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Blunt

1. Anthony. 1907--83, British art historian and Soviet spy
2. Wilfred Scawen. 1840--1922, British poet, traveller, and anti- imperialist
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You will pardon my bluntness, but our lives are all in jeopardy here, and when we get your father back something must be done to impress upon him the dangers to which he exposes you as well as himself by his absent-mindedness.
Their expression is generally grave, and even austere, and possesses much character: this may pass either for honest bluntness or fierce determination.
Is the bluntness of moral feeling which could ask such a question as that, after what had just happened, to be pitied or condemned?
Chided gently these days for the same bluntness that ensures the show's longevity, Serling's weekly doses of mussar nevertheless characterized The Twilight Zone as a series informed by his experiences as a veteran and a Jew writing in the aftermath of World War II.
In order to counter this (and elicit responses of any interest at all) interviewers had therefore devised "stratagems of attack - shocking bluntness, sinuous lines of logic, repeated questions, affected maiden-auntish expressions of shock".
Feared by King as reckless, and despised for his bluntness.
His bluntness is clearly rooted in a great deal of truth.
According to the B'Tselem head, thanks to the sheer bluntness of current American positions and Israeli actions, Europe can no longer pretend with any degree of credibility that the policy it is pursuing is one of supporting an American-led 'peace process'.
The bluntness of incisive observation -- stench, mushy ground, remnants of bones, contaminated water -- conveys the fear and disgust of the looming truth about the plant and the ground surrounding it.
Summary: Bluntness replaces tact after Formula One team's split with engine suppliers Honda
Halliday laid it on the line with characteristic bluntness as Harry Forrester's last-gasp goal in the 1-0 win over Dundee kept them within touching distance of second place Aberdeen.
His bluntness is refreshing - attempts by Cameron's press people to control him failed - and he ends on a sober note, with harsh words for the former leader, for making "the worst political mistake made by any British Prime Minister in my lifetime".