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naively

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  • r  in a naive manner
    he believed, naively, that she would leave him her money

  • It's one thing to portray a vaguely Eastern European, naively anti-Semitic, sexist, insensitive but somehow lovable lout.
  • At the same time we are supposed to applaud her humanistic bravery, especially since Kidman always plays her naively, as an innocent eager to investigate the world's dark side but .
  • They asked their friends to submit photos and naively assumed that no one outside their social circle would ever see it.
News & Articles

  • Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Your car may get a workout, but there is plenty for kids to do this summer in Pittsburg
    My husband and I both put in the miles for our jobs, and my car especially gets a workout from August through May as I drive my sons to and from school. The first day of summer vacation, I naively calculated how much gas I would be saving by not driving those extra school drop-off and pickup routes — about 12 miles’ worth a day, or 60 miles a week.
    June 10, 2013 - The Joplin Globe
  • Letters to the editor, June 10, 2013
    Having chosen a profession that offered the promise of a graceful and professionally vital aging, I was surprised to find myself so profoundly irrelevant. As a young woman howling her way through the 1960s, swept up in the “certainties” of the political and sexual revolution, I was so naively certain that the perspective that we brought to causes as young people, and to our work and loved ones ...
    June 10, 2013 - Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Getting Ahead: Wall woman found business in candy centerpieces
    I wasn't looking to start a business, and at 45 I was still undecided about what I was going to be when I grew up. When asked by my daughter's Girl Scout leader if I could make 15 centerpieces for the Mother's Day Brunch last year, I took on the challenge, naively thinking, how hard could it be?
    June 9, 2013 - Asbury Park Press
Quotes

  • Ruth Padel in Mirror.co.uk
    Padel said: "I did not engage in a smear campaign against him, but I naively passed on to two journalists information that was already in the public domain."
  • Jim DeMint in International Herald Tribune
    Obama "naively asked earmark addicts to police themselves," said Sen. Jim DeMint, RS.C. Lawmakers "trumpet their pork on their Web sites," he said, "and nobody believes we will have public hearings on pet projects."
  • Carl Icahn in USA Today
    Until now, I naively believed that self-destructive doomsday machines were fictional devices found only in James Bond movies,Icahn wrote. "I never believed that anyone would actually create and activate one in real life. I guess I never...

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