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used in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

2 uses
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cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceitful
  • 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.
    Chapter 1 (35% in)
guileless = innocent — without cunning or deceit

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-less" in guileless means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.)
  • All of them had a guileless look about them, but complication and something more lurked behind Pilate's and Hagar's faces.
    Chapter 2 (63% in)

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