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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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To find the basic number of Straights we need to reduce this total by 10x4=40, to remove the Straights Flush cases from each of the four suits.
If we can't accept straight people as our equals, then we have no right demanding equality for ourselves.
And, the deviate duo opined, the "fastest way to convince straights that homosexuality is commonplace is to get a lot of people talking about the subject in a neutral or supportive way.
When gays get a benefit, straights want it, too, and there are many more of them.
So the growth of roles, particularly sympathetic ones, for homosexual characters over the past dozen years or so has for the most part been good news for gays and straights alike.
In college I felt pressured to identify as either straight or lesbian.
Indeed, a lot has changed in 10 years, says Kevin Jennings, executive director for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, but we've still got a way to go before gay students are treated fairly.
It's good they east the nice virgin to weed out who was gay and straight," observes Brogdon.
This woman's desperate lies had one purpose: to stoke the fear that strikes some straight people at the prospect of losing their unique access to civil matrimony.
1 EVERYONE IS STRAIGHT To paraphrase Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy, we live in a world where every movie, every TV show, and every billboard tells us we're straight.