no cant

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  • Anderson knew the chief officials -- capital men, with no cant about them. Cited from Lady Merton, Colonist, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • There was no cant superstitions or affectation in his make-up, and what he said he meant. Cited from History of Kershaw's Brigade, by D. Augustus Dickert
  • Why, sir, but because the Greeks, having no cant, had better opportunities of studying models? Cited from Crotchet Castle, by Thomas Love Peacock
  • There was in his system no cant, no illusion. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V2
  • Shift the left palm a little to the right or left until the rifle stands perfectly upright (no cant) without effort. Cited from Manual for Infantry, by War Department
  • He had no cant and no hypocrisy, no pose and no fads. Cited from The Precipice, by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • Plain, sensible, and manly, no question of words and unimportant differences of opinion; no cant, high or low, just like himself. Cited from Life of John Coleridge Patteson, by C. Yonge
  • No doubts now, or careless scepticism; no cant about women having no souls and no individual being; you had made a great step to a better understanding of the world you live in. Cited from Mr. Isaacs, A Tale of Modern India, by F. Marion Crawford
  • There was no boast -- no cant -- no formal sermonising. Cited from Tour in France and Germany, Volume One, by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • He spoke reverently; there was no cant in the sentiment he uttered -- his face was too open, too manly, too fearless for hypocrisy. Cited from Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900), by A. G. Hales
  • Caleb had no cant at command, even if he could have chosen to use it; and he had been accustomed to meet all such difficulties in no other way than by doing his "business" faithfully. Cited from Middlemarch, by George Eliot[#1]
  • There is no cant in it, no excess of explanation, and it is full of suggestion,-- the raw material of possible poems and histories. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, Jan, 1858
  • Even our esteemed friend, Theodore Parker (who deals in no cant) says, in his letter, that he cannot consent to cut himself off from the slave population. Cited from William Lloyd Garrison, by Archibald H. Grimke
  • There is no cant phrase, rotten with age, but it was the dress of a living body; none but at heart it signifies a real bodily or mental condition which some have passed through. Cited from The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner #4
  • There is no cant, and strange as it may appear, there is little argument in his short-framed sentences, because they are the decided opinion of his mind and the warm expression of his heart, anxious for the salvation of his flock, as he believes he will be called to account if any be lost. Cited from The Eureka Stockade, by Carboni Raffaello
  • His religion was simple and practical; he had never had any morbid ideas; he had lived a healthy, natural, and honourable life, until he went for a mikonaree, and if he had no cant, he had not a clear idea of how many-sided, how responsible, his life must be -- until that one particular day. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • Let him use no cant and hackneyed phrases, and never approach the subject of personal piety, or speak of such feelings as penitence for sin, trust in God, and love for the Savior, unless his own heart is really at the time warmed by the emotions which he wishes to awaken in others. Cited from The Teacher, by Jacob Abbott