plain-spokenness

plain-spokenness

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plainspokenness

n
the quality or characteristic of being plain-spoken
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Rose might shrink at first from the plain-spokenness of the situation, but this phase would soon pass and then the fact that she knew he was not hiding his love for her even from his wife would make it far easier to press his suit and possibly to bring it to a swift consummation.
I'm built to help people," she says in a plain-spokenness that steadies the air around her.
Played by the luscious, and compelling actor Michaela Conlin, Angela is the heart of the series, a character who bridges the gap between science and art, plain-spokenness and scholarship; and between the two main characters, genius anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan and by-the-gut FBI agent Seeley Booth.
But the real key to Taylor's political longevity, and her ability to fend off election challenges, is her plain-spokenness.
MacKenzie's work displays a sturdy Midwestern plain-spokenness rather than any sort of ethereal purism.
The Reith Lectures, the last of which is yet to be broadcast when we meet, have been greeted with widespread critical approval for their pith and plain-spokenness.
We could see qualities we seemed to have in common and begin to associate them with what we meant by "dyke," like our willingness to be out in public with our clothes and postures and attitudes, and like the idealism that shone from our faces, and the honesty, plain-spokenness of our speech, and our willingness to fight for justice.
Obviously, such plain-spokenness does not go down well with government officials or with the media that subsists on official handouts.
He chooses his words deliberately, never overstating the case but always dealing with it economically, whether in the precise French expressions of a story about dining in a restaurant, which bears the French title "Le Visiteur," or in the plain-spokenness of "A Friend in the Trade," the tale about a couple who run a small press and have taken as a boarder an eccentric book-collector, a man who describes himself in words that might stand for Trevor's way of writing: "I have a minikin's lifestyle.
And the poems in Ararat are not so solemnly prophetic as in the past, choosing instead a looser, demotic style, whose Herbertian plain-spokenness some may too eagerly reproach her for-especially at junctures when poems serve only as "glue.
In its plain-spokenness and refusal to be anything other than a space where the writer can freely and spontaneously record her past, Beers' autobiography is definitely not intended to please or entertain a large general audience.