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  • n  lack of sophistication or worldliness

  • You sense a curious (and not unsympathetic) naivety in Swinton's corporate lawyer, especially in the scenes where, in private, she works the human kinks out of her public .
  • We quickly want to take on these formulated ideas from the past instead of celebrating our naivety, and growing confidence from choosing who we are.
  • Perhaps his naivety was as huge as his talent.
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  • Brad Stevens: There Is No Bigger Rajon Rondo Fan Than Me
    The swirling trade whispers that have Rajon Rondo leaving the Boston Celtics can now be softened even more. The fresh voice of the Celtics, new coach Brad Stevens , was introduced to the media on Friday and was quick to point out the respect he has for his new superstar point guard. While the statement can be construed as naivety, the reality is that general manager Danny Ainge , who spent the ...
    July 5, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Andrew Cuomo in Forbes
    I was aware of this issue, not as attorney general, but as a parent,Cuomo said. "I pose the classic difficulty, I have three young girls ...... they are frankly better on the computer than I am, but there is a certain level of naivety."
  • Jacques Rogge in BBC News
    When asked if the IOC had been naive on the internet issue, Mr Rogge said: "I would say we are idealists. Idealism is linked with some naivety."
  • John McCain in Citizen
    Again, a little bit of naivety there, he doesn't understand Russia committed serious aggression against Georgia,McCain said.

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