simple-hearted love

Definitions

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  • adj. sincere; ingenuous; guileless

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sincere; inguenuous; guileless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a simple heart; single-hearted; ingenuous.

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Examples

  • The simple-hearted shepherd asked us what we were going to do with it and our godbrother answered through clenched teeth: 'We're going to chuck it in the sea, to see if it floats!'

    So No More He'll Go A-Roving

  • A shameless minority wants to impose its will to the majority, and to achieve this goal they manipulate simple-hearted people who voted for Mousavi.

    Iran: Islamist bloggers react to protest movement

  • The irony here is that the anchorman is sincere and simple-hearted in his message of friendship with the US.

    "Turkish anchor wears blackface to report on Obama’s visit."

  • He exhibited his client as a simple-hearted, honest, well-meaning man, who, during a copartnership of twelve years, had gradually become impoverished, while his partner (his former clerk) having no funds but his share of the same business, into which he had been admitted without any advance of stock, had become gradually more and more wealthy.

    Redgauntlet

  • Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest, “I want you to love her, too!”

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • “Well, I shall love him, the fine fellow!” said the countess, “he looks to me as simple-hearted as he is grand.”

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • And so she was, to every one but her husband, a tall, simple-hearted rabbit-faced man, a good deal older than herself.

    Westward Ho!

  • He apportions the impost, taxes each one according to his judgment, decides their quarrels without charge, distributes their patrimony without fees, gives judgment without expense; and he is obeyed, because he is a just man among simple-hearted men.

    My father was known to quote Victor Hugo

  • I liked her soft smile; I liked her simple-hearted, ringing little voice, her light and mirthful laugh, her attentive though by no means ‘profound’ glances.

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

  • In my youth I was absorbed by one thing — my precious self; I took my simple-hearted self-love for modesty; I avoided society — and here I am now, a fearful bore to myself.

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

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