from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who expresses his opinions with plainness; one who is frank, honest, and open in speaking and acting.
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I'm a plain-dealer, Madam, with all my faults, and 't is easy to be seen your daughters are a world's wonder.
Accept me therefore as a plain-dealer, Madam, and have the goodness to read what I cannot speak.
Did you never meet a plain-dealer to give you a dose of candour?
And you shall understand that I am a plain-dealer in such affairs when they concern this realm, and have bled little heifers like you whiter than veal and as cold as most of the dead; and will do it again if need be. '
My lord, says I, I am going to be the plain-dealer once more; if for the last time, so much the better, for I am grown weary of the part.
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