honestly, candidly, frankly(adverb)
(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
"honestly, I don't believe it"; "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience"; "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"
in an honest manner
"in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"
In an honest manner.
He answered the questions honestly.
Honestly, I didn't believe a word she said.
honorably; becomingly; decently
in an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly
"Honestly" is a song by Zwan. It was the first single from their album, Mary Star of the Sea. The song was written by Billy Corgan. The B-side "Number of the Beast" was used in the opening credits of the 2002 film Spun by director Jonas Åkerlund.
Song lyrics by honestly -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by honestly on the Lyrics.com website.
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Rank popularity for the word 'honestly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1557
Rank popularity for the word 'honestly' in Adverbs Frequency: #356
on the sly
The numerical value of honestly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of honestly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of honestly in a Sentence
I think if I wasn't married to him I would be volunteering for him, honestly, there's no one I respect and admire more and that's a great place to be as a wife.
Honestly, if I weren’t married to Joseph Strickland, I would most definitely be married to Jesse L. Martin.
And honestly, I don’t see anything coming over the horizon that could lead to another gold rush so criminals are stuck with spam.
This destabilizes European democracies, we need to start the debate about the future of our continent honestly, without the muzzle of' political correctness', without pretence, talking straight.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
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- honestamentCatalan, Valencian
- čestně, upřímněCzech
- francamente, honestamenteSpanish
- franchement, honnêtementFrench
- sanningsenlig, ärligt talat, uppriktigSwedish
- stedälo, snato, stedäliko, snatikoVolapük
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