[ adverb ] (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
"honestly, I don't believe it" "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience" "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
An Anglican clergyman in Oxford sadly but frankly acknowledged to me that this is true .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
If the circumstances are faced frankly it is not reasonable to expect this to be true .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
It was a ridiculous situation and Rector knew it , for Hino , frankly partisan , openly gregarious , would make a poor espionage_agent .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
Frankly , I do n't care '' .