One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In an uncompromisingly forthright way.‘a colleague bluntly told him that he had no business asking for the status report’‘to put it bluntly, investors are suffering from a crisis’
- ‘I hear on the grapevine that she was asked to reduce her invoice and bluntly refused.’
- ‘He says bluntly that he seeks to shrink government to the size where he can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.’
- ‘The committee bluntly rejected busing the higher classes to Amherst for a number of reasons.’
- ‘"I'm staying here," he replied bluntly as he continued up the stairs.’
- ‘Putting it bluntly, people generally try to avoid change.’
- ‘I can say it no more bluntly than that.’
- ‘The audience stood up and applauded him as, in his usual style, he made the point bluntly and undiplomatically.’
- ‘It's now time for us to speak bluntly about their efforts—these people are nuts!’
- ‘This is a charge that the Sun columnist has been bluntly hammering him with day in and day out.’
- ‘He bluntly admits that their model for integration has failed.’
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