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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
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In later years, when Frank had reached the age of seventeen, the same curious shifting of the relative positions of parent and friend between the two neighbors was exemplified more absurdly than ever.
It's the finest chance for Frank that could possibly have happened," cried Mr.
Frank is a compound of negatives -- and there they are.
French Frank, who, unknown to me, had swallowed his chagrin since the day before, now that the money for the Razzle Dazzle was in his pocket, began to behave curiously toward me.
How was I, who had worked hard and read books of adventure, and who was only fifteen years old, who had not dreamed of giving the Queen of the Oyster Pirates a second thought, and who did not know that French Frank was madly and Latinly in love with her--how was I to guess that I had done him shame?
I am as confident of seeing Frank here before the middle of January, as I am of being here myself: but your good friend there (nodding towards the upper end of the table) has so few vagaries herself, and has been so little used to them at Hartfield, that she cannot calculate on their effects, as I have been long in the practice of doing.
Frank Churchill, in my opinion, as his father thinks.
The oars struck the water; Frank waved his cap to Clara.
Without any further explanation, Mrs Nickleby, Miss La Creevy, and brother Ned, were left alone together, and Nicholas followed brother Charles into his private room; where, to his great astonishment, he encountered Frank, whom he supposed to be abroad.
Now, Frank,' said the old gentleman, 'you were the immediate means of recovering this deed.
She was a member of the Reverend Frank's congregation, and made a point of distinguishing herself in that body, by conspicuously weeping at everything, however cheering, said by the Reverend Frank in his public ministration; also by applying to herself the various lamentations of David, and complaining in a personally injured manner (much in arrear of the clerk and the rest of the respondents) that her enemies were digging pit-falls about her, and breaking her with rods of iron.
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.