guileless


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The guileless peasant set down his buckets and considered.
The guileless peasant instantly resumed his buckets.
He is not guileless, and he is not a peasant--but I don't know that either point is of vital importance.
He looked at her hair done up high, with the long white veil and white flowers and the high, stand-up, scalloped collar, that in such a maidenly fashion hid her long neck at the sides and only showed it in front, her strikingly slender figure, and it seemed to him that she looked better than ever--not because these flowers, this veil, this gown from Paris added anything to her beauty; but because, in spite of the elaborate sumptuousness of her attire, the expression of her sweet face, of her eyes, of her lips was still her own characteristic expression of guileless truthfulness.
Elton's attentions to Jane was in the first style of guileless simplicity and warmth.
This guileless confectioner was not by any means sober, and had a black eye in the green stage of recovery, which was painted over.
Open, candid, artless, guileless, with affections strong but simple, forming no pretensions, and knowing no disguise.
He had liked all police constables tenderly, with a guileless trustfulness.
He stooped to meet the guileless face that met his without shrinking.
While she felt the most eager and burning desire to penetrate the mystery in which Oliver's history was enveloped, she could not but hold sacred the confidence which the miserable woman with whom she had just conversed, had reposed in her, as a young and guileless girl.
This guileless youth, descrying the position of affairs, which even his innocence could not mistake, limited his waiting to languishing admiringly against the sideboard when Bella didn't want anything, and swooping at her when she did.
The effect is a rural, guileless voice that is nearly collective.