Plain dealing

fair, sincere, honorable dealing; honest, outspoken expression of opinion.
See under Dealing.
- Shak.

See also: Dealing, Plain

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Suitors are so distasted with delays and abuses, that plain dealing, in denying to deal in suits at first, and reporting the success barely, and in challenging no more thanks than one hath deserved, is grown not only honorable, but also gracious.
"Troth, sir," said Alan, "I ask for nothing but plain dealing. In two words: do ye want the lad killed or kept?"
Nothing astonishes men so much as common-sense and plain dealing. All great actions have been simple, and all great pictures are.
This was plain dealing indeed, but it was very harsh to me, at least I thought it so.
If you ask me, or if you ask yourself--which is more likely--what emboldens me, I answer, I have been strongly assured, that you are a man of rectitude and plain dealing, with the soundest of sound hearts, and that you are blessed in a wife distinguished by the same qualities.'
I prefer plain dealing. I am quite resigned to the explosion-- but I DO want to get it over, if possible, before I go to bed."
Anthony Forest Products, founded in 1916 but incorporated in 1965, consists of a Southern pine lumber-producing mill in Urbana (Union County); wood chip mills in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, and Troup, Texas; and engineered wood-laminating plants in El Dorado and Washington, Georgia.
Behind its outrage, however, lies nostalgia for a prelapsarian Wall Street of trust and plain dealing, which is a total mirage." PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON
The Quakers who started Barclays bank believed that it should operate on the founding principles of "honesty, integrity and plain dealing," and that's why they excelled, as people could trust their scrupulous honesty.
MISUNDERSTANDING When he failed to answer, Mr Mann said: "Well I can tell you and tattoo them on your knuckles: Honesty, integrity and plain dealing."
Nor has plain dealing over immigration facts and figures where some of the wildest underestimates were used as facts about Polish workers coming to work here, hundreds of thousands more than the original published figure.