OUTRIGHT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OUTRIGHT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
outright
 ad.  altogether; entirely; without reservation or exception
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Jo gave a despairing groan, and Meg laughed outright, while Beth let her bread burn as she watched the fun with interest.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER ONE
2  And he looked up and laughed outright, for Jo's prim manner was rather funny when he remembered how they had chatted about cricket when he brought the cat home.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THREE
3  he looked at Meg with such a lackadiasical expression that she laughed outright and spoiled his song.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWELVE
4  Amy rebelled outright, and passionately declared that she had rather have the fever than go to Aunt March.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
5  and Amy rubbed her brilliant cheek, and showed him her white glove with a sober simplicity that made him laugh outright.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
6  Polyphemus is son to Neptune by the nymph Thoosa, daughter to the sea-king Phorcys; therefore though he will not kill Ulysses outright, he torments him by preventing him from getting home.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK I
7  Then Euryalus reviled him outright and said, "I gather, then, that you are unskilled in any of the many sports that men generally delight in."
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK VIII
8  No one shall force me one way or the other, not even though I choose to make the stranger a present of the bow outright, and let him take it away with him.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XXI
9  Gerald looked crestfallen and embarrassed, as always when caught in a kind deed, and Scarlett laughed outright at his transparency.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
10  He had been watching her and when she looked at him he laughed outright.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
11  If I make a good cotton crop, they'll tax it till I'll get nothing for it or maybe confiscate it outright and say it's Confederate cotton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
12  It would never do for her to ask outright about him, so soon after arriving.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
13  In these last-mentioned haunts you see only sailors; but in New Bedford, actual cannibals stand chatting at street corners; savages outright; many of whom yet carry on their bones unholy flesh.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
14  Drummle laughed outright, and sat laughing in our faces, with his hands in his pockets and his round shoulders raised; plainly signifying that it was quite true, and that he despised us as asses all.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVI
15  It appeared to me that she never said anything she wanted to say, outright; but hinted it, and made a great deal more of it by this practice.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
Example Sentence:
1  Although they are the biggest single party, they don't have an outright majority.
2  Instead of an outright coup attempt, the rebels want to chip away at her authority.
3  Companies are moving away from outright purchase of company cars to contract hire.
4  Kawaguchi finally resorted to an outright lie.
5  No one party is expected to gain an outright majority.
6  The response of the audience varied from outright rejection to warm hospitality.
7  She asked him outright for a divorce.
8  His memoir was full of descriptions of puissant military heroics, but most were exaggerations or outright lies.
9  His moderate Democratic Party lacks an outright majority, and coalition partners remain resistant to change.