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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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Female: head smaller, relatively more convex; genae less protruding outward; pronotum subquadrate, relatively more convex; fore tibiae apical spur slender, straightly frontward directed.
As for] this second part on which the second contact obtains, if it connects with the first [previous] locus of contact, whether at an angle or not at an angle, then the sphere [in either case] becomes straightly extended, but this is impossible [if it is a real sphere].
Finally, a methodological tools listing is included, through which individuals--specifically those related to information science--can contribute straightly to develop the information society as well as others, which represent the general proficiencies that should be generalized and whose acquirement and application have to do more with individuals' natural skills.
It is not enough to orient or, straightly, conduct another state's affairs in an indirect or covert way, as the United States and USSR did during the Cold War years, but it is necessary to discipline directly the dissident bodies.
In this case, the MCB clearly has no incentives to adopt an overtly deceiving strategy or a concealing strategy, as it would otherwise have to forgo real benefits of output expansion in the first period; instead, it will waste no time to set its exchange-rate strategy straightly to maximize the social welfare value.
In "The Restive Brute: The Symbolic Presentation of Repression and Sublimation in Kate Chopin's 'Fedora,'" the primary piece of criticism on the story to date, Joyce Dyer suggests that such outbursts will be the extent of Fedora's expression of her sexuality: "[Fedora] may try to caress the clothing of Young Malthers (or of other men) and to press desperate kisses on the mouths of unacceptable surrogates, but in public she will forever stare straightly ahead--'unruffled.
He recommended, in fact, several guidelines that should "be observed and straightly kept" to preserve the currency.
In his first work of fiction, Drowning in Fire, Womack leaves few rocks unturned; and there are no skeletons in the closet, straightly speaking, because the Oklahoma of the main character, Josh, a gay, adolescent Creek boy growing up in the thickets, hills, and creeks of Indian territory, has the vaporous presence of all those who have died, gone missing, still live, and permeate the land of red earth.
Her answer--though a bit gushier than anything Bober or Davidson would ever allow themselves--could easily stand as an epigraph to either, or both, of their books, each of which, in its way, posits its own essential and nuanced sort of linkage and a grander, organic design: "It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.
Striped grey and green curtains hung straightly over the long windows" (54).
3 times in base of the cranium; cranial spines well developed, directed straightly backward; preocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines always present supraocular, corneal and nuchal spines absent; parietal ridges high and naked; frontal ridges low but distinct, the space between them shallowly concave; supraocular edges low or depressed, as high as or lower than the frontal ridges; mesethmoid processes slightly elevated upward; base of cranium some-what curved; parietals separated or partly meeting; ventral process of the basisphenoid well developed, entirely meeting the parasphenoid.
Clean glass and a straightly aligned photo make scanning successful.
gave to every man free liberty and choice to believe what he would; saving that he earnestly and straightly charged them that no man should conceive so vile and base an opinion of the dignity of man's nature as to think that the souls do die .
Mum thought it was obvious, so she said straightly, "Well, who do you think?