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  • Ingenuous and truthful, she followed her angelic nature without mistrusting her impressions or her feelings.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Ingenuous reflections on his own vicious disposition.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Ingenuous, you must know, Mrs. Betty, and ingenious, are two things; and I would not arrogate the latter to myself.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • They didn't mention Michael Moore's name, as some people might think his name is Dig Ingenuous.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2004

  • Ingenuous and courageous men have this property, that the more is confided to them, the less they can bear to deceive: but it is a rare virtue for those who have the power of doing injury to cultivate honesty gratuitously.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • _ The Bawd, (who met with such large Fees but seldom) was so well pleas'd with her Ingenuous and generous Temper, that she both thank'd her heartily for what she had presented her and told her that if hereafter she cou'd by any means oblige her, she wou'd be sure to do it: For I assure you, added she, that Trading now is very Dead, and I have got but little Custom.

    The London-Bawd: With Her Character and Life Discovering the Various and Subtle Intrigues of Lewd Women

  • Ingenuous enthusiasm, perfect simplicity, and unfailing good humor ever marked her manner, and were a captivating adjunct to her great facial charm.

    Some Old Time Beauties After Portraits by the English Masters, with Embellishment and Comment

  • Ingenuous admiration, simple and sustained, was in the look she gave him.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • Lastly, all that is contained therein is in submission unto maturer discernments; and, as I have declared, shall no further father them than the best and learned judgments shall authorize them: under favour of which considerations I have made its secrecy publick, and committed the truth thereof to every Ingenuous Reader.

    To the Reader

  • Ingenuous minds, they had faith in the adulation of victory, and allowed themselves to be persuaded that they were great patriots because they defended their country – some against their will, others for money and honors.

    Indiana

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