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guile

The use of deception or cunning in order to accomplish something.
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The Bourne Identity star gives a pleasantly guileless performance as occupational therapist, Paul.
With a host of familiar faces either injured or overlooked, Gareth Southgate dished out five debuts in an experimental team which earned its share of a goalless, but not guileless, friendly.
Recent showings have been guileless and goalless, defeat by a better side can be swallowed, but we appreciate effort and commitment and this is not on show and the dwindling attendance figures will bear this out.
In this insightful, poignant, and guileless memoir of those ten years, Jo shares her story as the wife of H.
He has been conning half the Street out of their hard-earned money, used guileless Eileen, and left Michael to die alone.
The film follows the musical 'misadventures' of the soprano wannabe-portrayed to 'atrocious' perfection by the sublime Streep-who was as artistically guileless as she was clueless about her inability to carry any tune she attempted to sing.
But, what makes the book such an absorbing read is Chaghtai's self deprecating humour and guileless candour.
On the phone with Joy and his son Jeremy, Roth reveals the same 71-year-old version of himself he portrayed in Call It Sleep: guileless, impish, self-deprecating.
Bamford makes for an unpredictable but winning tour guide, managing the neat trick of being both believably guileless and winningly sharp.
Other stories reveal animals as teachers and messengers, doctors and nurses, healers and miracle workers, and often as guileless clowns.
In Jonathan Wright's capable English translation, the prose is so fast-moving and guileless that it reads like a young-adult novel, but this lack of sophistication allows Arab readers to re-see Kuwait through the eyes of a callow newcomer, named both Isa and Jose.
Flitting from bimbo to bimbo while struggling with the concept that the cameras were rolling 24/7, this guileless idiot committed career suicide.