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Straight

Direct telephone line, compared to an outside line that requires a telephone number to be dialed.

Straight

Describing a phone that connects directly to one and only one other phone. One need not dial any number between straight phones.
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For a second or two after the door had shut on them her eyes rested on the door with a straightforward fierceness in which, for a moment, a certain degree of bewilderment seemed to enter; but, after a brief hesitation, she put down her cup and proceeded to clear away the tea-things.
But he contained himself and told a simple, straightforward, truthful story.
It is this simple, direct fervor of feeling, the straightforward outpouring of the authors' hearts, that gives the ballads their power and entitles them to consideration among the far more finished works of conscious literature.
But for God's sake, be quite straightforward with me.
The years that had passed had left nothing of his old self, except the bright, straightforward look in his eyes.
The note of terms was plain, straightforward, and comprehensive, at any rate.
He was perfectly straightforward about it--as straightforward as a tile falling on your head.
I may safely say that Falk is absolutely true to my experience of certain straightforward characters combining a perfectly natural ruthlessness with a certain amount of moral delicacy.
The question is the usual plain, straightforward, common-sense question.
He soon came round again, however; and finding that Oliver's replies to his questions, were still as straightforward and consistent, and still delivered with as much apparent sincerity and truth, as they had ever been, he made up his mind to attach full credence to them, from that time forth.
They were a long while trying to discover why the accused man should tell a lie about this, when about everything else he had made a truthful and straightforward confession.
ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the evidence now shows midwife-led care to be safer than hospital for women having a straightforward (low-risk) pregnancy.