Usage examples for artless

  1. The young girl leaned forward in her chair with an attention so breathless, a sympathy so quick, and an admiration so artless and unconscious that in an instant she divided with the speaker the attention of the whole assemblage. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  2. Above all, those artless words, " Sons shouldn't hit their fathers, anyway," fell upon him with the weight of a reproach. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  3. Her eyes had such a mingling of the childlike and the wise; her hair curled in such an artless, elegant way about her temples and in her neck; the neck itself had such a pretty set and carriage, the figure was so graceful in its girlish outlines; and above all, her manner had such an inexplicable combination of the utterly free and the utterly unapproachable. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  4. Nothing is more characteristic of Columbus than his earnest, artless, at times eloquent, and at times almost incoherent letters. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  5. But he must be a dull person who does not find another charm in Mr. Moscheles's artless narrative, mostly about nothing at all, or about the nothings that make up the joy of living to madcap boys. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  6. She knew, from having breathed it herself, the wind of health which blew about those other lives, bare and open to the view, as less artless lives were not. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  7. There was an artless wail in Mrs. Brookenham's surprise. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  8. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is the world's most popular story of adventure, told in simple and direct, but seemingly artless, prose. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  9. An innocent, artless smile parted her lips from her matchless teeth, and her face glowed with inspiration. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  10. In deference to the reader's possible prejudice against the artless method of an unpracticed historian the author ventures to substitute his own version for hers. – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  11. It's so simple it's artless. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  12. Were she seated or standing, speaking or walking, it always seemed to me that she was absolutely artless, and that she thought of nothing less than appearing to be what she was. – A Selection from the Comedies of Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  13. In the dawn of his manhood he had found that second consciousness for which young men and young women go about looking into each other's faces, with their sweet, artless aim playing in every feature, and making them beautiful to each other, as to all of us. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  14. Why are minor poets so artless, and why do they fancy they are so wicked? – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  15. It amused her to torment him, to look at him with an artless, inquiring stare when he was overwhelmed by confusion and did not know what to say. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner