• WordNet 3.6
    • n candidness the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
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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)
    • n Candidness The quality of being candid.
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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.
    • n candidness The quality of being candid; openness of mind or manner; frank honesty or truthfulness; fairness; ingenuousness.
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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:

Any candidate writing her own name will be disqualified.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Before I was fairly settled in my room, the Colonel had drafted me as a candidate for the football team.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
This is the position in which a candidate is placed when he takes upon him the oath or obligation of an Entered Apprentice Mason.
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
And yet he was defective as a candidate.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
I'm goin' to call the baseball candidates to the cage soon.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
They won't dare to put up a candidate against you.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
The present owner of this record has for many years used it in the preliminary instruction of candidates.
"The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa" by Walter James Hoffman
Young men appeared in numbers, offering themselves as candidates for the ministry.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
In 1838 he was again elected to the legislature and was minority candidate for Speaker.
"Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John Hugh Bowers
I thought the candidate from Venus might give me a helping hand.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell

In poetry:

“Above me by the candid speech;
The temperate judgment of its own;
The keener thoughts that grasp and reach
At things unknown.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
The clear young eyes' soft look, the candid brow,
The fragrant hair,
Falling as through the silence falleth now
Dusk of the air.
"Tutto è Sciolto" by James Joyce
Il Vespro e` l'incubo--della mia splendida
Musa, che inebbriasi--di ardenti cantici
Allor che in candide--nebbiose bende
L'alba risplende;
"Sera" by Ferdinando Fontana
There, in apartments small and damp,
The candidate for college prizes
Sits poring by the midnight lamp;
Goes late to bed, yet early rises.
"Granta: A Medley" by Lord George Gordon Byron
With ardent hearts, and ever-open hands,
Candid and honest, brave and proud they grew,
Their lives and habits colored by fair lands
As skies give waters hue.
"Arms And The Man - The Southern Colonies" by James Barron Hope
Oft have I heard the Cant of flattering Friend
Admire my Forehead's Apollonic Bend,
Then to the Glass I've wreathed my sad Regard -
The Looking-Glass is candid to the End.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Democratic candidate James Mace filed as a write-in candidate for the District 20 Senate seat.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says Barack Obama fell " woefully short" as president by failing to keep promises he made as a candidate four years ago.
It is interesting that one of Governor Beshear's cabinet secretaries has publicly endorsed one Democratic candidate for the US Senate while the governor is openly pulling for the other major candidate.
US President Barack Obama(R) greets Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney October 16, 2012 as the candidates arrive on stage for the second presidential debate at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
17 News hosts the debate between candidates Rudy Salas and Pedro Rios, candidates for the newly-redrawn 32nd District.
The decision by Scott M Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, not to run for mayor means that the current field of candidates does not include a major Jewish candidate, a rare occurrence in New York.
Romney senior adviser Dan Senor, right, seen here talking to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, is firing back at Republicans who quickly turned on the GOP presidential candidate after he lost Nov 6 to President Barack Obama.
The event at the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce featured the candidates of the 20th district house race, almost all of the Bowling Green City Commission candidates and some unopposed candidates.
Some will award them according to the proportion of the vote each candidate gets, some will give them all to the winner, and some will award many of their delegates by the candidates' performance in each of a state's congressional districts.
PHOTO LUCI S HOUSTON CANDIDATE.TUOMY.LSH.100699 Candidate John Tuomy for Palo Alto School Board.
Like when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, we now know what happens when a candidate so weak anybody can beat him meets a candidate so weak he cannot beat anybody.
A fourth candidate for the job is scheduled to appear at a forum Dec 5 KU will release that candidate's name about two days before his or her arrival on campus, according to a university release.
In this Aug 30, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan are on stage with their wives Ann Romney and Janna Ryan at the end of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Now that we have a national primary process to select our presidential candidates, the conventions have become vestigial remains of a prior time when candidates were actually selected at them.
"If no one candidate gets 50 percent or more of the first-place votes, ballots cast for the last-place candidate are re-examined".

In science:

Three of the transients are associated with a GC or candidate and are expected to be LMXBs due to the ages of the GC populations; this includes XB163, which we have identified as a black hole candidate, as previously discussed.
12 years of X-ray variability in M31 globular clusters, including 8 black hole candidates, as seen by Chandra
Iteratively, at each depth, expand the retained (up to) B candidates into B 2k possible candidates at the next depth of the tree.
De-randomizing Shannon: The Design and Analysis of a Capacity-Achieving Rateless Code
At the time, we were able with very crude half-manual tools - to identify many more candidates in the then-public dataset, and we had suspected that the candidates list can be significantly enlarged using no addit ional data.
An Independent Planet Search In The Kepler Dataset. I. A hundred new candidates and revised KOIs
We detect a second planet candidate interior to the previously singly-transiting candidate (Figure A.12).
An Independent Planet Search In The Kepler Dataset. I. A hundred new candidates and revised KOIs
This shallow candidate (detected to 9.8σ) lies interior to the two previously known planet candidates in this system (Figure A.20).
An Independent Planet Search In The Kepler Dataset. I. A hundred new candidates and revised KOIs