sincerity


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He was not in the least affected by the severity of Miss Garth's looks and language -- he was simply relieved by her proposal, and he showed it with the most engaging sincerity.
She told me we must part, and told me why; and we condoled with one another, in all sincerity.
My dear Handel," Herbert would say to me, in all sincerity, if you will believe me, those very words were on my lips, by a strange coincidence.
It was impossible to have lived with her fifteen years and not be aware that an unselfish clinging to the right, and a sincerity clear as the flower-born dew, were her main characteristics; indeed, Godfrey felt this so strongly, that his own more wavering nature, too averse to facing difficulty to be unvaryingly simple and truthful, was kept in a certain awe of this gentle wife who watched his looks with a yearning to obey them.
But brother Brian came into our Order a moody and disappointed man, stirred, I doubt me, to take our vows and to renounce the world, not in sincerity of soul, but as one whom some touch of light discontent had driven into penitence.
She did not doubt the sincerity of her antipathy to him even when she detected herself in the act of protesting inwardly that she was not glad to meet him again, and that she would not speak to him.
Now, the value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
You have taken a shameful advantage of the candid affection of your benefactress herself, who continues to believe in your sincerity while you go about the Opera ball with Red Death
remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.
Fraud, deceit, or malice had then not yet mingled with truth and sincerity.
There is a striking incoherence in the objections which have appeared, and sometimes even from the same quarter, not much calculated to inspire a very favorable opinion of the sincerity or fair dealing of their authors.
You may have sincerity, but you have no modesty; out of the pettiest vanity you expose your sincerity to publicity and ignominy.