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The House of Mirth
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  • He rose with a start, his ingenuous face looking as though it had been dipped in crimson: even the reddish tint in his beard seemed to deepen.
  • "It’s most awfully jolly having Miss Bart back," said Lord Hubert, in his mild deliberate voice; and Mrs. Bry added ingenuously: "I daresay the Duchess will dine with us, now that Lily’s here."

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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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