To be fair, it is not clear that Kerry lost any votes for the White House drive to gain congressional support.
And if not, it's more than fair to expect a modicum of due diligence.
And, to be fair, his critics might have a point that Amis the author can be tricky to separate from the characters in his books.
“No one can promise that the democratic exercise will be completely free and fair,” he says.
A fair question, since Khal is estimated to be in his thirties.
She was terrible as an army with banners; fair as the sea or the sunset.
But it was as fair for one as the other, and the Americans tore their way through and sped on.
But to-day is perfect, and to-night will be fair with the moon at its full.
"Forgive me, Captain Alick; I did not mean it," replied the fair maiden.
I don't want to lose my job, not yet, before I've seen half the fair.'
Old English fæger "beautiful, lovely, pleasant," from Proto-Germanic *fagraz (cf. Old Saxon fagar, Old Norse fagr, Old High German fagar "beautiful," Gothic fagrs "fit"), perhaps from PIE *pek- "to make pretty" (cf. Lithuanian puošiu "I decorate").
The meaning in reference to weather (c.1200) preserves the original sense (opposed to foul). Sense of "light-complexioned" (1550s) reflects tastes in beauty; sense of "free from bias" (mid-14c.) evolved from another early meaning, "morally pure, unblemished" (late 12c.). The sporting senses (fair ball, fair catch etc.) began in 1856. Fair play is from 1590s; fair and square is from c.1600. Fair-haired in the figurative sense of "darling, favorite" is from 1909. First record of fair-weather friends is from 1736.
early 14c., from Anglo-French feyre (late 13c.), from Old French feire, from Vulgar Latin *feria "holiday, market fair," from Latin feriae "religious festivals, holidays," related to festus "solemn, festive, joyous" (see feast).
An early system on the IBM 705.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):1959-05-16].