• WordNet 3.6
    • adv candidly (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The record for the world?s worst drivers is a toss-up between two candidates: First, a 75-year-old man who received 10 traffic tickets, drove on the wrong side of the road four times, committed four hit-and-run offenses, and caused six accidents, all within 20 minutes on October 15, 1966. Second, a 62-year-old woman who failed her driving test 40 times before passing it in August, 1970 (by that time, she had spent over $700 in lessons, and could no longer afford to buy a car)
    • adv Candidly In a candid manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first losing candidate in a US presidential election was Thomas Jefferson. He lost to John Adams. George Washington had been unopposed.
    • candidly In a candid manner; openly; frankly; without trick or disguise; ingenuously.
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  • John Larroquette
    John Larroquette
    “A few years back I was more a candidate for skid row bum than an Emmy. If I hadn't stopped [drinking], I'd be playing handball with John Belushi right now.”
  • Gore Vidal
    “Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street.”
  • Jay Leno
    Jay Leno
    “If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.”
  • H. Ross Perot
    “Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?”
  • Lionel Trilling
    “Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.”


In literature:

Sir Lucius is witty and candid.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
With regard to their religious views Dr. Hagen tells us candidly that he has great hesitation in expressing an opinion.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
The thirty-five votes were scattered upon some ten different other candidates.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Candidates for the office of President and Vice-President were brought into the field by their respective adherents.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
At first we didn't have more than forty candidates to choose from.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
I'd denounce you, and you'd lose your rank and be degraded to a candidate again.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
It is the arrival of a candidate of Philosophy, Jacob Jacobi, as tutor for my children.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Candidate comes at ten and stays till two.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
Two candidates appeared for the vacant throne; the second false (p. 133) Dmitri and Vladislas, the second son of Sigismund, King of Poland.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Beyond these sums the candidate is allowed an outlay of L100 for expenses of a purely personal character.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg

In poetry:

"Jealous of others?
Not always candid?
But huge of vision
And open-handed.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Work for God and one another,—
Work with zeal!
Be candid with your brother;—
Life—life is real!
"Life’s Struggle" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
O moralizers, it is hard
When I am not a candidate
For holy wedlock's offices,
That mother has picked me out a mate,
"November" by John Crowe Ransom
You are my candidate, dear Buck,
And I your jolly pal;
You need not doubt your Hiland's pluck,
It's cheek by jowl with mal.
"Hiland-Buckingham" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
She always tries to do the right,
And if you try to blur and blight,
She'll hit you with the Christian light—
She's candid.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And if, by repeating, I took
Your time, I will candidly vow
This moral (the last in the book)
Has never been published till now!
"Envoi" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Democratic candidate Chris Murphy is in a dead heat with Republican candidate Linda McMahon.
To listen to Baker 's interview from First News at Four or to see him and the other candidates from the B/CS Chamber of Commerce's Candidates Forum from October 24, click on the attached videos.
When informed of the facts by an interviewer, I have heard supporters of one candidate or the other say that they still believe the lie because they trust their candidate and don't trust the other candidate.
I fear that today's voters are so biased for a Democratic candidate that they do not take the time to learn about the Republican candidate.
A fundraiser for state House of Representatives GOP candidate Peggy Mayfield, the Morgan County clerk, with Republican lieutenant governor candidate Sue Ellspermann, a state repres.
The six candidates for Summit County Council, appearing at a forum last week, offered some candid opinions about the Boyer Research Park at Kimball Junction and the Quinn's Junction movie studio.
Republican candidate for US Senate, former Wisconsin Gov Tommy Thompson, left, and Democratic candidate, US Rep Tammy Baldwin, participate in a debate at Marquette University Friday, Oct 26, 2012, in Milwaukee.
ADRIAN — A Michigan Supreme Court candidate is using part of her campaign to remind voters to remember the nonpartisan section of the ballot on which the candidates appear.
The day before Aug 3rd when he came in, they received a call asking that if a candidate wanted to qualify as a write-in candidate , they asked how it would work.
A candidate who praises the trees in Michigan for being exactly the right height is a candidate who carries a fixed mental image of a perfect America.
Four one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids dolls crafted in the likeness of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin will be auctioned on the website.
Instead of voting for the offered candidates nationally and locally, some voters wrote in their preferred candidates from actual local people who were not candidates such as area radio personalities.
The state Green Party has disowned congressional candidate Donald Hassig of Colton after remarks made about migrant workers at a candidates' forum in Wanakena Thursday.
US Senate candidate Rep Mazie K Hirono addresses the crowd during the Democratic Grand Rally at the Maui Tropical Plantation on Saturday afternoon as Democratic Party officials and Maui candidates look on.
Several candidates explained their stances Tuesday on local and state issues for the upcoming election at a Meet the Candidates Luncheon hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.

In science:

Only one of the candidates we observed in this region was revealed to be a Be “contaminant.” Four additional candidates remain unobserved in the field covered by Figure 19, yet they are significantly fainter than the confirmed WRs in this region, which is somewhat inconsistent with them being WRs within the G305 complex.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
If it is possible to nd matching service candidates, the re nement service attaches a list of the corresponding interface descriptions URLs (e.g. wsdl URLs) to the abstract transition. Next, the binding consists of the selection of one service instance out of the list of available service candidates at runtime.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications
The top and bottom in each event display µ CC candidate µ CC QE candidate.
Early Neutrino Data in the NO$\nu$A Near Detector Prototype
The left plot is the time distribution for the NuMI neutrino interaction candidates and the right is the time distribution for the Booster neutrino interaction candidates.
Early Neutrino Data in the NO$\nu$A Near Detector Prototype
An interim host galaxy was assigned to each SN candidate using the method of the SNLS (Sullivan et al. 2006), which uses a host-SN elliptical separation normalized by the candidate host galaxy size to assign hosts – the dimensionless R parameter described in Equation (1) of Sullivan et al. (2006).
The Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey: type Ia supernova rate measurement in z~0.1 clusters and the late-time delay time distribution