He tells his fable and draws the moral with businesslike directness and simplicity; his language is terse and clear, but thoroughly prosaic, though it occasionally attains a dignity bordering on eloquence.
The plainness and directness, both of thought and of expression, which characterize Homer were doubtless qualities of his age; but the author of the Iliad (like Voltaire, to whom Arnold happily compares him) must have possessed the national gift in a surpassing degree.
The things that each most admired in the other were selfreliance, directness, moral courage.
Her directness and pure courage-- there was no other word for her insubordinate address!-- amazed him.
The Pfahlgraben is remarkable for the extraordinary directness of its southern part, which for over 50 m.