Usage examples for naivete

  1. But her letters ended always with the naivete of a child. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  2. " I am sure I wish you were," said Evelyn, with great naivete; " you would suit Lord Vargrave better than I should." – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book I by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. She paused before she answered, with the naivete of a child six years old,- I see now why I mastered Blanche, who will not make friends with any one else: I love Blanche. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. With the gaiety and naivete of the Frenchwoman, Catharine possessed, when occasion called it into action, a thoughtful and well- regulated mind, abilities which would well have repaid the care of mental cultivation; but of book- learning she knew nothing beyond a little reading, and that but imperfectly, acquired from her father's teaching. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  5. " Ah, commandant," she cried, with all the naivete of passion, " he was not accountable for that; he was deceived by a bad woman, Charette's mistress, who would, I do believe, drink the blood of the Blues." – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  6. Rouletabille saw all around him great children who amused themselves with unbelievable naivete and who drank in a fashion more unbelievable still. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  7. Far from attempting to hide or ignore the struggle by which she and her husband had attained their present position, she referred with the utmost naivete to incidents in her career, while the whole table paused to listen. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  8. " 'T is an impossibility," responded the man, earnestly, though he was unable to keep from slightly smiling at the unconscious naivete of the question. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  9. The list of rivers would be read for the islands, and the islands for the rivers, quite indifferently, and with entertaining naivete. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  10. Her naivete, her simplicity, her ignorance of social conventions and of the worldly wisdom which to Mrs. Mavick was the sum of all knowledge misled her mother as to her power of discernment and her strength of character. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009