Usage examples for guileless

  1. The captain looked into the speaker's guileless eyes and also did some rapid thinking. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  2. He was a daring young novelist who was being made much of during those years; for at that still somewhat guileless time to be daring had been to be original. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  3. Had it been possible for them to conceive that Mary could have been received with anything short of rapture, Lady Juliana's letter might in some measure have opened the eyes of their understanding; but to the guileless sisters it seemed everything that was proper. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  4. He loved her for her fair beauty, but most of all for the pure, guileless heart that knew no shadow of evil upon which the world had never even breathed. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  5. Miss Meg, that silver- grey gum before you, guileless of leaves, indicates Duck Water. – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  6. " A year will not be very long," she said, " and in the new scenes to which you are going it will pass rapidly away;" and then, in her childlike, guileless manner, she drew a glowing picture of the future, when, her own health restored, they would return to their old home in Leominster, where, after a few months more, he would bring to them his bride. – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  7. It was not silly; the smiling faces all wore the sweet, simple look of guileless childhood. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  8. They are the most gentle, guileless creatures. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  9. This story, unhappily for the guileless simplicity of our merchants here, is too good to be true, like most artless stories of this sort. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  10. Rosie tried to use a tone that would sound guileless to her mother and yet tell George all there was to tell. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  11. Miss Buckston, among the nets they spread for her, plunged and floundered like a good- tempered bull- at first with guileless acquiescence in the game, and then with growing bewilderment. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  12. Never was that face more guileless, never was his heart more completely worn upon his sleeve, than when he was harbouring the deepest or most dangerous designs. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  13. No one could have guessed what he was reading from his expression, for his face spoke of nothing but a guileless conscience and a contented heart. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  14. " Perhaps," the girl went on, with a touch of guileless melancholy, " I am naturally this shape." – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. If the eyes are the mirror of the soul, if the face is the index of the character, then here was a man weak as water, as easily led as any lamb, and as guileless. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  16. You are like her- in your utter simplicity and guileless devotion to an ideal. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  17. What show has a guileless sixty- five- dollar- a- month operator against a bunch of crafty young diplomatists? – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  18. I replied " Friend," whereupon the guileless soldier answered: " Pass, friend, all's well." – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen