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Look one in the eye


Be honest; truthful. Only a straight-forward person who is open and honest can be looked directly into the eyes because they are not hiding anything. It also signals a bold person who has no fear of authority when that person knows they are righteous. (Compare To my face).

“If you don’t want to marry me, then look me in the eyes and tell me.”

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