Rather explains: “I wanted to tell it as honestly and as candidly as I could with—as Lyndon Johnson used to say—the bark off.”
Norquist did, though, candidly note that, “there are outliers always willing to give a self-destructive quotation.”
"He [Wisner] was able to talk to Mubarak candidly; he gave his best counsel to Mubarak," said one official.
“When I got there the resources were so limited,” she says, candidly.
Bruni candidly writes of his weight struggles, which included bulimia, laxative abuse, and junk-food binges.
We tell you candidly they involve the safety of a very large amount of property.
Tell me candidly, Dolly, you see nothing wrong in it, do you?
"They scarcely do justice to your eminent reputation," replied Manasseh candidly.
"I don't think you had, my boy," added the officer, candidly.
"I came out here to escape certain consequences," said he candidly.
1620s, "white," from Latin candidum "white; pure; sincere, honest, upright," from candere "to shine," from PIE root *kand- "to glow, to shine" (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to "frank" first recorded 1670s (cf. French candide "open, frank, ingenuous, sincere"). Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly; candidness.