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the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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Sheri Williams and David Reuille performed it with emotional directness. But then emotional directness has always been a strong trait of DCDC.
Southwell's best works achieve an unusual directness and simplicity, and his use of paradox and striking imagery is akin to that of the later Metaphysical poets.
Home Secretary John Reid's trademark directness certainly makes him a convincing doom merchant.
The childlike directness of these earnestly painted "copies" belies their hauntingly symbolic ethos, often underscored by a text that invariably accompanies each one: a color "Translation" of a black-and-white photo taken from a 1944 University of Montana yearbook, accompanied by excerpts from Popul Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiche Maya; the image from an article devoted to pumpkins in a government-issue horticulture brochure that Jess found on the sidewalk, accompanied by Abbe Noel Antoine Pluche's Histoire du ciel considere selon les idees des poetes, des philosophes, et de Moise (1748); or a souvenir postcard of Sarah Winchester, the eccentric widow of the rifle tycoon, accompanied by a Gaelic incantation.
A difficult and potentially contradictory brief has been resolved with directness and sensitivity.
In Mario Nascimento's Arere, the dancers of Bale de Rio Preto executed capoeira-style flings and rolls with rhythmic abandonment and a satisfying, uncomplicated directness. A similarly sensual spontaneity pulsated beneath the hides of the men and women of Cia de Dancas, seen in excerpts from Claudia de Souza's Pares.
Vinje's lyric poems are notable for their simplicity and directness and their deep appreciation of nature.
What's more, their band of Premiership players probably give them a touch more aggression and directness about their play.
Christopher Williams's photographs, individually, in series, and configured hyperconsciously with respect to given sites, often suggest a quasi documentary directness, yet they are open to metonymic drift and metaphoric condensation.
Instead, with an ingratiating directness, he allows the audience to share a hardworking, yet playful, day in the lives of a group of Cuban peasants.
The geometrical sophistication of Kahn is combined with the directness and constructional simplicity of mid-century local architecture to create a rigorous but refined vocabulary of forms that is particularly welcome in New Zealand, after a virulent phase of Post-Modern wilfulness.
Shot during the making of the videos but intended as an independent expression, these silent thoughts on female identity--the fear conveyed by the artist's concealed head in Pain, Pleasure, Guilt, 1999, and the unnerving depictions of women acting like animals in The Rabbit, The Pony, and The Ape, all 2002--demonstrate the growing formal complexity and emotional directness of Tykka's work.
The policy was directness and simplicity in the modern elements along with faithful repair and conservation of the old.
History, society, and community resonate through physical imagery that is breathtaking in its simple directness and stunning originality.
IT'S good to see that the SFA's stand on Hearts' boss Craig Levein's tendency for directness where after match comments are concerned has paid off.
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