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- another term for barefaced
- ‘Even the lyrics had this weird charm - deliberately conventional, bald-faced, and almost cleverly just-there.’
- ‘The former, to me, is grey magic, and the latter is just plain bald-faced lying.’
- ‘There's the bald-faced retreat on several programs the president proudly trotted out as recently as last month.’
- ‘Images from ancient Egyptian religion, Hinduism and Theosophy began to show up in the paintings with bald-faced candor.’
- ‘The actions of the campaign constituted a bald-faced attempt to co-opt a servile media into stampeding public opinion in its favor.’
- ‘It would be easy to attribute his selection to bald-faced politics.’
- ‘Attempting to diffuse the growing anxiety and anger about the loss of middle class jobs, he made the bald-faced assertion that the solution is simple: More job training.’
- ‘That was a bald-faced excuse and both of them knew it.’
- ‘They quickly reverted to the more standard practice of mouthing platitudes instead of the bald-faced truth.’
- ‘The plot unfolds as a series of bald-faced cheats that would be galling but for their amiable, sheepish obviousness.’
- ‘The film has received more free advertising via bald-faced controversy than most films with little to ride on apart from artistic merit pay for.’
- ‘It all works out, and I am actually pretty impressed that such a bald-faced sales scheme could come across as being so reasonable.’
- ‘While I don't think the 60 ‘prominent’ scientists who signed the document are all bald-faced liars, I think they should certainly be more careful about attaching their good names to such a shoddy report.’
- ‘I'd be a bald-faced liar if I said Juggernaut wasn't inspired by what you hear on that channel.’
- ‘Faced with this bald-faced attack on a public entity, which has provoked widespread grassroots resistance, one would expect at least a gesture of protest by the left parties.’
- ‘Galloway, the wife of a sergeant, told the Associated Press: ‘They've bald-faced lied to us.’’
- ‘He refers to liberation theology as ‘political activism’ that ‘stressed human rights and economic reform’ - not bald-faced Marxism.’
- ‘It still amazes me that some of these guys can continue to make bald-faced claims like this at a time like this.’
- ‘Pundits and public-interest types grumble over the bald-faced cronyism, but as long as the money keeps flowing, the beneficiaries don't seem to care a whit.’
- ‘A quick Google search will show it was bald-faced lying.’
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