In a serious, direct, straightforward manner. I told him right out that I was not interested in joining his company. He said right out that he would do what it takes to get the job.
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Also, straight out. Plainly, without holding back, as in He told her right out that he couldn't run for another term, or When Jan told us she wanted to study medicine, Dad said straight out that he couldn't afford medical school .
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