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frank

adjective aboveboard, blunt, candid, clear, crystal clear, decent, direct, distinct, evident, explicit, forthright, honest, ingenuous, manifest, obvious, on the up and up, open, open and aboveboard, open and sinnere, open and genuine, sincere, straight, straightforward, straight-out, unequivocal, unreserved, upfront
Associated concepts: franking privilege
See also: apparent, candid, clear, credible, direct, forthright, genuine, honest, ingenuous, simple, sincere, straightforward, unaffected
References in classic literature ?
Frank is a compound of negatives -- and there they are.
Frank shall have this splendid chance; and I'll lay you any wager you like he makes the best of it.
Clare; "but I think I have got a guinea about the house somewhere; and I'll lay you that guinea Frank comes back on our hands like a bad shilling.
But you may imagine what I felt when, just as I came to the altar rails, I glanced back and saw Frank standing and looking at me out of the first pew.
I hadn't been at the table ten minutes before I saw Frank out of the window at the other side of the road.
Then we had a talk as to what we should do, and Frank was all for openness, but I was so ashamed of it all that I felt as if I should like to vanish away and never see any of them again--just sending a line to pa, perhaps, to show him that I was alive.
She knew, of course, but I never dreamed, how French Frank was raging down below.
And the Queen asked me to row her ashore in my skiff, when at sunset French Frank prepared to take his guests ashore.
It was men like Bert and Frank Davis, like Chester Johnson and Otto Frank, like Jelly Belly and the Pinkertons, like Henderson and all the rest of the scabs, who were beaten up, shot, clubbed, or hanged.
This very exacting member of the fold appeared to be endowed with a sixth sense, in regard of knowing when the Reverend Frank Milvey least desired her company, and with promptitude appearing in his little hall.
These gifts Mrs Sprodgkin accepted, but still insisted on dutifully remaining in the hall, to curtsey to the Reverend Frank as he came forth.
But AS to the claim, Frank, I MUST say that I DO think you are OVER-considerate sometimes, and allow THAT to be a LITTLE abused.