Sentence Examples with the word naively

So little was his rejoinder appreciated that Napoleon did not notice it at all and naively asked Balashev through what towns the direct road from there to Moscow passed.

Collier argues naively that if universal consent means the consent of those who have considered the subject, it may be claimed for his view.

At last he rose, kissed the icon as a child does with naively pouting lips, and again bowed till he touched the ground with his hand.

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In the chapter (xx.) of that work where Hobbes dealt with the famous problem whose solution he thought he had found, there were left expressions against Vindex (Ward) at a time when the solutions still seemed to him good; but the solutions themselves, as printed, were allowed to be all in different ways halting, as he naively confessed he had discovered only when he had been driven by the insults of malevolent men to examine them more closely with the help of his friends.

To his own, the royalists began to compass the death of the man whom they had at first naively looked on as a potential General Monk to their Charles II.

He is cured of his passion and naively relates how he repulses the overtures now made to him by Galatea.

The captain was so naively and good-humoredly gay, so real, and so pleased with himself that Pierre almost winked back as he looked merrily at him.

There was something naively festive in his air, which, in conjunction with his firm and virile features, gave him a rather comical expression.

Again Pierre fell into the naively symmetrical pose of an Egyptian statue, evidently distressed that his stout and clumsy body took up so much room and doing his utmost to look as small as possible.

The countess tried to make him talk, but he went on naively looking around through his spectacles as if in search of somebody and answered all her questions in monosyllables.