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  • n. Plural form of ingenue.


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  • Court was better than the old part at Terry's, and wasn't she getting too old to play "ingenues" anyway.

    The Exiles and Other Stories

  • Sometimes the visitor wanted to know whether the American thought she ought to take £10 a week and go on tour, or stay in town and try to live on £8; or whether she should paint landscapes that would not sell, or racehorses that would; or whether Reggie really loved her and whether she really loved Reggie; or whether the new part in the piece at the Court was better than the old part at Terry's, and wasn't she getting too old to play "ingenues" anyway.

    The Lion and the Unicorn

  • For its dueling ingenues, Smash is blessed with an embarrassment of riches in both stage vet Megan Hilty Wicked and Katharine McPhee, the Season 5 American Idol alum who came with Spielberg's seal of approval.

    On The Set: The Curtain Rises for NBC's Smash

  • Heroines, ingenues, villains, handsome heroes, the whole cast of characters right in my front yard.

    It's been very quiet here lately

  • But if his influences have changed, his grooves remain as sprightly as ever, bolstered by a winning ensemble of guest vocalists, from rap royalty (Q-Tip) to indie ingenues (ex-Pipette Rose Elinor Dougall).

    Mark Ronson & the Business Intl: Record Collection

  • All those picturesque local types scoring loot off the Hollywood ingenues.

    Watch John Wayne in The Quiet Man: live!

  • While 10 points from nine games is a better yield than most would have predicted for Holloway's apparent ingenues, Blackpool are just a single point off the relegation positions and should they fail to beat fellow newcomers at home it could be the official start – like the switching off of the illuminations – of a long, dark winter to come.

    West Brom do not look like yoyos now Roberto Di Matteo has added steel

  • In "Stage Door," the 1937 film about a boarding house full of ingenues trying to make it in show biz, Rogers and Katharine Hepburn - fire and ice - are unwilling roommates.

    Ginger Rogers at 100: Even with Astaire, always taking the lead

  • Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the English-born actress became famous initially for playing dewy ingenues but went on to demonstrate an impressive range, playing everything from Shakespearean heroines to Superman's mother from Krypton.

    Susannah York, 72, Oscar nominee for role in 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?'

  • Critics are speaking out about the lack of diversity on the "New Hollywood" "bright ingenues" cover.

    Kathryn Bigelow Is "Queen of the Film World"


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