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naive
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Who would not be angered when it was quite clear without any naive questions and when it was understood that it was useless to discuss it.
  • By way of answer he saw the little girl’s face approaching him, her full lips naively held out to kiss him.
  • I saw clearly that it was too naively expressed, and that perhaps he simply has no skill in writing…. that is a true criticism, brother.
  • It is expressed again in legal jargon, that is to say, with a too obvious display of the aim, and with a very naive eagerness.
  • "All this is very naive…. excuse me, I should have said impudent on your part," said Raskolnikov.
  • "N-no," Sonia whispered naively and timidly.
  • Svidrigailov asked in naive dismay, taking not the slightest notice of the epithet bestowed on his designs.

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  • You—Aunty, do you know the stuff in that thing makes Dr. Goebbels look like a naive little country boy?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I realize that some naive sliver of me hoped that he was better than this.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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