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straight

1. mod. honest; unembellished. Have I ever been anything but straight with you?
2. n. a tobacco cigarette; a tobacco cigarette butt. (see also slim.) No, I want a straight. That spliff makes me sneeze.
3. mod. having to do with undiluted liquor. I’ll take mine straight.
4. mod. relieved and satisfied by a dose of drugs. (Drugs.) She will be straight for a few hours, and then the same struggle all over again—all through the night.
5. mod. off drugs; no longer addicted to drugs. I’m straight now, and I’m gonna stay that way.
6. n. a square person (who does not use drugs, etc.). The straights are putting pressure on city hall to clean up this neighborhood.
7. n. a nonhomosexual; a heterosexual. (Often from the homosexual point of view.) Walter invited a few straights to the affair, just to keep things calm.
8. mod. not homosexual; not having a homosexual orientation. He wandered into a straight bar by mistake.
9. mod. excellent. This news is truly straight and I am happy to hear it.
10. mod. satisfied; having enough food or anything. Another beer? No thanks. I’m straight.
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Through a massive media, public relations, and advertising "propaganda campaign." "Gays must launch a large-scale campaign--we've called it the Waging Peace campaign--to reach straights through the mainstream media," the co-authors wrote.
Conservatives may argue that allowing gay marriage endangers matrimony for straights; in fact, creating alternatives to marriage, inch as civil unions, is far more likely to undermine the institution of marriage.
I hope that, besides the three chapters of Straight Talk in the southern Ontario area, there are similar chastity education organizations elsewhere in Canada.
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Stanton, as it happens, turns up at the end of The Straight Story, as Alvin's dilapidated brother--a lean-to shack on legs--and there's something immensely satisfying about the pairing of Farnsworth and the eternally ornery ex-repo man.
I first noticed this trend in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) where the gay couple in the story proves to be eminently more stable, mature, and poetic than any of the gaggle of rather silly straights running from bedroom to bedroom in search of true love.
Just think of what happens on The Simpsons when Marge takes a bath: She emerges from her tub with long straight blue locks.
Keeping the thighs taut and the knees straight after an eleve, the dancer descends from the full pointe by releasing to demi-pointe, then descending smoothly until the heels are on the floor.
'Just a thought, instead of [a] 'Straight Pride' parade, how about this: The 'desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children' parade?
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1 : following the same direction throughout its length : not having curves, bends, or angles <a straight line>
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