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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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It features the first trumpet and trombone, beginning "fairly straightforwardly, but [then] morphs into a very colorful middle section featuring some unusual but pleasant harmony and rhythms, before finishing in a more traditional manner.
When it comes to marriage, American law is straightforwardly binary: You can be married or you can be unmarried.
The novel moves ahead straightforwardly, and the mystery unfolds so that it comes as no surprise when the killer is disclosed, but not before red herrings are introduced.
But even that doesn't go straightforwardly, with William bedridden for weeks with a serious illness when Marta and the girls finally reach home.
Jeremy Todd, of support group Family Lives, said: "Trolling is straightforwardly bullying, intimidation and harassment perpetrated by a person who feels anonymous because they don't have to use their real identity.
Yadav also said that the UPA-led Centre should have straightforwardly dismissed the statement of the seer who had a dream about the gold as "baseless".
This text is a survey of Dublin's many "urban landscapes" that exceed or inform its straightforwardly physical ones.
Kao has also extended the Biore line with a new item, Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser, which has been formulated to help skin that is neither straightforwardly dry nor oily, or has complicated issues.
The English version of this vibrant and eclectic journal reflects its manifesto: "No other work of art that I know of deals with the aggravations we face every day so straightforwardly and with such liberating humor" The first volume includes poems, short stories, a fictional diary, an interview, and a manga inspired by Kafka.
Straightforwardly structured pop music is always a tricky thing to pull off.
A straightforwardly dramatic counterpoint that explores Sarkozy's marital woes is almost lost in the political melee.