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Word: ingenuous

Definition: naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid


Sentences Containing 'ingenuous'

As Dantes spoke, Villefort gazed at his ingenuous and open countenance, and recollected the words of Renee, who, without knowing who the culprit was, had besought his indulgence for him.
He saw, I suppose, that I could not help smiling at the simplicity of this reply; and added, with a smile upon his own ingenuous face: 'Not, of course, but that my Sophy--pretty name, Copperfield, I always think?'
In MGM's film noir crime/drama "The Asphalt Jungle" Tree played May Emmerich, a bedridden woman who is the very ingenuous and frustrated wife of Alonzo Emmerich (played by Louis Calhern), a crooked lawyer and double-crosser who, although he truly loves May, is having an adulterous affair with the character played by Marilyn Monroe.
Remember, that to change thy mind upon occasion, and to follow him that is able to rectify thee, is equally ingenuous, as to find out at the first, what is right and just, without help.
That I have got ingenuous children, and that they were not born distorted, nor with any other natural deformity.
That I have such a wife, so obedient, so loving, so ingenuous.
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