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  • gullible tourists — easily separated from their money
  • at that early age she had been gullible and in love
  • He was a gullible sort of man, he knew me by sight and reputation and it was inconceivable to him that a man of my standing should actually be a murderer!
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Emily hadn’t seen them in years, and wondered if they were still as gullible as they used to be.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars

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  • A tale told to frighten the gullible.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • They had become quite deft at sifting accurate information out of the stories of the hopelessly ignorant, gullible news writers.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • A wizard young, foolish, and gullible - wandered across my path in the forest I had made my home.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • I stood there pitying Mr. Ludsbury for his fatal thinness and reflecting that after all he had always had a gullible side.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • You’re such a gullible fellow, Dustfinger.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • And the curious people laughed and were discussing how foolishly and gullibly the common people were spreading such empty rumours.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha

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  • ...gullible, vulnerable girlfriends, looking back as the knowing adults they pretended to be in the beginning,
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Black people who had witnessed this all over the country could only despair at the gullibility of white people who, seeing all this, swallowed the old line that it was caused by communists and black agitators.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • It was possible he was just that gullible.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • In the car-selling business, if you can convince someone to ..., you can make as much in commission off that one gullible customer as you might from half a dozen or so customers who are prepared to drive a hard bargain.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "It’s a board with a little glass you move around, and it tells the future!" Everybody laughs, even their mother, for Maria Teresa’s voice is bursting with gullible excitement.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • "Thank God you’re as gullible as they are," Kote said sharply as soon as they were out of sight.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He loved our gullibility, our innocence, and his tricks on us would last for years.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • My father once said I was as gullible as a fish.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • I would have been a gullible fool and not worthy of my wealth.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Then I felt foolish for being so gullible.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Oh Lord, let no weak gullibility on my part endanger another’s life.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Was I fated to go through life a gullible and simple-minded waif, with those whom I cared for the most forever pulling the wool over my eyes?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We need to find a gullible little granny neighbor who could be coaxed into mounting a webcam in her window and aiming it at his house.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • A very dull boy, you may remember, cried "Wolf!" when there was no wolf, and the gullible villagers ran to rescue him only to find the whole thing was a joke.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • You may be testing my gullibility.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • To Milo, who had been gullible enough to volunteer for it, the position of mess officer was a sacred trust.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Oh, the gullibility.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • These reporters were thus either so naive and gullible that they ought to be packed off to other assignments, or they were people who quite consciously betrayed their journalistic function.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Boss: You’re like your dead sister, Nonnie, gullible as my wife was.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • If, on the other hand, he is an emotional, gullible man, feed him on minor poets and fifth-rate novelists of the old school until you have made him believe that "Love" is both irresistible and somehow intrinsically meritorious.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • They would not be suspicious of two grateful and gullible children.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • I daresay you can guess that I’m not a particularly gullible person.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Gasman seemed like a gullible idiot, and Iggy was dead weight, as far as I could tell.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • And maybe Fang had been born yesterday and was a gullible numskull.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • The flat sandals lowered her height and the ersatz Gucci purse marked her as a gullible tourist in Hong Kong, exactly what she was not.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • More often than not, she took them to be a deliberate affront to her lack of education and (earlier) gullibility.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Maggie rose from her seat as she threw out this illusory prospect, devoutly hoping that Apollyon was gullible; but her hope sank when the old gypsy-woman said, "Stop a bit, stop a bit, little lady; we’ll take you home, all safe, when we’ve done supper; you shall ride home, like a lady."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The thing he had done in his life most directly to please himself was his marrying Miss Archer; though in this case indeed the gullible world was in a manner embodied in poor Isabel, who had been mystified to the top of her bent.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • …and another pushing him over backwards, but they were intelligent enough never to take part in this, always to pretend thorough disapproval, always to help him to his feet and brush him off and console him if he had struck his head hard and was crying, and always to conceal their astonished delight at his utter bewilderment and gullibility and their astonished contempt at his complete lack of spirit to strike out against his tormentors, his lack of ability, even, for real solid anger.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Alot of dippy, gullible, Kool-Aid— drinking couriers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Of course, we were young enough—and thus gullible enough—to believe them.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • I’m very gullible when it comes to my own words.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Or is this a shallow, gullible man who doesn’t think about very much of anything?
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • Hans Castorp gazed at her meanwhile with all the modest, patient, and gullible kindness native to him.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She laughed at my gullibility.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • He went to California to seek his fortune and lost a gullible succession of business partners there instead.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • He is her gullible rag doll.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Joffrey would have seen through her schemer’s smile and let her know her place, but Tommen was more gullible.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Not some girl born in a lab, with the power to transmit her curious fantasies to others and cloud the minds of the gullible.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Don’t be so gullible.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
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