Thesaurus / naivete
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"And he'll walk before me," responded Theodose with a naivete that touched the old maid.

The Lesser BourgeoisieHonore de Balzac

Aladdin, talking eagerly and with the naivete of a child, wondered why he had never liked this man so much before.

Aladdin O'BrienGouverneur Morris

All this she said with a charming air of naivete which enraptured while it grieved and convinced me.

His naivete and innocence had been abused; and abominable things had gone on under his roof without his knowledge.

But all he said was so prettily sedate, and the naivete of his youthful egotism was so obvious, that he disarmed his hearers.

War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy

What had been naivete and tremulous sweetness at twenty, was now conscious strength and patience.

But there is a naivete, a circumstantial air, about the "biting of her in the arm" which gives it a sort of genuine ring.

She Stands AccusedVictor MacClure

This may be naive, as to the past and the future; but it is a naivete we cannot brush aside.

Proclaim Liberty!Gilbert Seldes

There was in Evelyn still, with the penetration of the woman, the naivete of the child.

That FortuneCharles Dudley Warner

Then she said with naivete "It was not a great sum to carry on a war with."


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