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1. (esp of an alcoholic drink) undiluted; neat
2. (of a play, acting style, etc.) straightforward or serious
3. US sold at a fixed unit price irrespective of the quantity sold
4. Boxing (of a blow) delivered with an unbent arm
5. (of the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine) in line, rather than in a V-formation or in some other arrangement
6. a slang word for heterosexual
7. Slang not using narcotics; not addicted
8. Brit a straight part of a racetrack
9. Poker
a. five cards that are in sequence irrespective of suit
b. a hand containing such a sequence
c. (as modifier): a straight flush
10. Slang a cigarette containing only tobacco, without marijuana, etc.
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What does it mean when you dream about straightness?

For a dream to somehow emphasize straightness (as in a straight road) can indicate that the dreamer intends—or needs to—get things straightened out in her or her life. Perhaps a situation or a business deal was underhanded or “crooked.”

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In The Ploughmen, he uses cadence and rich language to pull readers through the narrative, and despite a tendency toward long sentences, he writes with a kind of straightforwardness reminiscent of Kerouac.
The song illustrates one of the album's two major themes: Accepting vulnerability, a theme that refrains again on one of the album's more challenging songs, "Coming Off A Ledge.'' In a lot of ways, the straightforwardness of the song -- with the persona giving herself permission to fall apart after a heartbreak -- seems a tad on-the-nose, but it grows on you.
With characteristic straightforwardness and good humour, MacKenzie insists that there is nothing especially noteworthy about turning 90, since it is just a number and has nothing to do with any special achievement on his part.
The gathering, which was characterized by straightforwardness, provided information related to the material, military and security levels, Mahfoudh told the press stating that these details will be taken into consideration during the national conference on terrorism to be held very soon, Mahfoudh said.
When Al Maliki won his first term in office, the US had welcomed his apparent straightforwardness and was delighted when he turned the Iraqi Army on the Shiite militias loyal to anti-American cleric Moqtada Al Sadr.
Axa's digitally friendly, memorable and modern identity reflects the simplicity and straightforwardness that we bring to our customers who are navigating a complex financial environment."
For all the straightforwardness of its details, the installation has a certain baroque flamboyance.
| By Hani Al-Bahrani (with photos) NEW YORK, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- The primal feedback of an ordinary theatergoer when asked about Harold Pinters "No Man's Land" would be the foggy relation between the plays narrative and straightforwardness.
The great fun of the book though is in the crayon-style illustrations which are often wildly surprising given the straightforwardness of the text.
In an e-mail accompanying the AT&T letter, O'Mara told Alltel workers that the letter gives "a great indication of the fairness and straightforwardness with which [AT&T intends] to approach this transition."
In the meantime, we praise the straightforwardness and the courage of the British shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander who argued 'that it was unreasonable to expect the Palestinians make an unconditional commitment to resume talks while the Israelis were still building settlements on the West Bank, which are deemed illegal under international law.
He said: "Straightforwardness means believing in the oneness of God and maintaining the obligatory prayers regularly.