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- comparative form of : more honest
1842, W.C., “‘You will injure our cause.’”, The Oracle of Reason, Or, Philosophy Vindicated, volume 1, number 31, page 254:
- “You will hurt our cause!” has been the selfish, cowardly cry of all pseudo reformers, looking for the countenance and support of wealth and respectability, when honester men, guided by a love of principle alone, have stepped to the front, and asked no man to help them, but he who felt like themselves.
- first-person singular present passive subjunctive of honestō