plain-spokenness

plain-spokenness

or

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.
Fangio's all-business approach might not make for great TV, but it's appreciated by his players, who respect his unique blend of teaching, professionalism, experience, knowledge and plain-spokenness.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's plain-spokenness can be advantageous to Malaysia by ensuring the country's points are heard on the world stage, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
"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. Taylor says what she thinks and votes accordingly, even if it sometimes means she's on the losing end of a 7-1 decision.
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. As Perry made clear in the opening salvo of his first lecture, the series' title, Playing to the Gallery, is a riposte to the idea of 'sucking up to an academic elite'.
." 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.
I have commented on his plain-spokenness: Ralph had a profound distaste for cant, for obfuscation, for the rhetoric that dissembles and hides and disguises.
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." Such is the cost, perhaps, of writing a book so cohesive, one that fleshes out experience as prose might, suggesting even a linear narrative.