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Word Example of - candid

    Example Sentences for candid

    I ought to render a candid account here of the impression made upon me by those two deluges of ink, Goldoni and Chiari.

    For this a candid and unbiassed attitude of mind is necessary.

    He was known to have expressed privately a candid opinion that they were a knot of damned Gladstonians.

    Honora saw the delight of that freedom in his loving and candid expression.

    When obliged to see that he had judged wrongly, his silence was the only confession: he was seldom equal to a candid apology.

    How candid he shows himself to have taken the slipped Brain!

    But under the circumstances I cannot be expected to be more than candid.

    He was no poet himself and didn't care who knew it; and he had a candid nature.

    Then, see what effect a clear and candid discussion of the topic would have on the public morality, security, and peace!

    But'—Vida looked deep into the candid eyes—'there is something you can do——'

Word Origin & History of - candid

    Word Origin & History

    candid 1620s, "white," from L. candidum "white; pure; sincere, honest, upright," from candere "to shine," from PIE base *kand- "to glow, to shine" (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to "frank" first recorded 1670s (cf. Fr. candide "open, frank, ingenuous, sincere"). Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly.

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