unvarnished


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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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Renegade country-rocker Bill Kirchen first gained notice as lead guitarist for Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, a band that turned a generation on to unvarnished country, boogie and rockabilly.
It is almost impossible to get an unvarnished look at an American president in action, particularly in this age of television and public relations.
Nothing too remarkable about any of that, but what sets the movie apart, what grants it an edge, is Leigh's rather startling inclination to show us people as odd as they get, as unvarnished and vulnerable as he can make them.
The tape of those training sessions was turned over to a transcription service for record keeping, and it is a rare document, revealing not only the unvarnished exchanges between a handler and his subject, worthy of Pygmalion, but the tentative efforts of a future vice president to locate his own motivations and beliefs.
Here's raw, unvarnished Patsy, minus strings, Nashville cats, echo and all the other familiar elements of her hits.
Sulzberger writes: "I tend to believe Pinochet, a man who is not blessed with a winning personality but whose unvarnished arguments have a telling ring.
The unvarnished truth is that a Valley rail line isn't going to be built.
Pledging an open door to an adviser who ``speaks the truth unvarnished,'' President Clinton named Atlanta activist Sandy Thurman on Monday as his third director of AIDS policy.
For the full, unvarnished Madonna experience, rent ``Truth or Dare'' (1991, Live, $14.
Forget about the stylized, one-note retro-soul proffered by Maxwell and others: Davis' ``Sunday Morning Music'' is an unvarnished, full-scale revitalization.
TODAY we give you the unvarnished truth about life on the NHS frontline from a hospital doctor who doesn't pull punches.
Abadoo's message: The struggle against racism remains real, visceral and unvarnished, and she's ready to confront the issue head-on.
Rocky Boyer's War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz That Won the War in the Southwest Pacific