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the honest truth

The sincere, unadulterated truth. I swear it wasn't me who broke the lamp, that's the honest truth! The honest truth is that I don't really see this relationship working out in the long run.
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Rosa, however, clasped her hands, and said with that tone of honest truth which generally finds its way to the hearts of men, --
I tell you the honest truth when I say I could squander away as many as a dozen feasts like this and never care THAT for the expense
I know it; but to tell the honest truth we was kinder - kinder driftin' when we run ag'in' young Olley.
but, anyways, we're such old friends, and t' hide a word of honest truth fro' one another would be a sin and a pity.
That's the plain honest truth, dear Barbara, upon my word it is
Baisemeaux, you're an honest fellow; in honest truth I say so.
Well," that gentleman answered, "to tell you the honest truth, Miss Morse, I'm afraid I am going to disappoint you a little.
In the daytime, when I listened attentively, I could hear, even through the boards, the voices of the demoiselles in their hours of recreation, and, to speak the honest truth, my sentimental reflections were occasionally a trifle disarranged by the not quite silvery, in fact the too often brazen sounds, which, rising from the unseen paradise below, penetrated clamorously into my solitude.
Tom colored up and looked hurt for a minute, then seemed to right himself with a shrug, and said, in his outspoken way, "To tell the honest truth, Polly, it was not a very hard one.
No sooner had he left, than Fouquet, whose impatience had hardly been able to wait for that moment, darted towards the door to close it, and then returning to the bishop, he said, "My dear D'Herblay, I think it now high time you should explain all that has passed, for, in plain and honest truth, I do not understand anything.
So the sooner he goes, the better for him, and the sooner I go, the better for me, I am sure, or else I shall have my maid gallivanting with somebody who may rob the house--though what there is to take away, besides tables and chairs, I don't know, except the miniatures: and he is a clever thief who can dispose of them to any great advantage, for I can't, I know, and that's the honest truth.
And to confess the honest truth, he needed the whole; for now the Minotaur, turning suddenly about, caught sight of Theseus, and instantly lowered his horribly sharp horns, exactly as a mad bull does when he means to rush against an enemy.
It's something that our mother did a lot and that's the time that you really get to learn, you get the experience and you actually get the honest truth out of people.
The Honest Truth about Dishonesty is mental fuel for the journey.
However, the future of British dairy farming and the health of the average person could be greatly improved if we as consumers were given the honest truth about our food choices instead of being dictated to by the huge international food companies whose only objective is profit at all costs.