But even he was surprised by the candidness of the final version.
The setting, of course, is designed to allow an air of candidness, away from the Capitol Hill cameras and partisan zingers.
It feels more like a peace offering than a warning, a casual gesture signifying her candidness.
"You're not," she remonstrated with the candidness that John found later was so engaging.
The value of their joint production lies in this candidness.
He struck the final note in the candidness of the establishment, a priest whose ritual contained no mysteries.
To-day there are certain recognized courtesies of speech, and kindliness has taken the place of candidness.
1620s, "white," from Latin candidum "white; pure; sincere, honest, upright," from candere "to shine," from PIE root *kand- "to glow, to shine" (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to "frank" first recorded 1670s (cf. French candide "open, frank, ingenuous, sincere"). Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly; candidness.