They can be downright cantankerous.
The whole situation is downright bizarre.
She sounded downright happy.
Frankly, the idea of doubling their problems was downright frightening.
Well, you're downright skinny.
It sounds downright scary.
Some were downright dualists, and believed that there are two gods or principles, one of good and the other of evil, both eternal; but as a rule they subordinated the evil to the good.
You do not believe this fact, nor that these are my real feelings; but that the whole is affected, or as you express it, downright foppery.
We did so although the driving was downright dangerous for the first fifty miles.
He was accused of something like downright forgery - that is to say, of altering a paper signed by Hirsch after he had signed it.
Even downright slaves belonging to the state or to some great temple corporation were treated better and carefully distinguished from private slaves by the Greeks.
He made the audacious choice to tell me a downright lie.
The magnitude of that what-if scenario was downright scary.
This one wasn't just pretty; she was downright gorgeous and carried herself with a sartorial elegance.
He settled the affair in his usual downright manner, telling the commissioners bluntly that they must take back their legitimate king, and refusing - perhaps with more questionable wisdom - to allow the retention of the tricolour flag,which to him was a "symbol of rebellion."
As for Fred, he was downright ecstatic about a baby in his adopted family—hang the underlying circumstances of the blessed event.
The morality of these is almost amusing in its downright positive character.
But while Struve, and to a less degree Plekhanov, were induced by this admission to seek an affiance with Liberal intellectuals in their struggle against Tsarism, Lenin (as he had taken to calling himself), together with Martov, Axelrod and other fiery spirits, forsook the Liberal platform and strove for a violent outbreak of a downright class war.
But in the ears of every pious Moslem such a judgment will sound almost as shocking as downright atheism or polytheism.
Though averse at all times to taking up parliamentary reform, he thought all such projects downright crimes in the agitation of 1791-1792.
This was due partly to a weariness of politics The which had come over the majority of French citizens, partly to downright intimidation exercised by the Assembly.
In the eyes of a Roman observer, however, even downright slavery was turned into serfdom by the force of circumstances.
But this interference of 15th-century chancellors paved the way towards one of the greatest revolutions in the law; without formally enfranchising villeins and villein tenure they created a legal basis for it in the law of the realm: in the formula of copyhold - tenement held at the will of the lord and by the custom of the manor - the first part lost its significance and the second prevailed, in downright contrast with former times when, on the contrary, the second part had no legal value and the first expressed the view of the courts.
As for Fred, he was downright ecstatic about a baby in his adopted familyâ€”hang the underlying circumstances of the blessed event.
This little gambit drove not only the police, but everyone else who encountered the pair, downright batty.
If he hadn't done it with such apparent sincerity, it would have been downright embarrassing.
Some of the new snazzy features I did indeed find to be snazzy, but a lot of the defaults are just downright annoying.
One which may seem downright baroque is to use the venerable old UUCP.
Cruel Site of the Day - This site features a cruel site for the day - ranging from the painful to the downright bizarre.
Lots of mums and dads think it's too violent but it's just downright crazy!
The setting is downright creepy, sort of a Frankenstein's lab of torture mixed together with an old World War II bunker.
At a time when links are being made between poverty, disempowerment and terrorism this erosion of the democratic contract is downright dangerous.
Your website is your shopfront and you mustn't allow it to become dated, dusty or downright dull.
They are preposterous, exaggerated and downright deceitful and misleading.
Driving, funky and downright dirty, Zydeco will have you popping your fingers and shuffling your feet.
This part of the article is in my opinion downright dishonest.
Keyhoe's UFOs were always neutral at best, at worst, downright hostile.
Even in tolerant Britain, living as followers of Jesus can attract resentment, and sometimes even downright hostility.
And that's not only incredibly selfish, it's downright irresponsible.
The media are perplexed and at times downright irritated by this turn of events.
Hence modeling accurate predictions, especially long-term ones, is either downright impossible or fraught with immense difficulties.
This time the UK's most creative, exhilarating, and downright loony flying event will be held in Scotland!
I have had many periods in my own life when I have been downright miserable and unhappy.
She is downright nasty to those who disagree with her views.
Yes, it's clunky, silly and often downright obscene.
orgiastic, downright rude behavior.
prurient curiosity and downright bad taste.
The weather is raw and boisterous in winter, shifty and ungenial in summer, and a downright meteorological purgatory in the spring.
Readers will find enough put-downs and statements of the downright bizarre in this collection to chuckle their way through the year ahead.
The crowd becomes quite raucous for French internationals, and downright mad during the World Cup.
The degree of tact ranged from courteous to downright rude.
The drinking of tea by the poor was seen as downright scandalous.
With no compulsory cycling tests, abilities on the road range from the skilled to the downright scary.
Michael Massingham captures with a rare skill, the humor, fun and downright sexiness of his sitters.
In fact it's a downright silly, perhaps even damaging, thing to do.
Some of the new snazzy features I did indeed find to be snazzy features I did indeed find to be snazzy, but a lot of the defaults are just downright annoying.
His gritty and often downright spiteful contributions soon earned all the wrong sort of headlines and won United infamy for their base approach.
It may well be a matter of the heart, but that makes it irrational even if it is not downright stupid!
On a previous visit I found him to be somewhat surly, but last night he was downright rude!
Additionally, the list has been given some spice by including a number of questions which are either bad, unpleasant or downright ugly!
Other modifications to wheels, tires and suspension can also make an already firm ride downright unpleasant.
Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird.
even below the level of his old opponents; and that this was not the consequence of temporary depression naturally resulting from the accumulated load of his misfortunes, is sufficiently shown by the downright puerility of the arguments by which he seeks to justify his own successes in the St Helena memoirs, which one may search in vain for any indication that Napoleon was himself aware of the magnitude of his own discovery.
He alleged that he was beginning to have a horrible misgiving that his marriage with Catherine had been invalid, perhaps downright " incestuous.
As crown-prince, Charles's brusque and downright manners had led many to regard his future accession with some apprehension, yet he proved to be one of the most popular of Scandinavian kings and a constitutional ruler in the best sense of the word.
Though doubtless divided into different tribes scattered over an extensive tract of land, the subjected aborigines were slumped together under the designation of Sudras, whose duty it was to serve the upper classes in all the various departments of manual labour, save those of a downright sordid and degrading character which it was left to vratyas or outcasts to perform.
In fact it 's a downright silly, perhaps even damaging, thing to do.
It may well be a matter of the heart, but that makes it irrational even if it is not downright stupid !
On a previous visit I found him to be somewhat surly, but last night he was downright rude !
Additionally, the list has been given some spice by including a number of questions which are either bad, unpleasant or downright ugly !
When you add dating into the mix, single parenting can become downright challenging.
This will help you to avoid buying a crib that has been recalled and inform you about what features are downright dangerous on a crib.
If you live in a multi-cat household and need to change the litter more frequently, this cost can be downright prohibitive.
This montage of feline shenanigans manages to skate the line between humorous and downright shocking, but in truth, most YouTube users will have a difficult time looking away.
Others are more old-fashioned and may get downright offended that you didn't "take the time" to put more thought into them and their gifts.
In fact, some can be downright friendly between the two parties.
Uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful, yeast infections cause a burning, itching sensation.
While some of the photos are purposely unflattering and in some cases downright mean and embarrassing to the subject at hand, the site really does prove a point - celebrities can be just as awkward, sloppy, and average as the rest of us.
Applying eye makeup can be tricky, confusing, and downright aggravating.
Especially where more expensing cosmetic items are concerned, the results can be downright sad and expensive.
So, eyeliner for men can make eyes appear larger, give them a distinct edge, correct flaws, and yes, many say, give them downright sexy eyes!
There are so many different shades of pink lipstick that finding the perfect color can be downright confusing.
A character that goes to work day in and day out and never gets to play can become downright depressed and refuse to go to work.
Yoga can seem complicated and downright difficult when you see long time followers exercising, but it doesn't have to be.
Coping with stress can be difficult because stress comes in so many different forms, and when more than one issue hits at a time, well, it can seem downright overwhelming.
Great hair is important all the time, but it's downright essential on prom night.
Sleek, sexy and downright gorgeous are only a few words to describe True Religion Jeans.
Many middle schools have found their labs to be "testosterone driven", making them unappealing and downright intimidating to many young ladies.
This hardware detail provides some of the "edge" to the dress, and coupled with its unusual placement, near the neckline, is downright arresting.
In many areas of the country, fall can encompass three different temperature patterns: hot, chilly, and downright cold.
Having a strong compulsion to drink and becoming irritable or downright volatile when drinking alcohol is another red flag.
They often become angry, resistant and sometimes downright hateful.
In fact, to hear it described by those who had the misfortune of sitting through it, it was downright bad.
In fact, most reviews were downright cruel.
In the six years serving as co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly with the legendary Regis Philbin, she has become a household name because of her humor, quirkiness and downright likeability.
The comedy of the reality series was that the socialites never worked before, plus their outspoken nature made plenty of ordinary folks downright uncomfortable.
Many celebs have faced scrutiny and downright mocking when they've gained a few pounds.
Jessica Simpson doesn't really do anything wrong, she seems like a nice girl, so why in the world would the NFL, Burger King, Fox and the Dallas Cowboys choose her as a target for their downright mean humor in a commercial?
Even though it seems like Simon Cowell is just downright mean, most seem to believe he really isn't mean at all, just tough.
Now, even if you aren't a fan of the show, Snooki or anyone else, calling them an "embarrassment" to an entire race of people is just downright mean.
Celebrity gaffes can provide endless entertainment for gossip lovers, but sometimes they're just downright sad.
Some of these yearbook photos are downright comical, and probably make the celebrity wish they'd just disappear.
In his mug shot, Nolte's face is downright serious, but this effect is offset by his brilliantly colored, flowered Hawaiian shirt, and his wild, gravity-defying hair.
Some online shops are strict (even downright unfair) with their return protocol, so make sure you are clear on it beforehand.
Some feel that female clothing is losing its tendency towards feminine appeal and is becoming androgynous or downright masculine.
Sometimes modesty equates with downright dowdiness.
In this sport, both dog and owner work together as a team to complete an obstacle course in the shortest amount of time, and the pace can be downright frantic!
They're fashionable, functional and downright fabulous.
In fact, some of the super-duper shock absorbing stuff can be downright hazardous, as all that gel or wiz-bang technology adds an inch or more between you and the ground.
As if finding men's silk suits wasn't hard enough, finding men's silk suit sets can be downright impossible.
Some styles are much dressier than others; in fact, you may come across some downright casual bow ties from time to time.
It's not everyday one gets the opportunity to wear a vibrant top that turns heads and maybe even starts conversations, but sometimes it can just be downright fun to embrace the unexpected.
Wool bedding in summer seems downright torturous at first glance.
HipsandCurves.com offers everything from sweet to sensual fashions, and for those ready for it, even downright racy styles.
Also known as boyshorts, lingerie shorts are comfortable and downright sexy.
A few versatile pieces of plus size intimate apparel can transform your lingerie wardrobe from casual and conservative to downright daring and sexy.
This can be tricky, since so many coats appear bulky and downright unshapely.
Then there is the other extreme where Halloween costumes require the use of some FX lenses that are downright creepy.
You can take your look from mildy spooky with some types of lenses, to downright scary with others.
The cars look downright hideous and the backdrops look like pasted on gifs.
If it weren't for all this reading (and skipping through text boxes), Dogz could be a much more enjoyable title, but as it currently sits, becomes frustrating, repetitive, and downright boring rather quickly.
It truly is an epic tale, arguably one of the best in Final Fantasy history, and the roster of characters is so well fleshed out that they make many of today's supporting cast members seem downright lifeless in comparison.
One of the most memorable (and downright frightening) moments in the game is when you're trekking across the city rooftops.
In this way, the "style points" are essential to winning in this game, and a sports game purist will find this upsetting, frustrating, or downright wrong.
All things considered, Civilization IV is so close to being the perfect strategy game that it's downright scary.
Some places are cold and snowy during the deer hunting season while other places can be downright hot.
Episodes of CVS are often upsetting or downright frightening to other family members, in addition to the fact that they often spoil family outings or vacations when they are triggered by excitement or motion sickness.
Some of the auditions were hilarious, others downright pathetic.
Its appeal lies in the fact that it is relatively simple to learn, easy to perform in large groups, and most important of all, it is just downright fun.
While images of ballet dancers and hip hop artists make up a solid majority of dance-related images, the dancing bear is also an extremely well-known, downright iconic, dance image.
Some have serious teaching, while others are just downright hilarious.
When a miscarriage occurs, women normally has an array of feelings, from sadness to downright anger.
Approach this style with caution because their is a fine line between chic tousled tresses and downright messes.
Once you know the steps to refinancing, the process can seem downright easy.
Add to that how difficult it may be to find maternity fashions that match your existing style and it can be downright frustrating.
While you may not notice any physical changes, feeling downright exhausted is common in early pregnancy.
Understanding even the basics of sewing can be frustrating and downright overwhelming to some.
Some suits are revealing, like the plunging halter top swimsuit with hardware that is part of the current collection, while other suits are more demure or downright fun.
This type of dress is downright sexy, nowhere near innocently flirty.
Alright, we know that black swimsuits are slimming and often, downright stunning.
Who says a blouson top can't be downright sexy!
The styles run the gamut from playful to downright titillating.
Additionally, the flower appliqués located on the right hip of both suits offer a fun, if not downright girly, feminine touch.
Yes, the bikini top is done in a daringly bold animal print, plunges down to there, and then suggestively ties in the front with just a fluff of string, but the bottom of this bikini is downright girlish!
Plenty of us have, and it can be downright embarrassing if it happens in front of a crowd of onlookers.
In fact, some studies show that reckless antioxidant supplementation can have a downright negative impact on your health.
Most women know that black is incredibly slimming, but it feels downright macabre during those warm summer months when the air is soft and stars are twinkling.
Despite her downRIGHT bad start to the night, Susan LEFT the party after having a wonderful time.
This can be annoying if you bump into someone at a party, but it's downright dangerous if your child is trick-or-treating from house to house.
It's fair to say many pickup lines are cheesy if not downright offensive.
The majority use sexual innuendo to make their point and some are downright blunt, propositioning the listener for sex in no uncertain terms.
And with bills to pay, children to feed, and in laws to call, it can feel downright impossible.
Sense of Propriety - You don't have to be prudish to simply feel that some things are appropriate and occasionally downright offensive.
Pick up lines for guys can be cheesy, a little sleazy, downright funny, or so genuine (as far as pick up lines go) that they actually work.
You can take the money and go because I can't love someone so downright dirty.
Email engagement announcements are increasingly popular and a variety of romantic, corny, and downright silly options are available as free e-cards to inform a technologically-savvy crowd of friends and family about the engagement.
Claudia Firenze blends right into the Italian vein with its boxy, embellished, embroidered and downright memorable concepts.
When that's not the case, though, the wallet in question can look old and a downright mess.
The myriad of styles and color options can be downright dizzying!
In fact, that's the understatement of the year; these bags are downright expensive!
Here's a company, Overland Equipment, that makes travel totes designed to get us from the hustle and bustle, and sometimes, downright frustration of traveling from point A to point B.
In fact, individuals who normally gravitate toward bright leathers and oversized bags may consider them downright plain.
In fact, it can be downright frustrating in the case of Kathy Van Zeeland.
There was a time when bags for laptops were plain, black and downright boring.
Sometimes sullen, childish and occasionally downright churlish, you've been known to try the patience of your loved ones!
Her chart, like many of us, had some great aspects, some mediocre aspects and some downright aggravating aspects!
They can be downright stubborn and slow to adapt.
On the other hand, the Air signs may prove to be a bit too whimsical, if not downright baffling, for Scorpio.
Loving a Virgo man can be downright frustrating if you are born under one of the more passionate or emotional sun signs.
Virgo's peeves can be petty or downright beastly, and he he usually has a lot of them.
You don't need to be as wild and adventurous as a fire sign--that could be downright scary to a Virgo--but you do need to modify things up a little.
Sometimes these bullies can be downright vicious.
When it comes to playing with the Ouija board, these recent Ouija board stories show that there are never 100% proof positive ways to protect yourself and your playing cohorts from mischievous and downright dangerous spirits.
The major problem with going online to look for real ghost stories and videos is that while some of them can be quite compelling and downright scary, the overwhelming majority of them are fakes and hoaxes.
The sounds are supposedly downright terrifying and follow you through the cemetery until you finally leave.
Without a workable budget, you'll find that trying to live frugally will be difficult and downright impossible.
Practical: At the very least, yoga sandals are downright practical.
Some styles are downright glamorous, while others are just right for daily wear at home.
In addition to being downright comfortable, they are also very well priced, all at under $100 and most less than half that amount.
In others, the dress is downright conservative and simple, which allows complementary pieces, like shoes and jewelry, to really shine.
In some instances, these other-worldly creatures can be downright nasty, placing curses on passerby who inadvertently stumbles into their domain.
Worse, bad copy can make you look unprofessional and sometimes downright stupid.
Now there is decreasing space where telcos can hide their foibles and downright goofs.
However, be careful not to cross the line between a little sassy attitude and downright insulting.
So where can you find excellent quotes regarding cheerleading that will be inspirational, memorable, or downright hilarious?
Turns out, some are downright delicious.
The same amount of sugar would be downright hazardous for the sedentary woman, wreaking havoc on her blood sugar levels.
These types of supplements range anywhere from expensive and useless to downright dangerous if used improperly.
It's free: Let's be honest, learning a language through a language institution or at a university can cost a pretty penny, and when you add in the additional cost of books and listening aids, the costs can be downright astronomical!
It might get downright freezing up there, but these designers are definitely keeping the lingerie fashion hot.
As noted previously, men's lingerie can be relatively tame, or downright shocking (to some!).
All stockings could now be more exotic - even downright artistic.
Tastes vary - what is extreme to one person may be downright boring to another.
Much the same as support hose for fibromyalgia or socks that encourage circulation to prevent deep vein thrombosis, this sort of lingerie, whether for men or women, is welcome despite its strangeness, intrusiveness or downright ugliness.
The response most men have to a doctor suggesting that they wear a hernia support girdle until the hernia can be removed ranges from incredulity to downright hostility.
Far from the light, lovely creations of today, past undergarments have been painful, dangerous, and downright bizarre.
Those who do get a person on the line have found the "assistants" to be unhelpful and even downright rude.
You'll feel downright sumptuous in this contrasting gold and black look.
Unlike years ago when long johns were bulky and downright uncomfortable, today's heavyweight long johns are sleeker, and more pleasing to the touch.
When it comes to the sexy and even downright naughty, there's no reason for women to have all the fun, and that's why there is plenty to choose from by way of men's raunchy underwear.
Opaque tights can look really fantastic with a floral dress, but if you crave leg covering in spring, they can be downright uncomfortable.
Tiny thongs are no exception, and you'll find styles that range from fairly plain to sexy, feminine, and downright sassy.
But like most things on the web, internet radio comes in the good, the bad, and the downright confusing.
Downloading music at work is usually frowned upon if not downright forbidden.
Record labels are downright terrified that new technology will rob them of their profits by allowing users to distribute songs as many times as they like, free of charge.
The lyrics were weird, and sometimes they were downright disturbing, but the beats phenomenal (so phenomenal, in fact, that a lyric-free version of the album was released for the faint of heart).
They're indie cred is strong - they are on SubPop Records, after all - but their too darned catchy hooks are downright irresistible to all who encounter them.
Each episode features a unique design challenge that can range from classy to downright silly.
This process of elimination propels just about all the action in the game, and it often gets downright nasty.
In the pilot episode, Parker was a downright obnoxious character.
Vamprotica 2005 offers a nice variety of stories that range from horrific to downright funny.
He seemed downright invincible until his power source is destroyed.
There's a lot of information out there and a few ways to remove dye that you may have heard can be downright dangerous.
A bite can be immediately uncomfortable, but the long-term effects can be downright alarming.
In fact, it's downright boring, simply because it has yet to be populated with your own profile, personal information (as much as you choose to share) and your pictures.
That downright, gossiping German princess, the duchess of Orleans, cared little for the Maxims; but she was enraptured by their author, and his "ugly face, all skin and bone, though he laughed and talked quite unaffectedly and easily."
Nevertheless, I believe William is guilty less of downright dishonesty than of a persistent lack of understanding.
Variation makes it very difficult, if not downright impossible to improve a process by making the work flow and setting the drumbeat.
The quite brilliant duet returned again for more hilarity and downright exhibitionism!
Not all the jobs will be fabulously glamorous - some may be downright dowdy.
goodyeritable feast of goodies for lovers of soul, R&B, or just downright great music.
Then get ready to get downright groovy with this awesome new show Funky Cops!
This show was even more entertaining, witty and downright hilarious.
But his downright loyalty was incompatible with the spirit of concession and compromise which prevailed in the prince's council in 1649-1650, and he withdrew from active participation in the cause of royalism.
This "Palace language" appears to have come into existence from a desire to avoid the employment in the presence of royalty of downright expressions of vulgarity or of words which might be capable of conveying an unpleasant or indelicate idea other than the meaning intended.
The obligations of downright villeins became to that degree settled and regular that one of the ordinary designations of the class was custumarii.
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