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  • John Alexander was a splendid looking cadet, erect and arrogant, with an instinct for survival in the Corps that was as uncanny as it was disingenuous.†   (source)
  • Ironically, these were all the things that my father forever wanted me to consider, and to what as a teenager I had disingenuously cried, "What about love?"†   (source)
  • This objection is disingenuous.†   (source)
  • It's disingenuous to exaggerate her position and then prove the exaggerated position to be unreasonable.
  • It is disingenuous to call it an "Education" bill as it did nothing to aid education.
  • Mr Elliot is evidently a disingenuous, artificial, worldly man, who has never had any better principle to guide him than selfishness.   (source)
  • It was all quite disingenuous, as doubtless Abigail knew.†   (source)
  • It was done with the highly oxygenated, disingenuous, high-humored esprit of boys still young enough to laugh at death.†   (source)
  • The challenge of suppressing cheaters who performed their dastardly deeds so openly and disingenuously and with so much intellectual relish was immense.†   (source)
  • He was a beer saufer; droopy, small, a humorist, wry, drawn, weak, his tone nosy and quinchy, his pants in creases under his paunch; his nose curved up and presented offended and timorous nostrils, and he had round, disingenuous eyes in which he showed he was strongly defended.†   (source)
  • The Major accused him of disingenuousness, and was roughly right, but only roughly.†   (source)
  • Disingenuousness and double dealing seemed to meet him at every turn.†   (source)
  • CUSINS [disingenuously] Well—er—well, possibly, as a collector of religions— LOMAX [cunningly] Not as a drummer, though, you know.†   (source)
  • It would be disingenuous to speak of mourning, but all the same, for a while the expression in Hans Castorp's eyes was more pensive than usual.†   (source)
  • But the phrase on the priest's lips was disingenuous for he knew that a priest should not speak lightly on that theme.†   (source)
  • Woman is perfidious and disingenuous.†   (source)
  • Mr Elliot is evidently a disingenuous, artificial, worldly man, who has never had any better principle to guide him than selfishness.†   (source)
  • Still she was the first to speak; since Eau-douce could utter naught that would be disingenuous, or that would pain his friend.†   (source)
  • I am well aware that it would be disingenuous to resolve indiscriminately the opposition of any set of men (merely because their situations might subject them to suspicion) into interested or ambitious views.†   (source)
  • The disingenuous form in which this objection is usually stated has been repeatedly adverted to and exposed, but continues to be pursued in all the conversations and writings of the opponents of the plan.†   (source)
  • There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia, that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instil prejudices at any price; or as the serious offspring of political fanaticism.†   (source)
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