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  • "Guileless" -- he being held exceptionally cunning.

    The Odyssey

  • Guileless and un-self-conscious old-timers discuss life and culture in their town; a traffic cop parked in his patrol car divulges his technique for nabbing speeders; and a passionate turkey hunter recounts every unhurried step that led him to nab three prize gobblers.

    John Farr: As Hollywood Churns Out Formulaic Re-Treads, American Documentaries Rise

  • Guileless, Billy Ray nodded and told each of them, “You can just call me Bill.”

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Guileless, Billy Ray nodded and told each of them, “You can just call me Bill.”

    Hullabaloo

  • Guileless, ingenuous, innocuous, worriless childhood was where the imagined was tangible and personal.

    Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

  • Guileless as he appeared, he turned out to be an agent of the German Government.

    In the Claws of the German Eagle

  • Guileless where she herself is in question, and full of foresight for me, —she is like a heavenly angel forgiving the strange incomprehensible sins of earth.

    Paras. 500–599

  • It must have been her legend: the people of Lisieux know nothing of it; but this Richard the Guileless took it for tradition, as she alleged it, and had no suspicion that she had spent the afternoon inventing it.

    The Flirt

  • It must have been her legend: the people of Lisieux know nothing of it; but this Richard the Guileless took it for tradition, as she alleged it, and had no suspicion that she had spent the afternoon inventing it.

    The Flirt

  • Guileless of cunning, he alighted and was devouring a second lump when -- clank -- the dust was flirted high and the Marsh Hawk was held by his toes, struggling vainly in the jaws of a powerful wolf-trap.

    Animal Heroes

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