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  • 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!   (source)
    gullible = easily tricked because of being too trusting
  • You're so gullible!†   (source)
  • Or is this a shallow, gullible man who doesn't think about very much of anything?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They would not be suspicious of two grateful and gullible children.†   (source)
  • "You're going to work where?" was her comment; point being, as it unfolded, that AnooYoo was a collection of cesspool denizens who existed for no other reason than to prey on the phobias and void the bank accounts of the anxious and the gullible.†   (source)
  • Then I felt foolish for being so gullible.†   (source)
  • More often than not, she took them to be a deliberate affront to her lack of education and (earlier) gullibility.†   (source)
  • Oh, the gullibility.†   (source)
  • You're such a gullible fellow, Dustfinger.†   (source)
  • "Thank God you're as gullible as they are," Kote said sharply as soon as they were out of sight.†   (source)
  • Oh Lord, let no weak gullibility on my part endanger another's life.†   (source)
  • Alot of dippy, gullible, Kool-Aid— drinking couriers.†   (source)
  • Just how gullible do you think I am?†   (source)
  • Don't be so gullible.†   (source)
  • Everybody laughs, even their mother, for Maria Teresa's voice is bursting with gullible excitement.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I am not that gullible.†   (source)
  • I would have been a gullible fool and not worthy of my wealth.†   (source)
  • In the car-selling business, if you can convince someone to pay the sticker price (the price on the window of the car in the showroom), and if you can talk them into the full premium package, with the leather seats and the sound system and the aluminum wheels, 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.†   (source)
  • Once he was finished with the hatchet job that would pose as an article, people around the country would assume that everyone who lived here was gullible, foolish, and superstitious.†   (source)
  • The great old human gullibilities.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And since the victim does not have the vocabulary to understand the violence or its context, gullible, vulnerable girlfriends, looking back as the knowing adults they pretended to be in the beginning, would have to do that for her, and would have to fill those silences with their own reflective lives.†   (source)
  • It was possible he was just that gullible.†   (source)
  • He went to California to seek his fortune and lost a gullible succession of business partners there instead.†   (source)
  • I shook my head clear, praying that the sergeant was somehow toying with me and that this was a trick the career counselors played on young, gullible airmen.†   (source)
  • To Milo, who had been gullible enough to volunteer for it, the position of mess officer was a sacred trust.†   (source)
  • I hope and pray dear little thirteen-year-old Margie won't be as dumb and gullible as I was ...or is it already too late?†   (source)
  • And maybe Fang had been born yesterday and was a gullible numskull.†   (source)
  • Joffrey would have seen through her schemer's smile and let her know her place, but Tommen was more gullible.†   (source)
  • Gullible.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Not some girl born in a lab, with the power to transmit her curious fantasies to others and cloud the minds of the gullible.†   (source)
  • He is her gullible rag doll.†   (source)
  • Of course, we were young enough—and thus gullible enough—to believe them.†   (source)
  • He loved our gullibility, our innocence, and his tricks on us would last for years.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • I'm very gullible when it comes to my own words.†   (source)
  • And the curious people laughed and were discussing how foolishly and gullibly the common people were spreading such empty rumours.†   (source)
  • Their gullibility seemed now to Chief Clumly almost dangerous, and his responsibility weighed on him more heavily than before.†   (source)
  • Lidochka, the representative of the Central Committee, did not hear the partisan leader asking him to stop and continued his tired patter: "By its policy of looting, requisitioning, violence, shooting, and torture the bourgeois militarist regime in Sibera is bound to open the eyes of the gullible.†   (source)
  • They began to appreciate the tricks the more stupid boys played, one getting down behind him while he danced 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.†   (source)
  • She was just as gullible as my mom.   (source)
  • But there was a certain amount of gullibility in his dealings with adults and some abused his generosity.†   (source)
  • The irony of the situation wasn't lost on Jeremy, and he spent the rest of the day bemoaning the gullibility of true believers.†   (source)
  • He cursed himself for his gullibility and wished in panic for something like a mask or a pair of dark glasses and a false mustache to disguise him, or for a forceful, deep voice like Colonel Cathcart's and broad, muscular shoulders and biceps to enable him to step outside fearlessly and vanquish his malevolent persecutors with an overbearing authority and self-confidence that would make them all quail and slink away cravenly in repentance.†   (source)
  • A wizard young, foolish, and gullible — wandered across my path in the forest I had made my home.†   (source)
  • They wear robes and put on airs to take advantage of the ignorant and gullible.†   (source)
  • Gasman seemed like a gullible idiot, and Iggy was dead weight, as far as I could tell.†   (source)
  • Cedra was her best hope; the girl was young, naive, and gullible.†   (source)
  • "I'll also admit to the fact that certain arcanists occasionally use prepared candles or torches to impress gullible townsfolk," Ben said, clearing his throat self-consciously.†   (source)
  • I don't want everybody in the world to know what happened to me, how stupid I was, how gullible, but then they got me to thinking about little Margie and ...well ...I guess I'll do what I ought to do instead of what I want to do.†   (source)
  • What does 'gullible' mean?†   (source)
  • Pleasant but gullible.†   (source)
  • That won't be very much longer then, considering that you're so gullible and brave and that I am already such an old, old man.'†   (source)
  • Bad enough you accept the money they make stretching the spines of ignorant, gullible old Jews just off the boat from Danzig, with pains that might be rheumatism or might be carcinoma but go undiagnosed because these snake-oil shysters con them into thinking that a simple back massage will return them to glowing health.†   (source)
  • Within three weeks of his matriculation, he had been made the dupe of a half-dozen classic jokes, his ignorance of all campus tradition had been exploited, his gullibility was a byword.†   (source)
  • Bar knew all about the gullibility and knavery of people; but Physician could have given him a better insight into their tendernesses and affections, in one week of his rounds, than Westminster Hall and all the circuits put together, in threescore years and ten.†   (source)
  • Boss: You're like your dead sister, Nonnie, gullible as my wife was.†   (source)
  • I daresay you can guess that I'm not a particularly gullible person.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp gazed at her meanwhile with all the modest, patient, and gullible kindness native to him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He goes to dark Death at Akhilleus' hands and soon: being gullible he listened to Apollo, but that god will not protect him against a foul close...Why must the blameless man be hurt to no good end, for the wrongs of others?†   (source)
  • You may be testing my gullibility.†   (source)
  • She laughed at my gullibility.†   (source)
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