01. If you are not [honest] with others, they will lose trust in you, and never believe anything you say.
02. One of the most important principles in business is [honesty] because you must have the confidence of your clients.
03. If you aren't [honest] in business, any success you achieve will be meaningless.
04. I've always been [honest] with you, and here I find out you've been cheating on me.
05. I [honestly] tried to stop him, but I wasn't able to.
06. My daughter was always [honest] when she was little because she didn't mind arguing with us when she did something wrong.
07. [Honestly] honey, I'm sorry. I promise it will never happen again.
08. William Jennings Bryan once said that no one can earn a million dollars [honestly].
09. There is a Danish proverb which tells us, act [honestly], and answer boldly.
10. I was [honestly] surprised to hear that she had been fired even though I thought she wasn't a very good worker.
11. He is very [honest] so I know he is telling the truth.
12. To be [honest], I didn't know that you were angry at me.
13. You should do the [honest] thing and tell your mother that it was you who broke her new hairdryer.
14. Her [honesty] in all that she does is truly admirable.
15. Whenever you disagree with me, I hope you will be [honest] enough to let me know.
16. The company tries to be fair and [honest] in all its dealings.
17. He is quite [dishonest], so you have to be very careful in your dealings with him.
18. He has earned the respect of his colleagues through his hard work and [honesty].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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