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I solemnly declare that I never knew he could write downright nonsense until I heard his Diary read in this Court!
Trifles which women of a coarser moral fiber would have passed over without notice, were causes of downright agony to that exquisitely sensitive temperament.
As for the ship, he had taken a downright fancy to her.
Such appellants, unsupported by money, interest, or power, seldom make out a very strong case for reparation of any sort, in this righteous world of ours, and had it not been for the goodness of the dauphine it is probable that the vicomtesse and her grand-daughter would have been reduced to downright beggary.
As he grew up he had learned to know his uncle; Philip was downright and intolerant, and he could not understand that a man might sincerely say things as a clergyman which he never acted up to as a man.
You may read the greatest part of Dickens, as you may read the greatest part of Hawthorne or Tolstoy, and not once be reminded of literature as a business or a cult, but you can hardly read a paragraph, hardly a sentence, of Thackeray's without being reminded of it either by suggestion or downright allusion.
He's a downright murderer, I know," was the dog-musher's comment.
Ellmother at once entered her protest, in her own downright way.
It is downright bewildering to allegedly have a record-breaking surplus in rice supply on one hand and experience a low inventory of rice in the warehouses of NFA on the other hand and thereby needing to import rice,' she said.
It was considered effortless, thoughtless and downright lazy.
Indiscriminate parKing outside schools can not only cause inconvenience to others but can be downright dangerous.
CARL FROCH claims he could end the career of the "arrogant, cheeky, disrespectful, downright rude" George Groves this weekend.