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speaking candidly

In all honesty; being totally truthful. Used to introduce an honest truth that is unpleasant to hear or difficult to accept. A: "What do you think of the plan, Mary?" B: "Speaking candidly, I think there are a number of issues with it that haven't been accounted for." Speaking candidly, this just isn't your strongest work.
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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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But if you ask me, I will answer candidly as I have...how I feel about it,' she said.
Explaining his reasons for speaking candidly about Diana, William said: "Twenty years on Harry and I felt that it was an appropriate time to open up a bit more about our mother."
By speaking out so candidly, public figures like Frank Bruno can help to vastly improve everybody's understanding of what sufferers go through.
"Even as our nations cooperate, I believe -- and I know you agree -- that we must address our differences candidly," Obama said as he welcomed Xi to the White House with full state honors.
Chinese state media reported Wednesday the first working group on U.S.-China cyber security went well, with both sides "candidly" discussing the matter and agreeing to expand cooperation.
Crvenkovski can and must be brave and candidly state that he will not seek candidature at the next congress and he must urge the leadership and the delegates to choose his successor, who will be the best one out of all the candidates, Naumov writes.
Charles has spoken candidly about how "special" his wife is, in a touching scene from an upcoming documentary about the Queen.the heir to the throneappears throughout Our Queen, which is broadcast on ITV1 tomorrow and charts the twelve months of her Diamond Jubilee year.And in one moving passage he praises wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, during an official visit to Papua New Guinea, warmly describing her "down to earth" nature.On his wife's first visit to the region last year, Prince Charles looks on with pride as she meets local people and dignitaries, and says he hopes the public recognise her qualities.The Prince turns to the camera and says: "She loved it, and I hope they found out just how special she is.
But he said: "I'm calm, I'm at ease and ready to speak candidly. I hope we'll talk for a couple of hours."
Recalling the origins of the INXS name and the impact of producer Chris Thomas, the trio speaks candidly about the tragic effect that the loss of Michael Hutchence had upon their lives.
Talihina Sky speaks candidly to the band and for the first time on film interviews other members of the Followill family and the influential people who helped to make Kings of Leon the musical phenomenon it is today.
Lots of people might suspect that, and many ex-supporters might feel betrayed by the Lib-Dems' partnership with a party they would never have contemplated voting for - but it is a surprise Mr Clegg has so candidly confessed to the shortcoming that puts his party beyond the pale for many lapsed stalwarts.
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<![CDATA[ Video: Jerusalem celebrators speak candidly about their feelings towards the Jewish state on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day]]>
Throughout the book, Weal(land candidly describes his growth as a gay man and how that affected and continues to affect his ministry.