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After all, he could not be brutal with this guileless maiden.

He had liked all police constables tenderly, with a guileless trustfulness.

He stooped to meet the guileless face that met his without shrinking.

Perhaps she was just as sequestered and guileless and inexperienced as that.

Like my father, I was open, guileless, unsuspecting—and it destroyed me.

Here was the pale face of the ascetic, and there the guileless eyes of the saint.

No voice could have been more innocent and guileless than was hers now.

Dorothy was young and guileless, or he could never have fooled her so easily.

As it was, that guileless scheme proved fatal in its results.

Simple, you will see he was; open-faced and guileless as the day.

WORD ORIGIN

1727, from guile + -less. Related: Guilelessly; guilelessness.

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