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The industry lore is downright jaw-dropping in the details of the cons known as “brick-in-box” returns.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, during visits like these, the parents are often downright apologetic about it.
The typically fresh-faced, photogenic 31-year-old actor is sporting a bushy, unkempt, downright Biblical-looking beard.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Persecuted is a ludicrously mushy political thriller, but the fact that it can find an audience is downright terrifying.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The book is sincere, dirty (but not in an excessive way), and downright hilarious.
Hope did not like Dorothy, whose blunt, downright ways and frank speech were such a contrast to her own easy flippancy.A Pair of Schoolgirls|Angela Brazil
That was just it, a deathlike silence, and to such a downright question.Short Stories|Fiodor Dostoievski
Having taken the Bee too early from the bandit and handling her without suspecting any risk, I received a most downright sting.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
He was just plumb, downright, miserably hungry for ham and eggs.In Pawn|Ellis Parker Butler
Newton smiled, giving him greeting in downright Ridge style.The Black Opal|Katharine Susannah Prichard