in a frank manner; freely; candidly; openly; plainly: He presented his arguments frankly and objectively.

1530–40; frank1 + -ly Unabridged
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frankly (ˈfræŋklɪ)
1.  (sentence modifier) in truth; to be honest: frankly, I can't bear him
2.  in a frank manner

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Word Origin & History

1530s, from frank + -ly (1).
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Example sentences
But here they are trying to impact and frankly manipulate this age-old culture
  all on their own.
If it will be inconvenient for you to include him, please do not hesitate to
  say so frankly.
And the seventh part of all these things they give frankly and freely to the
  poor of that country.
The necessity of having to be completely faithful to current events bored me,
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