complete; total; thoroughgoing: an out-and-out lie.
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How to use out-and-out in a sentence
And more broadly I think we need a higher bar for what we view as out-and-out race baiting.
Some say Withers is guilty, out-and-out guilty, and afraid the case against Perry won't hold good.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
He began as a thorough, out-and-out abolitionist; during the war he was a stanch Republican, and a firm admirer of Charles Sumner.
According to these words Ezekiel was either an out-and-out deceiver, a wicked man, or, he was a clairvoyant.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
I remember discussing the matter with a pacifist friend of mine, an out-and-out religious non-resistant.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
She had had a square out-and-out talk with Joe; the romance had suddenly ended; and later Larry's mother had married elsewhere.Children of the Whirlwind | Leroy Scott
British Dictionary definitions for out-and-out
(prenominal) thoroughgoing; complete
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