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  • My head swivels, but his expression is completely without guile.   (source)
    guile = cunning and deceitful
  • What if history was not a reasonable citizen, but a madman full of paranoid guile and these boys his agents, his big surprise!   (source)
    guile = cunning and deceit
  • ...their eyes were knowing and guileful beyond their years.   (source)
    guileful = full of cunning (shrewdness and cleverness, and perhaps deceit)
  • Mammy's victories over Scarlett were hard-won and represented guile unknown to the white mind.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewdness, cleverness)
  • Untrained human nature was not frank and innocent; it was full of the twists and defences of an instinctive guile.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewd, clever) and deceitful
  • He would resort to guile and declare that he scarcely felt it.   (source)
    guile = cunning and deceitful
  • Aunt Polly asked him questions that were full of guile... for she wanted to trap him into damaging revealments.   (source)
    guile = cunning and deceit
  • "I should have some," said Levin, not without some guile, hoping Veslovsky would be tempted by the vodka, and would go away to them.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewd, clever) and deceitful
  • Bathsheba was not conscious of guile in this matter.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewd, clever) and deceit
  • It is the work of a brave man surely, in whom there was no guile!   (source)
    guile = cunning and deceit
  • Miss Ophelia was old, and skilled in the tactics of nursing. She was from New England, and knew well the first guileful footsteps of that soft, insidious disease, which sweeps away so many of the fairest and loveliest, and, before one fibre of life seems broken, seals them irrevocably for death.   (source)
    guileful = cunning
  • Her mild eyes seemed incapable of any severity or guile, and yet she has committed a murder.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceit
  • Relying on her face alone, its guile.†   (source)
  • Bobby Lee Cook, for all his guile and resourcefulness, had not been able to free himself from a conflict in court dates.†   (source)
  • His face had an openness, an unmistakable lack of guile—Mae couldn't quite explain it to Annie, but she had no doubts about him.†   (source)
  • Lola did not need to lie, to look her supposed attacker in the eye and summon the courage to accuse him, because all that work was done for her, innocently, and without guile by the younger girl.†   (source)
  • Then Selitos stood and said, "You have beaten me once through guile, but never again.†   (source)
  • Walsh's job, as he saw it, was to create a system that suited Virgil Carter's talents: guile, nimbleness, and an ability to throw accurately, as long as he didn't have to throw far.†   (source)
  • He had no intention of paying his debts and was confident he could evade prosecution through guile and charm.†   (source)
  • A strange man, very open, yet full of guile.†   (source)
  • I had never before seen him smile without guile.†   (source)
  • Because the Sicilian had a dream: with his guile plus the Turk's strength plus the Spaniard's sword, they might become the most effective criminal organization in the civilized world.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She was always on the lookout for something special, and she wasn't above using charm, guile, or simple pleading to get what she wanted.†   (source)
  • They lack the guile for conspiracies of the body.†   (source)
  • Aphrodite was about subtlety and guile and charm.†   (source)
  • He gave her an unpleasant wink, full of guile and mischief and with no humor in it at all.†   (source)
  • By guile.†   (source)
  • She had the sort of broad and guileful smile in which you couldn't help but believe—you just wanted to make her happy so you could keep seeing it.†   (source)
  • Said with no guile.†   (source)
  • But dauntless, perhaps using one of his many credit cards for a shim, he'd slipped the lock on her tower door and come up the conchlike stairs, which, had true guile come more naturally to him, he'd have done to begin with.†   (source)
  • And now in the most casual way, with almost no attempt at secrecy or guile, he became involved in "business" deals that frightened me when he told me about them.†   (source)
  • Untrained human nature was not frank and innocent; it was full of the twists and defences of an instinctive guile.   (source)
  • 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."   (source)
  • The Colonel stared into vacancy, and I wondered whether anyone could be quite so innocent of guile as he looked.   (source)
  • She knew that he loved her--a frank, blustering fellow without guile enough to conceal his feelings, and no desire to do so.   (source)
  • Poor Clarence, by thy guile betray'd to death!   (source)
  • So they proceeded with an infinite guile that would have horrified her parents.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewd cleverness) and deceit
  • 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.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceit
  • Notwithstanding the symptoms of habitual suspicion, his countenance was not only without guile, but at the moment at which he is introduced, it was charged with an expression of sturdy honesty.   (source)
  • Lykoorgos had killed him, but by guile and not by force at all:   (source)
    guile = cunning intelligence and deceit
  • They could fire in self-defense only and defend the Red October only by bluff and guile.†   (source)
  • Colton was in that narrow window of life where he hadn't yet learned either tact or guile.†   (source)
  • He got by on guile rather than sheer physical ability.†   (source)
  • When he spoke, it was with a tinge of guile and tenderness.†   (source)
  • He seemed to be enjoying the sight without guile.†   (source)
  • I thought it was my former wives who practiced guile.†   (source)
  • "I've been thinking," said Random; "you've lost none of your old guile.†   (source)
  • The liberals minimize the importance of brute force and seek to overcome brute force with guile—and some of them do it so well that they, too, appear to have found the key to football success.†   (source)
  • Prince Oberyn had armed each of his daughters so they need never be defenseless, but Arianne Martell had no weapon but her guile.†   (source)
  • I am so cunning, crafty and clever, so filled with deceit, guile and chicanery, such a knave, so shrewd, cagey as well as calculating, as diabolical as I am vulpine, as tricky as I am untrustworthy ...well, I told you there were not words invented yet to explain how great my brain is, but let me put it this way: the world is several million years old and several billion people have at one time or another trod upon it, but I, Vizzini the Sicilian, am, speaking with pure candor and modesty, the slickest, sleekest, sliest and wiliest fellow who has yet come down the pike.†   (source)
  • He has no guile.†   (source)
  • He saw a simple, sincere face that was incapable of subtlety or guile, an honest, frank face with disunited large eyes, rusty hair, black eyebrows and an unfortunate reddish-brown mustache.†   (source)
  • Her movements were slow and languorous, without guile or stratagems, and as her large hands reached out to me I remembered how I had learned that there could be an immensely poignant beauty in the awkwardness of human beings from watching Abigail set a table or open a book or simply brush the hair from her eyes.†   (source)
  • But as a tactician, I had always thought him brilliant; and when he laid out the maps of Amber and the outlying Country which he himself had drawn, and when he had explained the tactics to be employed therein, I knew that he was a prince of Amber, almost matchless in his guile.†   (source)
  • They bared their souls before me because of an elementary honesty that did not understand guile or pretense.†   (source)
  • Yet there was a certain guile; the tone was obsequious to the point of servility ("intrude upon the honored Commandant's valuable time") when it was not delicate to a fault ("and we can understand how the excessive use of alcohol might provoke such an escapade, which was no doubt harmlessly conceived"), but the plain fact was that the poor priest had written in a controlled frenzy of unhappiness, as if he and his flock had been divested of their most revered possession, which they no doubt had been.†   (source)
  • I wanted simplicity and denied complexity, and in this I was guileful and suppressed many patents in my secret heart, and was as devising as anybody else.†   (source)
  • These despised themselves, as being the dupes of a wily fraud, a guileful snake in the grass.†   (source)
  • There Finn unto Hengest
    Strongly, unstrifeful, with oath-swearing swore,
    That he the woe-leaving by the doom of the wise ones
    Should hold in ail honour, that never man henceforth
    With word or with work the troth should be breaking, 1100
    Nor through craft of the guileful should undo it ever,
    Though their ring-giver's bane they must follow in rank
    All lordless, e'en so need is it to be:
    But if any of Frisians by over-bold speaking
    The murderful hatred should call unto mind,
    Then naught but the edge of the sword should avenge it.†   (source)
  • "An answer without guile," he snapped.†   (source)
  • But Father Vaillant had been plunged into the midst of a great industrial expansion, where guile and trickery and honourable ambition all struggled together; a territory that developed by leaps and bounds and then experienced ruinous reverses.†   (source)
  • If he was hongry we could guile him.†   (source)
  • he following dream supplies a vivid example of the fusion of opposites in the unconsjous: "I dreamed that I had guile into a street of brothels and to one of the girls.†   (source)
  • With the holder in her dark little gums between which all her guile, malice, and command issued, she had her best inspirations of strategy.†   (source)
  • At the free dispensary I'd go and do my guile not just on account of the money but so we should have some power of guidance over ourselves.†   (source)
  • An hour later when the conversation began to lag, Gerald, with a guile that belied the wide innocence of his bright blue eyes, proposed a game.†   (source)
  • Seeing the obdurate look on Scarlett's face, Mammy picked up the tray and, with the bland guile of her race, changed her tactics.†   (source)
  • Isn't that young lady Polly Simpson?" asked Jimmy, with specious guile.†   (source)
  • In that large clear eye he could see nothing that his blasé nature could understand as guile.†   (source)
  • Society had three arms in its contest with the individual, laws, public opinion, and conscience: the first two could be met by guile, guile is the only weapon of the weak against the strong: common opinion put the matter well when it stated that sin consisted in being found out; but conscience was the traitor within the gates; it fought in each heart the battle of society, and caused the individual to throw himself, a wanton sacrifice, to the prosperity of his enemy.†   (source)
  • him with her small, fine eyes, with the plush arrogance of a top dog, with her nascent transference to another man, with the accumulated resentment of years; she fought him with her money and her faith that her sister disliked him and was behind her now; with the thought of the new enemies he was making with his bitterness, with her quick guile against his wine-ing and dine-ing slowness, her health and beauty against his physical deterioration, her unscrupulousness against his moralities—for this inner battle she used even her weaknesses—fighting bravely and courageously with the old cans and crockery and bottles, empty receptacles of her expiated sins, outrages, mistakes.†   (source)
  • Here was neither guile nor rapacity.†   (source)
  • The last words of Davin's story sang in his memory and the figure of the woman in the story stood forth reflected in other figures of the peasant women whom he had seen standing in the doorways at Clane as the college cars drove by, as a type of her race and of his own, a bat-like soul waking to the consciousness of itself in darkness and secrecy and loneliness and, through the eyes and voice and gesture of a woman without guile, calling the stranger to her bed.†   (source)
  • She did not attribute guile to any.†   (source)
  • We were all disposed to wonder, but it seems to have been the merciful appointment of Providence that the heart which knew no guile should not suffer.†   (source)
  • He was of middle age; but there was an open honesty, a total absence of guile, in his face, which otherwise would not have been thought handsome, that at once assured Magnet she was in no danger.†   (source)
  • Beowulf speaks, tells how he would give his armour to his son if he had one; thanks God that he has not sworn falsely or done guilefully; and prays Wiglaf to bear out the treasure that he may see it before he dies.†   (source)
  • Pansy was really a blank page, a pure white surface, successfully kept so; she had neither art, nor guile, nor temper, nor talent—only two or three small exquisite instincts: for knowing a friend, for avoiding a mistake, for taking care of an old toy or a new frock.†   (source)
  • 'A creature,' continued the young man, passionately, 'a creature as fair and innocent of guile as one of God's own angels, fluttered between life and death.†   (source)
  • Borne to him then the cup was, and therewith friendly bidding
    In words was put forth; and gold about wounden
    All blithely they bade him bear; arm-gearings twain,
    Rail and rings, the most greatest of fashion of neck-rings
    Of them that on earth I have ever heard tell of:
    Not one under heaven wrought better was heard of
    Midst the hoard-gems of heroes, since bore away Hama
    To the bright burg and brave the neck-gear of the Brisings,
    The gem and the gem-chest: from the foeman's guile fled he 1200
    Of Eormenric then, and chose rede everlasting.†   (source)
  • The girl that finally wins you, Deerslayer, will at least win an honest heart,—one without treachery or guile; and that will be a victory that most of her sex ought to envy.†   (source)
  • It is true that one accustomed to closer observations than common, might have detected the proofs of her feebleness of intellect in the language of her sometimes vacant eyes, but they were signs that attracted sympathy by their total want of guile, rather than by any other feeling.†   (source)
  • He well remembered the cruel imputations left by March's distrust; and, while he did not wish to injure his associate's suit by exciting resentment against him, his tongue was one that literally knew no guile.†   (source)
  • To this the Lady Hera in her guile replied: .†   (source)
  • You, too, Odysseus, hero of battle guile and greed!†   (source)
  • Ye say well, said Arthur; now assay ye all my barons; but beware ye be not defiled with shame, treachery, nor guile.†   (source)
  • It may well be, said Sir Gawaine, but I dread me ever of guile; for on pain of my life, said Sir Gawaine, this knight with the red sleeve of gold is himself Sir Launcelot, I see well by his riding and by his great strokes; and the other knight in the same colours is the good young knight, Sir Lavaine.†   (source)
  • The Lady Hera answered him in guile: "I go my way to the bourne of Earth, to see Okeanos, from whom the gods arose, and Mother Tethys.†   (source)
  • But in her guile the Lady Hera said: 'You may be wrong, unable to seal your word with truth hereafter.†   (source)
  • This way, by guile, Athena led him on.†   (source)
  • Leaving them there, he hit Hippasides Kharops, a brother of the rich man, Sokos— and Sokos gallantly ran up to shield him, taking a stand before the attacker, saying: "Odysseus, great in all men's eyes, unwearied master of guile and toil, today the sons of Hippasos will be your claim to glory: either you kill and strip such men as these or die, hit by my spear.†   (source)
  • In second place Antilokhos Nestorides drove in, by guile, not speed, outrunning Menelaos, who finished, even so, close on his heels: close as a chariot wheel to a horse that pulls his master at a dead run on the plain: tips of his tail hairs whisk at the wheel rim as he runs just ahead, with no expanse between, and all the plain beyond to cover.†   (source)
  • His look was one of conviction, of guileless yet ironclad earnestness.   (source)
    guileless = without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
    standard suffix: The suffix "-less" in guileless means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.
  • muttered Dustfinger, smiling guilelessly at Elinor.   (source)
    guilelessly = innocently -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
    standard suffix: The suffix "-lessly" in guilelessly means in a manner that is without. This is the same pattern you see in words like harmlessly, fearlessly, and remorselessly.
  • With her smooth face, she looked like a young girl, frail, guileless, and innocent.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • He looked at her guilelessly, a milk mustache on his lip.   (source)
    guilelessly = innocently -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • the Hassassin cast a long, guileless glance at the table   (source)
    guileless = sincere -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • His eyes were as wide and guileless as those of his boy.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • Peter smiled then, so guileless that Lacy felt it smart like a stripe from a whip.   (source)
    guileless = innocent (cunning or deceit)
  • Milo watched Colonel Cathcart steadily with a bland and guileless expression.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • the guileless crowd that sang the national anthem   (source)
    guileless = sincere -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • She slanted her father a guileless smile.   (source)
  • Franny blew her nose with guileless abandon;   (source)
    guileless = without cunning (unconsidered)
  • Guileless and without vanity, we were still in love with ourselves then.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • ...something of her had passed to Pari. Something of her cheerful devotion, her guilelessness, her unabashed hopefulness.   (source)
    guilelessness = innocence or openness (lack of deceit or shrewdness)
  • And if he knew, then what would I see if I did look in his eyes? Blame? Indignation? Or, God forbid, what I feared most: guileless devotion?   (source)
    guileless = innocent
  • The internal arrangements of the Finch house were indicative of Simon's guilelessness and the absolute trust with which he regarded his offspring.   (source)
    guilelessness = openness (lack of cunning; i.e., not deceitful or shrewd)
  • Miss Alavi was guileless in her approach, probably risking her life and certainly risking her freedom by even speaking with me.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness)
  • Jared had specifically approved of Jamie's choice because of this guileless, vulnerable face that no one could ever doubt,   (source)
    guileless = without cunning or deceit
  • At the knock on the door she grinned, and her young and still guileless face grinned back in the mirror.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • All my motions focalized on pretending to be that guileless schoolgirl who had nothing more wearying to think about than mid-term exams.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning or deceit
  • 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.   (source)
  • Calm, guileless, and sometimes childishly animated, they looked like fat fifty-year-olds pretending they were fourteen.   (source)
    guileless = innocent (without cunning or deceit)
  • I saw again their large eyes, guileless, not yet aware that doors into wonderlands of security, opportunity and hope were closed to them.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • He said it simply, guilelessly, in a little petulant whine.   (source)
    guilelessly = innocently -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • Jimmy has a face like an old well-bred, gentle bloodhound's, with folds of flesh hanging from each side of his mouth, and big brown friendly guileless eyes, more bloodshot than any bloodhound's ever were.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning or deceit
  • her young blue eyes seemed to him at that instant images of guilelessness,   (source)
    guilelessness = openness (lack of cunning; i.e., not deceitful or shrewd)
  • Their glance was guileless, profound, confident, and trustful.   (source)
    guileless = without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • the object of the first, true, ardent, only passion of a guileless girl.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • Tom answered guilelessly: "It don't stand at all; it's all over."   (source)
    guilelessly = without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • This guileless confectioner was not by any means sober,   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • 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   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness or cleverness)
  • There was something so earnest and guileless in the way in which all this was said, and such a complete disregard of all conventional restraints and coldnesses, that Nicholas could not resist it.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • Mordred and Agravaine propose to call the guileless Arthur's attention to Guenever and Sir Launcelot.   (source)
    guileless = innocent
  • I am glad to think there were two such guileless hearts at Peggotty's marriage as little Em'ly's and mine.   (source)
    guileless = innocent -- without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • Miss Bates's gratitude for Mrs. Elton's attentions to Jane was in the first style of guileless simplicity and warmth.   (source)
    guileless = innocent (without cunning)
  • Open, candid, artless, guileless, with affections strong but simple, forming no pretensions, and knowing no disguise.   (source)
    guileless = without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit
  • And these brutes here, just wait, the moment you're gone
    they'll all be scheming against you. Kill you by guile,
    they will, and carve your birthright up in pieces.   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceit
  • Forth from their masks, ... from craft and guile and...   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewd, clever) and deceitful
  • To whom the guileful Tempter thus replied.   (source)
    guileful = full of cunning (shrewdness and cleverness, and perhaps deceit)
  • His guileful father, sent a nightly spy,   (source)
    guileful = cunning (shrewd, clever)
  • When I have most need to employ a friend,
    And most assured that he is a friend,
    Deep, hollow, treacherous, and full of guile,
    Be he unto me!   (source)
    guile = cunning (shrewd, clever) and deceitful
  • without trickery, guile, or...   (source)
  • Thus ornament is but the guiled shore
    To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf
    Veiling an Indian beauty; in a word,
    The seeming truth which cunning times put on
    To entrap the wisest.   (source)
    guiled = treacherous or deceiving
  • Miss Borrows smiled the guileless smile of the dead.†   (source)
  • I have never before seen her smile this purely, this guilelessly.†   (source)
  • Love had never been declared to her so guilelessly, so unreservedly.†   (source)
  • Her voice was guileless, yet the question plainly made the envoy anxious.†   (source)
  • Why did she have to be granted so sweet and guileless a name?†   (source)
  • Raphael looked at him with wide, guileless eyes.†   (source)
  • Her flirting was sweet, low and guileless.†   (source)
  • In his expression, I saw his mother's face at that age—sweet, guileless, intelligent.†   (source)
  • He looked at her, his face open and guileless.†   (source)
  • "Beats me," Jeb said; he lied as only a human could, smooth and guileless.†   (source)
  • Hodor blinked at him with guileless brown eyes, eyes innocent of understanding.†   (source)
  • She had seemed the most guileless of the three I had interviewed for my fake consumer survey.†   (source)
  • As I say, this was largely due to my age and a real guilelessness.†   (source)
  • Like many bitheads, Da5id is utterly guileless, but at times like this, he thinks he's the reincarnation of Machiavelli.†   (source)
  • "It seems to have worked its way loose," I explained guilelessly, batting my eyes at the nearest redcoat.†   (source)
  • You certainly couldn't dive in—I remembered how we had always pulled rusty objects out of the water with guileless curiosity— hubcaps, tin cans, bashed-in oil drums.†   (source)
  • A straight nose; a heart-shaped face; large, luminous, guileless eyes; the eyebrows arched, with a perplexed upwards turning at the inner edges.†   (source)
  • Still, Williams had summoned all the influence he could muster in the effort—the guileless charm of his mother, the delectation of Lucille Wright's cooking, the company of friends in common, and not least of all, the mysterious powers of Minerva.†   (source)
  • But I have always been contained, hemmed in, by the hard, unyielding confines of the existence that Baba has constructed for me, at first knowingly, when I was young, and now guilelessly, now that he is fading day by day.†   (source)
  • "Quite guileless," she said at last.†   (source)
  • He pronounced "educate" with the guileless midwestern cadence with which he always flavored his favorite word.†   (source)
  • Salander looked completely guileless; it was impossible to say whether she was telling the truth or not.†   (source)
  • Guileless blue eyes blinked at him.†   (source)
  • For the rest of his life, he realized, he would be torn like this, aware of Phoebe's awkwardness, the difficulties she encountered in the world simply by being different, and yet propelled beyond all this by her direct and guileless love.†   (source)
  • It was a young girl's hairstyle, and her face when she turned to Abby seemed young as well—unlined and plain and guileless.†   (source)
  • Most of them had darling personalities, and she loved to watch as they cuddled their blankets or teddy bears and stared at her with guileless expressions.†   (source)
  • Hers was a simple, guileless face, but now with eyeliner, lipstick, hair in waves down to her shoulders, she was striking.†   (source)
  • This girl's guileless remark came as an illumination, an instant knowledge that brought with it the first buds of true shame.†   (source)
  • I would have been ready for a full-on assault of charm and creative come-ons, but I'm completely unprepared for the utterly guileless apology I'm getting.†   (source)
  • 'That's right,' said Colonel Korn, nodding, gratified immeasurably by Yossarian's guileless surprise and bewilderment.†   (source)
  • Her guileless eyes appraised me lovingly and I laid my head against her cheek and let her hands stroke the back of my head.†   (source)
  • It was an old trick even then, but this time it was guileless, because she was the one who had talked about her albums as they walked from the National Theater.†   (source)
  • All of them had a guileless look about them, but complication and something more lurked behind Pilate's and Hagar's faces.†   (source)
  • The hair beneath the visor was a squirrel's nest of dirty straw, and her face ...Brienne's eyes were large and very blue, a young girl's eyes, trusting and guileless, but the rest ...her features were broad and coarse, her teeth prominent and crooked, her mouth too wide, her lips so plump they seemed swollen.†   (source)
  • The guilelessness, the innocence that wasn't innocence—I thought it could be traced back to Ferdinand, his interpretation of our relationship and his idea of what I could be used for.†   (source)
  • He was boisterous, loud and guileless.†   (source)
  • He waved to people, shook hands, made witty remarks about some current movies, and bore an air of guileless astonishment, as if he had been absent just since yesterday and could not understand why people greeted him in the manner of a triumphal homecoming.†   (source)
  • A glance at Aunt Pitty's plump guileless face, screwed up in a pout, told her that the old lady was as ignorant as she.†   (source)
  • With old ladies you were sweet and guileless and appeared as simple minded as possible, for old ladies were sharp and they watched girls as jealously as cats, ready to pounce on any indiscretion of tongue or eye.†   (source)
  • Leopold Bloom (for it is he) stands silent, with bowed head before those young guileless eyes.†   (source)
  • If I enjoy going around telling people guilelessly that I think I'm a genius, let me do it.†   (source)
  • He stooped to meet the guileless face that met his without shrinking.†   (source)
  • It was plain to ear and eye that the witness was guileless and impartial.†   (source)
  • His lean, olive-brown face, with its guileless clear eyes and his lanky figure in blue jeans vividly recalled Oak Creek to Carley.†   (source)
  • In other words, if Hans Castorp saw no compelling reason to restrain his feelings and make a secret of his condition, that was probably due not merely to generosity of spirit and guilelessness, but also to a certain encouragement he breathed from the atmosphere all around him.†   (source)
  • Mme. Verdurin, seeing that Swann was within earshot, assumed that expression in which the two-fold desire to make the speaker be quiet and to preserve, oneself, an appearance of guilelessness in the eyes of the listener, is neutralised in an intense vacuity; in which the unflinching signs of intelligent complicity are overlaid by the smiles of innocence, an expression invariably adopted by anyone who has noticed a blunder, the enormity of which is thereby at once revealed if not to those who have made it, at any rate to him in whose hearing it ought not to have been made.†   (source)
  • turned on the wording of invitations and the engraving of dinner-cards; Wetherall, with his perpetual nervous nod of acquiescence, his air of agreeing with people before he knew what they were saying; Jack Stepney, with his confident smile and anxious eyes, half way between the sheriff and an heiress; Gwen Van Osburgh, with all the guileless confidence of a young girl who has always been told that there is no one richer than her father.†   (source)
  • His big brother Charlie was in love with the guileless maiden who played the part of "Little Bright-Eyes" in "The Kaliph of Kamskatka."†   (source)
  • Had it not been for the difficulty of making acquaintances here, a difficulty to which Joachim had immediately called his attention but the primary cause of which could be traced to the fact that the cousins were, so to speak, a couple or miniature clique within the sanatorium's society and that soldierly Joachim, who was interested solely in regaining his health quickly, was fundamentally opposed to any closer contact or association with his fellow patients—had it not been for that difficulty, then, Hans Castorp would have had, and taken advantage of, many more opportunities to make his feelings known in his generous and guileless way.†   (source)
  • No more guileless-looking cabinet particulier ever offered its shelter to a clandestine couple: Archer fancied he saw the sense of its reassurance in the faintly amused smile with which Madame Olenska sat down opposite to him.†   (source)
  • It was like a wonderful poem to him, and he took it all in guilelessly—even to the conspicuous signs demanding immaculate cleanliness of the employees.†   (source)
  • In the centre of this enchanted garden Madame Nilsson, in white cashmere slashed with pale blue satin, a reticule dangling from a blue girdle, and large yellow braids carefully disposed on each side of her muslin chemisette, listened with downcast eyes to M. Capoul's impassioned wooing, and affected a guileless incomprehension of his designs whenever, by word or glance, he persuasively indicated the ground floor window of the neat brick villa projecting obliquely from the right wing.†   (source)
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