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  • A man’s body is as the shell, or the tablet, of his soul, as he is reserved or ingenuous, overflowing or self-contained.
  • There was no necessity for any continuance of speech, and the fact that she did add more seemed to proceed from an unconscious desire to show unconcern by making a remark, which is noticeable in the ingenuous when they are acting by stealth.

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  • She plays a wide-eyed, ingenuous schoolgirl forced to grow up too quickly.
  • The face of the old man was stern, hard-featured, and forbidding; that of the young one, open, handsome, and ingenuous.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

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