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guile
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceitful
  • He said it simply, guilelessly, in a little petulant whine.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (8% in)
guilelessly = innocently — without cunning (shrewdness, cleverness) or deceit

(Editor's note:  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.)
  • 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.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (11% in)

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