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  • Our other pastoral writer in expressing the same thought, deviates into downright poetry. Cited from Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753), Vol. V, Cibber
  • On my way back to Main Street, when I could think freely, my doubts began to develop into downright suspicion. Cited from Jezebel's Daughter, by Wilkie Collins
  • The moment he appeared they softened into downright cordiality. Cited from Stories by English Authors: Ireland, by Various
  • Her wistfulness had deepened into downright unhappiness, and that made his task to tell her all the harder. Cited from Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
  • The moment he appeared, they softened into downright cordiality. Cited from Phelim O'Toole's Courtship and Other Stories, by William Carleton
  • "You can't expect me to break out into downright crime -- however technical the actual offence -- unless you make it worth my while." Cited from Mr. Justice Raffles, by E. W. Hornung
  • But if they are threatened with a class war, then they will surely sulk and harden into downright Toryism. Cited from Socialism As It Is, by William English Walling
  • And as to Ajax, anger drove him into downright madness, and was the occasion of his death. Cited from Cicero's Tusculan Disputations, by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • There had never been any sympathy between them; but indifference had only matured into downright enmity, on the doctor's part, a year since. Cited from Heart and Science, by Wilkie Collins
  • It had developed from mere fireside argument and occasional dissension, into downright feud, and its present result was self- evident. Cited from God's Good Man, by Marie Corelli
  • The love of protecting too often degenerates into downright tyranny. Cited from Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • The only difficulty with him is the difficulty of concealing my own feelings, especially when he turns my dislike of him into downright hatred by sometimes reminding me of his mother. Cited from Armadale, by Wilkie Collins
  • Almost every publication of his life was attended with some sort of mystification passing into downright falsehood, and, at times, injurious to the character of his dearest friends. Cited from Hours in a Library, Volume I (of III), by Leslie Stephen
  • The king burst into a fresh roar of laughter, which changed D'Artagnan's alarm into downright terror. Cited from The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • In the matter of language this rapidity and carelessness often degenerated into downright slovenliness. Cited from James Fenimore Cooper, by Thomas R. Lounsbury
  • They would need at least ten more days to convince them into downright summer greenery, even though slender-throated doves already mated in their tops with a perfect confidence. Cited from The Boss of Little Arcady, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The faint, careless surprise upon his face changed suddenly into downright bewilderment as he saw the dust-covered bodies, the cut lips, blood-streaked cheeks, and swelling eyes of the two men. Cited from Under Handicap, by Jackson Gregory
  • Lacking genuine inspiration, struggling in consequence to impart life by tricks and conventions, he occasionally allowed himself to tumble into downright vulgarity. Cited from Since Cezanne, by Clive Bell
  • STRANGER: Because courage, when untempered by the gentler nature during many generations, may at first bloom and strengthen, but at last bursts forth into downright madness. Cited from Statesman, by Plato
  • But these unintelligent propositions were offered; and the ultimate result was this rather important one: that the harshness of Utilitarianism began to turn into downright tyranny. Cited from The Victorian Age in Literature, by G. K. Chesterton
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