Honest in a sentence

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Definition of Honest

  • Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
  • Characterized by integrity or fairness and straightforwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
  • Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
  • Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
  • not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

How to use honest in a sentence. Honest pronunciation.

He had also early in his life learned that an honest smile begets confidence; and his face, grave and even a little austere in outline, was usually lighted by a smile.
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But a strong man here at the head, with a sword in his hand, peace in his heart, who'd be just and poor-how can you make officials honest when you take all you can get yourself-!
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Yet I do not wonder men fail to keep honest in the midst of this splendour, where all is strife as to who shall have the Prince's favour; who shall enjoy the fruits of bribery, backsheesh, and monopoly; who shall wring from the slave and the toil-ridden fellah the coin his poor body mints at the corvee, in his own taxed fields of dourha and cucumbers.
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You want to tell the truth about-about it, because you are honest and hate hiding things, because you want to be punished, and so pay the price.
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One by one we all had yielded to ceaseless intrigue and common distrust of each other, until no honest man was left; till all were intent to save their lives by holding power; for in this land to lose power is to lose life.
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In thee, Saadat, Kaid has found an honest man.
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Men will call thee mad, if thou remainest honest, but that is within thine own bosom and with fate.
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I know little of the English, though I know them humane and honest; but my brother, Foorgat Bey, he was much among them, lived much in England, was a friend to many great English.
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Hereabouts is a man's life held cheap, else I had not been thy guest to-night; and Kaid's Palace itself would be empty, if every man in it must be honest.
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Kaid chuckled to have this tribute, as he thought, from a Christian, who did not blink at Oriental facts, and was honest.
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They shall all be thine-for years I have sought an honest man.
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Troubled by a deep danger drawing near, Kaid had drawn him into his tough service, half-blindly catching at his help, with a strange, almost superstitious belief that luck and good would come from the alliance; seeing in him a protection against wholesale robbery and debt-were not the English masters of finance, and was not this Englishman honest, and with a brain of fire and an eye that pierced things?
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Can less be expected from good Christians, who are sensible of the intolerable Disorders of the Play-Houses, and the Mischiefs that are brought upon Mankind by them, than that they would use all proper Methods for the Discouraging and Restraining their Relations and Friends from going to them, as they have any Concern for the Honour of God, the Good of Mankind, and the Welfare of their own Immortal Souls; that so by Persons, who have any virtuous Principles, keeping from a Place which they will never be able to frequent with Safety to themselves, under any partial Regulation; the _Players_, the unhappy, the miserable _Players_, may be necessitated to quit their Profession, and take upon them some honest and useful Employment (wherein good Men ought to encourage and assist them) and thereby the execrable Impieties of the _Play-Houses_, and the ruinous consequences of them, be prevented? XVII.
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The government of my country snubs honest simplicity but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have developed into a very capable pickpocket if I had remained in the public service a year or two.
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I shall express an honest opinion, based upon a thorough examination.
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I that venture my Carcase, nay, that venture my Soul too; and all to get an honest livelihood.
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Well, then honest _John_ here's to ye, says she; and drank off her Glass, and made _John_ fill a Brimmer and drink it off.
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They that live honest, have most quiet minds.
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That is, if you'll be honest with me.
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You are more honest than all of us, more noble than all, better than all, more clever than all!
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Examples of Honest

Example #1
From the Mokattam Hills, where he read Faith's letter again, his back against one of the forts which Napoleon had built in his Egyptian days, he scanned the distance.
Example #2
He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.
Example #3
But, no, I guess it's no good.
Example #4
We want every land to do as we do; and we want to make 'em do it.
Example #5
They are not subtle enough for the unexpected acts of honesty in the life of a true man.
Example #6
I have no fear of them.