be fair

be fair

A call to treat someone fairly and sensibly. Oh, be fair—let your brother ride in the front seat for a change.
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ˌbe ˈfair!

(spoken) used to tell somebody to be reasonable in their judgement of somebody/something: Be fair! She didn’t even know you were coming today.
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References in classic literature ?
Under no circumstances could seven to one be fair. Also, he was angry, and there stirred in him the fighting beast that is in all men.
I would be fair and stately, with a bright star to shine And give a queenly air to this crimson robe of mine." And proudly she cried, "These fire-flies shall be My jewels, since the stars can never come to me." Just then a tiny dew-drop that hung o'er the dell On the breast of the bud like a soft star fell; But impatiently she flung it away from her leaf, And it fell on her mother like a tear of grief, While she folded to her breast, with wilful pride, A glittering fire-fly that hung by her side.
'There are some charges which do not make sense, but it is the right of the government to make those charges, all I am asking for is for them to be fair.
I think we must be fair to each other and I didn't talk badly.
What we want to achieve is a fair marketplace so we should be fair to businesses and consumers.
"I am going to be fair to everybody (the players) - there are times to say things and times not to say things and at the moment I am not ready to go public with my decisions."
To be fair to Metcalfe, he hasn't just got a flair for management-speak and mollification.
I try to be fair with all of them, even the ones I find it hard to form a relationship with, but nobody can win with all of them.
No need to repeat the details here - that wouldn't be fair to Susan.
Did Details honestly think that the article would be fair? Accurate?
"I am concerned that all sides be fair and be seen to be fair," said Rev.
I firmly believe the Wiesenthal Center's potential exploitation of the poesie album to be fair. But the problem with the four factors is they are malleable enough to be crafted to fit either point of view.
"It will be fair enough for people to say I am a flop if I've played 20 games or so, because that will mean I have been given a fair crack of the whip.
Guinier: I think it would be fair for a reader to take from my writing the genuine desire of a scholar and litigator to conceptualize the problem of voting discrimination.
Other managers have told me it's the same in their halls, but to be fair not all pensioners come four or five nights a week, so I never believe all I read in the media.