkward calcite squeeze near the entrance.

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  • Mfd & she do calcs & MfdJ are painfully honest over pipe: about 30.

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  • To be totally honest I haven't managed to stick to any diet in the past.

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  • honest from the start and admit... Continue reading " Come on you Blues!

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  • Some would probably say too honest, but we believed honesty was the best policy.

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  • I've used horary on and off for a number of years usually in times of crisis to be honest.

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  • horrify perfectly honest, if we had been Jesus in that situation, we would have been utterly horrified.

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  • To be honest this question attempts to use illogic to prove God does not exist instead of logic.

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  • Written by a pizza shop proprietor, the site offers impartial, honest advice.

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  • With regard to supporting Norwich, Mcclure said: " Look, I think this whole thing is fairly inconsequential, to be honest.

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  • How can we make them moral but not indecisive, honest but not ineffective?

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  • He hires Captain Crawley as his agent, doubting that Crawley is honest but too indolent to care.

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  • interval timer, which to be honest is all you need.

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  • I know I know, not normal radio fodder it just happened to be on, honest john.

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  • To be honest, the first two songs here I enjoy purely for the bass lines - you could smoke these bass lines.

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  • Open and honest conversation about the abortion is the best defense against the anti-choice lobby.

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  • Why aren´t you more honest with your " fantastically loyal readers " .

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  • Does SNH conduct itself as an honest broker, or as a political manipulator?

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  • many things, to be honest with you.

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  • There is nothing that comforts and strengthens the heart so much as honest mirth, stimulated by good company.

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  • To be honest I think you are rather mixed-up yourself and ought to get your head clear.

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  • The honest answer is bursts of enthusiasm and creativity followed by a lot of self mockery.

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  • I hope this doesn't sound too moralistic, but no matter how it may look like, it's my honest opinion.

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  • To be honest, I suspect the motives of people who smile too much.

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  • Kev was pretty naff in that episode to be honest, but what was scary was just how big he's become.

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  • Paul Bettany: I think I'm too neurotic for that to be honest.

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  • To be honest, debt was an absolute nightmare.

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  • Lets be honest, nobody is really standing out at the minute.

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  • Shape the nation: Seduction School promises to take an honest look at the nation's obsession with how we look.

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  • You should either come to us for an honest opinion, or choose to give up & play golf instead.

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  • The outward-looking, matutine Mercury is well placed in honest Aquarius, but can become opinionated in Leo.

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  • outdone the Tories in the sleaze stakes, letâs be honest.

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  • The position is totally outrageous that the honest citizen is no longer able to go to court to defend an alleged debt.

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  • To be honest, I think she was a little overawed at finally meeting one of her heroes.

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  • Men do not need the panoply of God to enable them to lead a clean and honest life.

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  • pegs that were fighting back became a mission for Chris (and some others to be honest ).

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  • And she's so perceptive, accurate and honest too.

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  • This is a true story, not a porky pie, Honest!

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  • The theater company aims to create a rich plethora of poignant, beautiful, accessible and honest theater productions.

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  • At present, honest policyholders end up paying over the odds in premiums to cover monies lost to fraudulent activity.

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  • porky pie, Honest!

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  • Dec: To be honest, we didn't play many pranks at all.

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  • preserve the anonymity of the respondents from the management otherwise the answers will be less honest.

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  • The August 2004 caution was swept aside by the increasingly pressing need for an honest editorial.

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  • I've always loved the sight of windfarms, yet to be honest being up this close it seems more prosaic.

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  • rain storms in the afternoons but they were pretty wicked as well to be honest.

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  • Although to be honest it's a fairly rancid plot, it is at least familiar and your mood is calm.

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  • It's uplifting and catchy but still raw and powerful, and it's utterly utterly honest.

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  • rehearse for weeks, get hot, but to be honest, I don't want that.

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  • But in Austria, any effort to promote an honest review of the country's wartime history still arouses violent resentment.

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  • Compare prices, check availability and read honest hotel reviews.

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  • Was our speaker being totally honest, or was he behaving like a second-hand car salesman?

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  • Later, accessing his case notes, this ' diagnosed schizophrenic ' discovered that his honest denial had simply been disregarded.

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  • Tough thinking included good decision making at critical moments in a match, honest self-appraisal, and overcoming self-doubts.

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  • A student must also undergo honest self-examination, a process which continues into the active ministry.

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  • The SWP needs to engage in some open and honest critical self-examination.

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  • Throw in a crooked deputy sheriff and an honest state cop.

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  • shudder down the spine of any honest 19th century worker.

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  • The word alone was calculated to send a shudder down the spine of any honest 19th century worker.

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  • In the mean space this remains For kind sir John of Wrotham, honest Jack.

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  • It was an honest Freudian slip, but it spoke volumes.

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  • Back to top The final stanza seems more honest.

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  • He was not really a politician and was quite gentle and honest for a political stooge.

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  • straightforward, honest manner.

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  • Also, however honest the researchers, there is enormous scope for the human subconscious to intrude in order to optimize the results.

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  • sweat Of honest brows to earn the fruit of toil.

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  • It means being prepared to be honest - yet tactful, polite - yet firm, assertive - not aggressive.

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