bluntly


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Related to bluntly: purposely
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Synonyms for bluntly

in a blunt direct manner

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I have not yet been pained by finding any excessive talent in Middlemarch," said Lydgate, bluntly.
Norman of Torn made no attempt to deny the reason for his visit, but asked bluntly if she heard aught of Bertrade de Montfort.
You won't get it, Monty, so it's no use whining," Trent said bluntly.
I didn't have the carfare, and I live across the Bay," Martin answered bluntly, with the idea of showing them his imperative need for the money.
Excusing himself in those bluntly complimentary terms, Captain Helding drew the lieutenant aside a few steps, accidentally taking a direction that led the two officers close to the place at which Clara was standing.
The next day I met him again in the office of the Palace Hotel, and seeing him about to repeat the disagreeable performance of the day before, intercepted him in a doorway, with a friendly salutation, and bluntly requested an explanation of his altered manner.
Still regarding him sharply but not unsympathetically the man of science bluntly inquired:
Dinner being ended, and the company retired into the garden, Mr Western, who was thoroughly convinced of the certainty of what his sister had told him, took Mr Allworthy aside, and very bluntly proposed a match between Sophia and young Mr Blifil.
I can diagnose the case more bluntly if you wish," he retorted.
Thus was I bluntly dismissed from the poop, only to find Mugridge sleeping soundly from the morphine I had given him.
I'll wait here till it comes to you again, then," the boy declared bluntly.
Madam puts the matter bluntly," he answered; "but certainly if you should insist upon leaving, it would be my duty to follow you.
You seem to have but little plunder,[*] stranger, for one who is far abroad," bluntly interrupted the emigrant, as if he had a reason for wishing to change the conversation.
Until I see reason to stop, or to turn ag'in," the emigrant bluntly answered, rising at the same time, and cutting short the dialogue by the suddenness of the movement.
Gabriel Varden by name, sir,' said the locksmith bluntly.