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speaking (quite) candidly

an expression introducing a frank or forthright statement. "speaking quite candidly, I find your behavior a bit offensive," stated Frank, obviously offended. Mary: Tell me what you really think about this skirt. Sally: speaking candidly, I think you should get your money back.
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There is nothing wrong about it," said the young man, candidly.
Why, sir," said I, "if I knew where I was going, or what was likely to become of me, I would tell you candidly.
Grewgious, candidly, 'though admirably calculated to contain a day's provision for a canary- bird.
I candidly tell you, my dear boy, that if you had been awkward and overgrown, I should have exported you to some distant part of the world.
You're somewhere in the back shop across the yard, sir; and speaking quite candidly, I wish I'd never bought you of the Hospital Porter.
At the weekend, Bruno talked candidly about his latest relapse.
He looks back at his heroic 1981 Ashes win, speaks candidly about the sex and drugs allegations which dogged him for a decade, and opens up about the two-year affair that nearly cost him his marriage.
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Curran acknowledges candidly in his memoir Loyal Dissent (Georgetown University Press): "I am aware that I have failed in my writing to deal with the issue of racism in our church and in our country.
Washington is said to have candidly acknowledged the harm he had caused by his repeated use of the epithet ``faggot,'' which he had directed at co-star T.
A "must" addition to the Biography and Sports History collections for all Wisconsin community libraries, no Badger fan or college football enthusiast will want to miss reading "Don't Flinch", the truly remarkable, candidly personal and occasionally inspiring story of UW football coach Barry Alvarez
Views from Life's Middle is a memoir of the joy of middle age, candidly exploring the second half of life as a time to be enjoyed to the fullest.
Each character in turn narrates his or her take on the Trade; the story is often grotesquely violent, including rape scenes, and Wray never shies away from candidly portraying the starkest racism.
The editors candidly tell us that "as we were seeking support for the project and recruiting authors, more than one person wished us well and told us this was an important avenue for inquiry but just too hot for them to touch.