Origin of candor
Examples from the Web for candor
His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.
Though Kerzner did concede that being a sock helped with his candor.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forgive my candor, though such is my wont, but much like that moose on a spit, Bernie is dead.
Without overshadowing his talented counterparts, Cedar commands the stage with a meticulous mix of stoicism and candor.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That candor demystifies the sexual appeal and, in turn, diminishes the sexual pressures.
This, sir, I submit to your candor and honor, and shall cheerfully await the decision of my superiors.Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2|John Frederick Schroeder
The earnestness of advocacy often blinds them to the proprieties and the requirements of candor and fairness.Ethics in Service|William Howard Taft
Candor compels me to state that his equipment was not large nor eminently practical.On the Frontier|Bret Harte
But candor will allow him other great and valuable endowments.Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.|Benson J. Lossing
Gentlemen have not, therefore, represented the matter with that candor which the seriousness of the subject demanded.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Word Origin and History for candor
"openness of mind, impartiality, frankness," c.1600, from Latin candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness," from candere "to shine, to be white" (see candle). Borrowed earlier in English (c.1500) with the Latin literal sense "extreme whiteness."