His confession, told in frankness
, with the spirit of revolt behind, had repelled her.
But when he had gone the brief round of her he returned discouraged by the thought that all this frankness
and innocence were only an artificial product.
So much penetration, so much frankness
, created admiration, but did not entirely remove his suspicions.
Thus truth, frankness
, courage, love, humility and all the virtues range themselves on the side of prudence, or the art of securing a present well-being.
Certainly the ablest men that ever were, have had all an openness, and frankness
, of dealing; and a name of certainty and veracity; but then they were like horses well managed; for they could tell passing well, when to stop or turn; and at such times, when they thought the case indeed required dissimulation, if then they used it, it came to pass that the former opinion, spread abroad, of their good faith and clearness of dealing, made them almost invisible.
But it is at least refreshing to hear any one speak his mind with such frankness
. I must now ask you one question, whether you choose to answer it or not.
And this last form of jealousy tortured her most of all, especially as he had unwarily told her, in a moment of frankness
, that his mother knew him so little that she had had the audacity to try and persuade him to marry the young Princess Sorokina.
'I will learn frankness
from - let me see - from James.'
My character has ever been celebrated for its sincerity and frankness
, and in a cause of such moment as this, I shall certainly not depart from it.
Her friendliness, and utter unreserve, took me aback for a moment; yet there was no touch of forwardness, or boldness, about the child for child, almost, she seemed to be: I guessed her at scarcely over twenty--all was the innocent frankness
of some angelic visitant, new to the ways of earth and the conventionalisms or, if you will, the barbarisms--of Society.
"Monsieur meant to say the too great ardor," interrupted D'Artagnan, with perfect frankness
and much amenity.
And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness
the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.