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Definitioninnocent as in lacking in sophistication or worldliness — especially in being direct and not masking feelings
- I was ingenuous and young, and I thought so.Chapters 16-18 (53% in)
- He saw, I suppose, that I could not help smiling at the simplicity of this reply; and added, with a smile upon his own ingenuous face: 'Not, of course, but that my Sophy — pretty name, Copperfield, I always think?'Chapters 34-36 (6% in)
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