Usage examples for ingenuous

  1. She was looking down at the letter she had extracted from the pile, and he turned his back to the window, so that when she looked at him again with her frank ingenuous gaze, his face was in shadow. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  2. I am told he bore himself with dignity even when some of our more ingenuous citizens paused to converse with him concerning his new motor- car. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. It would be there and would give palpable substance to an idea which until now lived, in spite of great and most ingenuous work spent on it, politically only in the sphere of lofty speculation or projects. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  4. There is no sort of social existence possible for a person who is ingenuous enough to say always what he thinks, and, on the whole, one may be thankful that there is not. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  5. She is amiable, ingenuous open- hearted, and will one day be beautiful. – Dora Deane by Mary J. Holmes
  6. " I'd try," said Foster, with a flush that gave him a curiously ingenuous look. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  7. He had never asked her to write, and her note had seemed to him a trifle too ingenuous – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. The expression of his face was ingenuous not to say simple. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. Joe was moved to tenderness by her ingenuous sounding plea. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  10. My experienced commander seemed in one searching glance to read my thoughts on my ingenuous face. – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
  11. Her look was ingenuous and tender, equally. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  12. Perhaps because he feared treachery, perhaps because, as he said, he felt sure the drummer " could do him no good in any honest way," Mompesson rejected this ingenuous proposal. – Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce
  13. Alice Johnson was wholly ingenuous and would not for the world have concealed a thing from her mother, and very frankly she continued: " I like Dr. Richards better than any gentleman I have ever met. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  14. My lip trembled as I resumed: " And will Don Diego pardon me for inquiring how commenced his knowledge of this ingenuous youth?" – Devereux, Book I. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. It was beautiful to observe the honest delight, the ingenuous kindness, with which Lucilla heard me commend the Miss Astons. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  16. At this ingenuous admission, passion nearly overcame him again, and he held her so tightly it seemed as if he must crush out her very breath. – The Point of View by Elinor Glyn
  17. Yes, dear child, you are very ingenuous said Amroth, and that is a great part of your charm. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  18. He therefore was quick with his answers, which certainly were ingenuous enough. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  19. Tell me that your ingenuous people cannot deceive anybody! – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  20. For nearly an hour I watched his ingenuous childish delight in bathing himself in himself, the wonderful fountain of all these honors. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips