honestly, candidly, franklyadverb
(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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from honest.
It doth make me tremble,
There should those spirits yet breathe, that when they cannot
Live honestly, would rather perish basely. Ben Jonson, Catil.
For some time past all endeavours or proposals from private persons to advance the publick service, however honestly and innocently designed, have been called flying in the king’s face. Jonathan Swift.
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.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
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
All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
We have to wait and see, honestly we don't have power. We have no choice but to follow what the authorities tell us.
I honestly never had a chance to build that adult relationship with her.
I would say track and field was my savior, because if I didn't get a track scholarship, honestly, I don't know what the trajectory of my life would have been today.
I don't like talking about it anymore, because honestly I have my own feelings.
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Translations for honestly
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- honestamentCatalan, Valencian
- čestně, upřímněCzech
- francamente, honestamenteSpanish
- honnêtement, franchementFrench
- ärligt talat, uppriktig, sanningsenligSwedish
- snato, stedäliko, snatiko, stedäloVolapük
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