Her cleverness and inventiveness was exceeded only by her guile.
She had a guilelessness sometimes found in a young child being raised in a protective home.
Untrained human nature was not frank and innocent; it was full of the twists and defences of an instinctive guile.
Wharton, Edith -- The Age of Innocence
Henin plays best on clay — a slow surface more suited to her thoughtfulness and guile.
"Let not my lords be afraid," he said hastily, "for in my breast there dwells no guile."
Haggard, Rider H. -- King Solomon’s Mines
The Colonel stared into vacancy, and I wondered whether anyone could be quite so innocent of guile as he looked.
Maugham, W. Somerset -- Moon and Sixpence
She knew that he loved her—a frank, blustering fellow without guile enough to conceal his feelings, and no desire to do so.
Chopin, Kate -- The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
Poor Clarence, by thy guile betray’d to death!
Shakespeare, William -- King Richard III
I bid you now drop your guile and confess...
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
...their eyes were knowing and guileful beyond their years.
Kamala Markandaya -- Nectar in a Sieve
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If Dad didn’t let me have the materials I needed, I’d still get them, one way or another, no matter what it took—guile, tricks, or outright theft.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
the guileless crowd that sang the national anthem
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Love in the Time of Cholera
Miss Alavi was guileless in her approach, probably risking her life and certainly risking her freedom by even speaking with me.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
Jared had specifically approved of Jamie’s choice because of this guileless, vulnerable face that no one could ever doubt,
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
His eyes were as wide and guileless as those of his boy.
Kenneth Oppel -- Airborn
What is childlike humility? It’s not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. The lack of an agenda.
Todd Burpo -- Heaven Is for Real
Don’t make the mistake of underestimating a Ra’zac, for they are cunning and full of guile.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
My head swivels, but his expression is completely without guile.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
And I knew by his eyes that no guile had he, So I married my man from the North Country.
Frank McCourt -- Angela’s Ashes
With her smooth face, she looked like a young girl, frail, guileless, and innocent.
Amy Tan -- The Joy Luck Club
People were drawn to Fischer’s energy and generosity, his absence of guile, his almost childlike enthusiasm.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
Franny blew her nose with guileless abandon;
J.D. Salinger -- Franny and Zooey
At the knock on the door she grinned, and her young and still guileless face grinned back in the mirror.
J.D. Robb -- Naked in Death
Peter smiled then, so guileless that Lacy felt it smart like a stripe from a whip.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
His look was one of conviction, of guileless yet ironclad earnestness.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
He said it simply, guilelessly, in a little petulant whine.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
Her mild eyes seemed incapable of any severity or guile, and yet she has committed a murder.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
The internal arrangements of the Finch house were indicative of Simon’s guilelessness and the absolute trust with which he regarded his offspring.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
what would I see if I did look in his eyes? Blame? Indignation? Or, God forbid, what I feared most: guileless devotion?
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
Leper’s face became guileful, his voice flat and impersonal.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
This guileless confectioner was not by any means sober,
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
Milo watched Colonel Cathcart steadily with a bland and guileless expression.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
the object of the first, true, ardent, only passion of a guileless girl.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
the Hassassin cast a long, guileless glance at the table
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
So guileless was he, and ignorant of the nature of business, that he did not even realize that he had become an employee of Brown’s, and that Brown and Durham were supposed by all the world to be deadly rivals
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
He looked at her guilelessly, a milk mustache on his lip.
Stephen King -- The Shining
Then said that sly and guileful man, Odysseus:
Homer -- The Odyssey
Aunt Polly asked him questions that were full of guile... for she wanted to trap him into damaging revealments.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
All my motions focalized on pretending to be that guileless schoolgirl who had nothing more wearying to think about than mid-term exams.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
So Ruth rose up and out of her guileless inefficiency to claim her bit of balm right after the preparation of dinner and just before the return of her husband from his office.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
From the time he received this news to the end of the campaign all Kutuzov’s activity was directed toward restraining his troops, by authority, by guile, and by entreaty, from useless attacks, maneuvers, or encounters with the perishing enemy.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
It nourished itself and offered each man a partnership limited only by his talent, his guile, and his willingness and capacity for hard work.
August Wilson -- Fences
without trickery, guile, or...
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
What if history was not a reasonable citizen, but a madman full of paranoid guile and these boys his agents, his big surprise!
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
Guileless and without vanity, we were still in love with ourselves then.
Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
It is the work of a brave man surely, in whom there was no guile!
Henry David Thoreau -- Walden
Miss Bates’s gratitude for Mrs. Elton’s attentions to Jane was in the first style of guileless simplicity and warmth.
Jane Austen -- Emma
Lykoorgos had killed him, but by guile and not by force at all:
Homer -- The Iliad
He would resort to guile and declare that he scarcely felt it.
Thornton Wilder -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Their glance was guileless, profound, confident, and trustful.