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Perhaps because she was so artlessly determined to please them.

She said all this so openly, so artlessly, that I believed her.

"Isn't it curious that you two brothers should have the same idea," said Phil artlessly.

And as that only added to his embarrassment, I artlessly asked him what a blush really was.

The sentiments which they so artlessly confide to us show that they believed all to be over.

Ray was artlessly fond of music, especially of Mexican music.

“I will pray that he may recover, and that he may get a new heart,” said Lilly, artlessly.

That is what she meant, I suppose, by speaking so artlessly of what she called your compassion, and mine.

"Monsieur, all that you say is true," replied the young girl, artlessly.

"I do not know what that means," said Jacques Collin, artlessly looking about him.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "unskillful," from art (n.) + -less. Later also "uncultured" (1590s); then "unartificial, natural" (1670s) and "guileless, ingenuous" (1714). Related: Artlessly; artlessness.

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