Usage examples for ingenue

  1. He seems a good fellow; the affectations of the angelic school have answered his purpose and succeeded, just as a woman succeeds when she plays the ingenue cleverly, and simulates surprise, youth, innocence betrayed, in short, the wounded angel. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. Miss Thackeray was our ingenue. – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. Counting ten slowly proved to be the proper deference to the smile, and Miss Malone was allowed to come down the stage and complete, undisturbed, her ingenue request to know what the two good people were conspiring about. – Harlequin and Columbine by Booth Tarkington
  4. Don't try the ingenue on me, Fanny. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  5. Dartmouth continued to watch her for a few moments, and concluded that he would like to know her, even if she were a girl and an ingenue. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  6. She represented one of an order that seemed to be chromo- lithographed in reams for the benefit of garrisons in Great Britain, India, and the Colonies; but when he discovered in her the chaperone of a young ingenue, with fringeless forehead and skin like new milk dashed with sunset, his nonchalance subsided, and he became almost polite. – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  7. I devoted myself to the freshest ingenue as well as the experienced widow of three departed; and I may as well confess that the more I saw of her, the less I understood her. – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  8. And don't talk like an ingenue. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  9. He bowed in silence, whilst she, likewise silent, returned his bow with modest reserve, the tact appropriate to the occasion, such as no ingenue, even at the Comedie, was then capable of. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  10. Very young, of course, and will be for years to come, yet tolerably presentable for an ingenue. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  11. I can account for it in southern climates, where girls are full- grown at sixteen and old at thirty- but I cannot understand its being the case in England, where a " miss" of sixteen is a most objectionable and awkward ingenue, without any of the " charms wherewith to charm," and whose conversation is always vapid and silly to the point of absolute exhaustion on the part of those who are forced to listen to it. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  12. For my part, I can't stand for an ingenue. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  13. Dick paused under the shelter of a lurid poster- displaying a fierce gentleman in crude blue, showing all his teeth, and in the act of strangling an early Victorian ingenue with a dimple,- and lit a cigarette with his first match. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  14. The tribute to flower- like innocence- the paper flower- like innocence of the stage ingenue! – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  15. I think you'd be an ideal ingenue! – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  16. Really, Peggy, you are deliciously ingenue. – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  17. Elaine Dodge was both the ingenue and the athlete- the thoroughly modern type of girl- equally at home with tennis and tango, table talk and tea. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve