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  • But for downright, running-to-earth methods, look to such girls as Nan. Cited from The Shield of Silence, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • Of all hours of the day there is none like the early morning for downright good odours -- the morning before eating. Cited from Adventures In Contentment, by David Grayson
  • I'd take you for my wife tomorrow if you hadn't a friend in the world, just for downright love. Cited from The American Senator, by Anthony Trollope
  • She leaned toward me, and her eyes -- well, for downright torture, women are at times perfectly fiendish. Cited from The Range Dwellers, by B. M. Bower
  • But Mr. Gammon had to turn him off of his section for downright disobedience of orders. Cited from Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891, by Various
  • For downright earnestness of purpose, however, I would recommend the mosquitoes which will have the number of your room shortly. Cited from Every Man for Himself, by Hopkins Moorhouse
  • The wide range of human interests leaves ample room for downright, straightaway narratives of the careers of strong men. Cited from Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest
  • The smooth-bore is the gun for downright honest sport. Cited from Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier, by James Inglis
  • For downright, tantalizing cheerfulness there was no one to equal the night-watchman. Cited from The Home of the Blizzard, by Sir Douglas Mawson
  • "For downright good logic commend me to my beloved father!" cried Giovanni, breaking into a laugh at last. Cited from Sant' Ilario, by F. Marion Crawford
  • For downright jewing and most unjustifiable extortion on non-residents, commend me to a township council. Cited from Two Knapsacks, by John Campbell (AKA: J. Cawdor Bell)
  • We may regret rigidity and narrowness all we please, but there should be some respect for downright sincerity and the inability to see both sides of a question. Cited from The Earth Trembled, by E.P. Roe
  • When he met her, I saw that he could hardly bear, for downright agony, to look into her face, for he was stricken with the conviction that she was fated to die. Cited from The Worlds Greatest Books, Vol II, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J. A. Hammerton
  • The crowd he sneer'd; but sneer'd with such a grace, It pass'd for downright innocence of face. Cited from Works, Vol XII, Miscellanies Pt II, Fielding
  • Doubtless there are cruel men both white and black, but for downright brutality the nigger is hard to beat, and it is also quite certain that whom the latter does not fear he will not love. Cited from South African Memories, by Lady Sarah Wilson
  • For downright melancholy and despondency you must wait till the funny old clown comes along in his little bit of a buggy drawn by a little bit of a donkey. Cited from Back Home, by Eugene Wood
  • I tell you, my dear, I know a dozen women who could discount any soldier that ever fought in the Crimean wars, for downright heroism and pluck. Cited from A String of Amber Beads, by Martha Everts Holden
  • It is not to be compared, for downright fascination, with the exploration of an undiscovered human being. Cited from Great Possessions, by David Grayson
  • "I have been well taught in English fashion, but as you know, maitre, we were more famed for downright hard hitting than for subtlety and skill in arms." Cited from At Agincourt, by G. A. Henty
  • Third, bouncing madams, and a pack of sneaking curs on both sides of them, for no man, but for downright fear of them, would ever go nigh them. Cited from The Sleeping Bard, by Ellis Wynne
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