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without addition, decoration, or qualification

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not having a coating of stain or varnish

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free from any effort to soften to disguise

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Britain's Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor David Gauke says British Ambassadors should be able to give 'honest, unvarnished advice'
The history explained through two subterranean levels is not well understood, but now that 2.5 million people have been told "the unvarnished truth," that may begin to change.
Tyson gives an unvarnished recounting of his life's highs and lows, including his years in prison, biting Evander Holyfield's ear, his marriages, being a tabloid target and his drug use.
This unvarnished picture of life in South Arabia is based on her diaries.
Of interest to students of Southwestern American history and Indian history, this memoir of Arizona Yavapai Mike Burns' life provides a unique and unvarnished look at the atrocities and cultural genocide committed against the native peoples of the region, and presents one man's personal perspective, molded by his experiences living as an Indian in white society, of the travails of his people.
Warren's unvarnished criticisms of the banking and finance industry won her many progressive supporters, but it also earned her some enemies on Capitol Hill.
In home furnishings, one of the top trends for 2012 carried over from 2011 continues to be wood (either as smooth unvarnished surfaces or textured accents such as chips), stone effects and botanical patterns.
In this month's Q & A, The Real Deal talked to market analysts and CEOs of brokerages to get their unvarnished views of what to expect in 2011.
Palin was responding to comments the former first lady made during a recent appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live," in which offered her unvarnished take on Palin's possible presidential ambitions.
This year she was honored as the "2010 Public Lawyer of the Year" by the New Mexico Bar Association for her "unwavering and fierce determination to provide the unvarnished facts in a nonpartisan fashion in what is usually a very partisan environment." Tackett was actively involved with NCSL throughout her career, serving on the Executive Committee, 1996-99, and chairing various committees and task forces.
Working from letters and writings of Jefferson, his family, friends, and neighbors, Crawford provides a compelling and unvarnished look at this famous Founding Father's final years.
Consultant and founder of the nonpartisan watchdog organization TheRestofUs.org Derek Cressman offers his unvarnished insights in The Recall's Broken Promise: How Big Money Still Runs California Politics, a no-nonsense denouncement of the increasingly blurry ethics of California's partisan politics.
In writing Nice Jewish Felon, Mehler presents the unvarnished truth about himself and his life; the difficult process of coming to terms with his past and determining to shape a better future is plainly evident within the prose.
Nearly three decades before the creation of the State of Israel, Chesterton observed the Christians, Jews, and Muslims of Palestine; his unvarnished conclusions are presented at face value, without any allowances for political correctness or other modern contrivances.
But then he links them to the six, retired "dissident" generals who, rather than offering unvarnished and private advice to Bush, issue a public call for him to fire his secretary of defense.