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naive
used in Of Human Bondage

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lacking experience or sophistication, and the understanding that comes from them — often too trusting or optimistic
  • To Philip it seemed crude and stupid; the naive obscenity, c'est la vie, mon cher, c'est la vie, he cried, the naive obscenity served only to emphasise the conventionality of the anecdote.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (89% in)
  • To Philip it seemed crude and stupid; the naive obscenity, c'est la vie, mon cher, c'est la vie, he cried, the naive obscenity served only to emphasise the conventionality of the anecdote.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (89% in)

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