Perhaps this is a little the fault of plain-dealing, its directness being not always tempered with courtesy.
The Court was full of excitement to learn what would be the fate of this plain-dealing and fearless bishop.
The Letter is written by a plain-sailing, plain-dealing man of the world, and though on a foreign topic, is in a homely style.
There was certainly no want of plain-dealing in this communication with majesty.
I was startled with this plain-dealing; yet, there was something about the manner of the man that prevented my being displeased.
Yet, to all appearance, he was plain-dealing and easy-natured, his business shrewdness was so well wadded round with fat.
Downright and plain-dealing, and abhorring to be deceived or to deceive, he was esteemed in the country for his sense and probity.
It was only in appearance that Colonel Philippe retained the frankness, plain-dealing, and easy-going freedom of a soldier.
This is plain-dealing, my dear: and I suppose he will put it into still plainer English for me.
Still his esteem for Mr. Worthy was not at all abated by the plain-dealing of that honest friend.