straight-out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj straight-out without reservation or exception
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yorewhen the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on theground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
    • a Straight-out Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise; hence, unqualified; thoroughgoing. "Straight-out and generous indignation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you strech your arms straight out as far as you can, thats about how tall you are. Try it.
    • straight-out Outand-out; straight: as, straight-out Republicans.
    • n straight-out In United States politics, one who votes a straight or strictly party ticket; a thorough partizan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Straight-out out-and-out
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Quotations

  • Immanuel Kant
    Immanuel%20Kant
    “Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.”
  • Billy Graham
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    “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. streht, pa.p. of streccan, to stretch.

Usage

In literature:

It led straight out from the channel, and across the jungle.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Hannibal, row straight out, so as to get that bundle between you and the enemy.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Think o' me walking straight into a corner like this, and no way hardly out.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
They can't hit out straight and honest, but clings and cuddles and wrastles.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
Course, I might have gone straight to Anton; but, somehow, I wanted to try out a few hints on Anna.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It did not come out of its way for Saint-Paul-du-Var, but went straight on inland Vence-wards.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Walk straight out, while I stay and explain.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Bothwell, past his first surprise, lashed out with a straight left and dropped the man.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
With a garden line drawn straight, mark out the drain, with a sharp spade, on both sides, and remove the turf.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
The trunk was beautifully straight, and the branches did not begin to spread out till very nearly at the summit.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

The sun comes out; he glows,
And straight my dreams depart,
While from the cliffs he throws
A chill across my heart.
"Early Away" by Eduard Morike
So today, when this cove puts the 'ard word on me,
I tells 'im straight out I'm 'is friend,
An' I'm goin' to 'elp 'im from sheer sympathy
With a few quid I'm goin' to lend.
"Fiduciary Friendship" by C J Dennis
A creed is a rod,
And a crown is of night;
But this thing is God,
To be man with thy might,
To grow straight in the strength of thy spirit, and live out thy life as the light.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Out of thy door I run to do the thing
That calls upon me. Straight the wind of words
Whoops from mine ears the sounds of them that sing
About their work, "My God, my father-king!"
"The Lost House" by George MacDonald
"Avenge thy father's untimely end;
To me, or another, thy gold harp lend;
This moment boune thee, and straight begone!
I rede thee, do it, my own dear son."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"To Sonderborg I'll show thee straight,
Where drink the heroes early and late:
There thou wilt find of knights a crew,
Haughty of heart, and hard to subdue."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

Ogemaw Heights' defense shut out its second straight opponent Friday as the Falcons moved above.500 for the first time this season with a 20-0 defeat of Pinconning.
With loads of meat and home delivery, Straight Out of Philly is a hit with.
What's harder to resist than fresh-baked cookies straight out of the oven.
1 at Straight Out of Philly includes a philly sandwich, wings and fries.
New hover vehicle is straight out of 'Star Wars'.
Reporter's Dream: A Mansion Straight Out Of 'Please Don't Eat the Daisies'.
Greg Smith's Letter To Goldman Sachs Is Straight Out of Mad Men.
His tactic is straight out of Mad Men.
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Straight Out of SimCity.
Straight out the trailer and into the Palace.
Straight Out Of Brad's Mouth.
New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller sat out practice for the second straight day with a sprained left ankle, leaving his status for the team's game at Jacksonville on Sunday uncertain.
Emilio Orozco joined Mexico UANL Tigres straight out of high school.
A second straight trip to Texas turned out to be too much for Geno Smith and No.
Well, the not-so-surprising news of the week out of Washington is that President Obama is now calling on Congress to schedule a straight vote on the Democrats' health-care reform measure.
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In science:

The building of full tracks out of the track segments found in the preceding phase proceeds sequentially, first via straight line fit, and then via bridging (connecting track segments) of two adjacent zones.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
Although the details have not been worked out, it would be advantageous in option 2 to inject in a utility straight section in the middle of the upper arc rather than in a long straight section.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
Numerical results of the parabolic model obtained with functions (38) integrated in the interval 0 ≤ r ≤ 2 and its straight line fitting carried out according to equation (37).
On Modelling a Relativistic Hierarchical (Fractal) Cosmology by Tolman's Spacetime. III. Numerical Results
Even if the bending stiffness A vanishes, the elastic resistance to sliding will damp out any perturbation of the straight shape.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Before going straight to the results we would like to point out a small subtlety brought by the use of µeff in the Lifshitz formula.
On the possibility of Casimir repulsion using Metamaterials
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