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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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MacKenzie's pots now, as always, possess a basic strength, straightforwardness and warmth.
Axa's digitally friendly, memorable and modern identity reflects the simplicity and straightforwardness that we bring to our customers who are navigating a complex financial environment.
For all the straightforwardness of its details, the installation has a certain baroque flamboyance.
By Hani Al-Bahrani (with photos) NEW YORK, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- The primal feedback of an ordinary theatergoer when asked about Harold Pinters "No Man's Land" would be the foggy relation between the plays narrative and straightforwardness.
The great fun of the book though is in the crayon-style illustrations which are often wildly surprising given the straightforwardness of the text.
But it's horses for courses and many diners, particularly older ones, love the straightforwardness of Bradley's cuisine.
In an e-mail accompanying the AT&T letter, O'Mara told Alltel workers that the letter gives "a great indication of the fairness and straightforwardness with which [AT&T intends] to approach this transition.
This engagement gave an outstanding boost to the summit, drew the attention of citizens from throughout the region and becoming the talk of the town in social and media circles and on social networking sites, thanks to its sense of responsibility, straightforwardness and transparency.
But this straightforwardness does at least make it easy to navigate, although it takes some of the fun out of interacting with the app.
In the meantime, we praise the straightforwardness and the courage of the British shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander who argued 'that it was unreasonable to expect the Palestinians make an unconditional commitment to resume talks while the Israelis were still building settlements on the West Bank, which are deemed illegal under international law.
The findings show that about one-quarter of placebo response was explained by the personality traits of resiliency, straightforwardness, altruism or anger/hostility, as measured on standardized tests.
The ten dharmas or the virtues of the soul are forgiveness, humility, straightforwardness, contentment, truth, sensual restraint, austerities, charity, non-possessiveness, and celibacy.