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guile

The use of deception or cunning in order to accomplish something.
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gt; what glad exuberance of compliments greet the final--"dolor"--as it murmured or whined, or shouted through the rooms according to the style, or fancy, or training of the fair singer--what delightful appreciation as he lingers over the sketchbook and guilelessly admires the professor's distinctive touches--how sentimental and tender in singing duets, when really his exclamatory O dolce bene
By evoking images of a detached, unbiased science guilelessly reporting on self-evident rules of racial hierarchy, such terms camouflaged the white supremacist discourse that was the genuine language of enslavement.
Or was it simply that fate threw such a glittering gauntlet in his path that he guilelessly picked it up, without qualms as to where it might lead him?
She is both guilelessly trusting and intellectually rigorous during the temptation: though she trusts both to be speaking the truth and, knowing nothing of evil [.
He has a smile that probably broke a hundred hearts in high school and an endearing goofy charm, stumbling over Hegel and rattling off Rolling Stone lyrics in the same conversation, likening his Wall Street strategy to a Lenny Kravitz tune for analysts, talking as guilelessly about journalism as he does about redecorating his office from the dark wood paneling of the previous regime to a streamlined modern gray and blue, with matching Expressionist paintings and a light fixture that his mentor and predecessor Erwin Potts told him looks vaguely pornographic.
Most facetious of all is Double Dragon, whose Mohawked henchmen (who end the film carrying signs that read "Will hench for food") are as broadly burlesequed as its guilelessly winsome heroes, and whose action is repeatedly interrupted by a pair of newscasters played by George Hamilton and Vanna White.
The movie fails to demonstrate, as Tolkien's books did, that evil often appears guilelessly as good intentions and subtle, alluring moral exploitation.
She'll see that this isn't just some kid with his name on the ballot, this is a serious Republican contender," he implores, looking at me guilelessly.
Narrated in the first person by an elderly working class Catholic woman, its tone is demotic and colloquial, its subject matter guilelessly upfront and descriptive.
Many assumptions are betrayed in Widdecombe's novel, although quite guilelessly, but what I found almost admirable about this book was that despite the cardboard thin characters who 'raise quizzical eyebrows', and 'immediately apologise' for 'uttering expletives', I was bothered about the treatment of Jason Kirk (she really called him that) and his children, or rather, the people they stand for.
Alex guilelessly agrees to shack up with Will and Maya, a decision that propels her into self-doubt.
He guilelessly depicts the world as he finds it, offering readers a fresh look at life under Soviet domination.