Plain-dealing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Plain-dealing Practicing plain dealing; artless. See Plain dealing, under Dealing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plain-dealing Dealing with sincerity and frankness; honest; open; speaking and acting without guile.
    • n plain-dealing Sincere, frank, and honest speech or conduct; conduct or dealing that is without guile, stratagem, or disguise; sincerity and honesty in thought and act.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Plain-dealing speaking or acting plainly, candid
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. plānus, plain.

Usage

In literature:

The plain deal table, scrubbed white as cream, stood between them, lighted by one tallow candle.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
No, we reply, their bones will rest easier, and their benedictions come to us surer, for our unaffected plain-dealing.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
It was plain that if he spoke truth, he had more dealings with Cnut than were known to the Atheling.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
Why should not honesty and plain-dealing be as inviolable publicly as privately?
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
It is a plain deal closet, colored with palette scrapings.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
She was Mistress of all the pleasing Arts of Conversation, but us'd 'em not to any but those who love Plain-dealing.
"The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)" by Aphra Behn
The whole appeared to me to be written with a good deal of decent plainness and manly freedom.
"Practical English Composition: Book II." by Edwin L. Miller
There has been a great deal of poetry and very little plain prose written about the valley of Mexico.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
Next day the body of Joseph West was put in a plain deal coffin and conveyed to Store Island, where it was placed on the ground.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
The philosophy, which is mine in the strongest way, teaches plain-dealing.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
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In poetry:

The plain deal table where he sat
And signed a nation's title-deed
Is dearer now to fame than that
Which bore the scroll of Runnymede.
"One Of The Signers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I can shut my eyes and see it just as plain as yesterday,
See the harbour and the mountains and the shipping in the bay,
And the town as looked like heaven to us shellbacks fresh from sea
And I can remember Mariquita, as thought a deal o' me!
"Mariquita" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Having to deal with acne when you're also wrestling with the demands of toddlers, teenagers or maybe even perimenopause is just plain wrong.
A Plain Dealing man arrested for drug possession added more charges to his list — when Bossier Sheriff's deputies say he kicked out a deputy's patrol car window and took off running.
Plain Dealer file Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood developer Michael DeCesare has a deal for you, which also will help the community.
A Shreveport man has died in a tractor accident in Plain Dealing .
The single family one-frame home is located at 3233 Old Plain Dealing Road, less than one mile north of the Maximum Security Facility.
The 2nd Annual Plain Dealing Flea Market will be held on May 7, 2011.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc struck a deal to buy Plains Exploration & Production Co and McMoRan Exploration Co for $9 billion in a bold bid to diversify into the US energy sector as copper's prospects wane.
Let's take a quick break from the sitting-will-kill-us-all stories* and deal with the fact that spending most of the day on your butt is just plain uncomfortable.
Let's take a quick break from the sitting-will-kill-us-all stories* and deal with the fact that spending most of the day on your butt is just plain.
Freeport -McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc struck a deal to buy Plains Exploration & Production Co and McMoRan Exploration Co for $9 billion in a bold bid to diversify into the US energy sector as copper's prospects wane.
We don't often get the chance to venture off the peninsula, but an opportunity to spend Thanksgiving in Plain Dealing, La.
Terms were not disclosed, but The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported it to be a multi-year deal.
John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer Cleveland Browns rookie Brandon Weeden hopes to have his deal done by the start of training camp.
A Plain Dealing man happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time…now he's in jail on drug charges.
But presidents worrying about their legacies is always a sign of trouble, and thinking about budget deals in terms of a " legacy " is just plain silly.
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In science:

It is easier to deal with a plain distributive lattice and this makes no difference for the results in references 2-5.
Physics with exotic probability theory
The rest, is plain JETSET code, tuned on the BEBC data [19,20] and it deals reasonably well with some charm production aspects and different interactions (NC and CC).
MC generators in CHORUS
In any event, questions of uniqueness of reduced eigenstates plainly have a good deal to do with the behavior of quasiinvariant measures on Ω.
Pure eigenstates for the sum of generators of the free group
In interest-rate products, previous literature dealing with both underlying volatility and underlying/counterparty correlation is in Brigo and Pallavicini (2007), who address both plain vanilla interest-rate swaps and exotics under unilateral counterparty risk.
Bilateral counterparty risk valuation for interest-rate products: impact of volatilities and correlations
These functions are useful when dealing respectively with plain vanilla European, Asian, and lookback options.
A simple discretization scheme for nonnegative diffusion processes, with applications to option pricing
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