"I fear so," answered Bertha, ingenuously, and yet blushing deeply.
"My companion and I have fled the Gallic camp," responded Meroë ingenuously.
Annesley backed him up with one of the girlish blushes that made her seem so young and ingenuously attractive.
He had related them to me clearly and ingenuously, and I had listened with interest.
Fluff had taken the First Fourth and ingenuously confessed to any one who cared to listen that he ought to have gone to Eton.
"It is the first time I haven't got what I wanted," she said ingenuously.
"Monseigneur knows that I always speak the truth," replied Frantz, ingenuously.
"To thank you for all your kindness to her," replied the lad, ingenuously.
Urbain had ingenuously asked her how she had the strength and the courage to face all the dangers of battle.
I thought I saw what was coming, but I said ingenuously, "Do you want to buy something?"
1590s, "noble in nature," from Latin ingenuus "with the virtues of freeborn people, of noble character, frank, upright, candid," originally "native, freeborn," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + gen-, root of gignere "beget, produce" (see genus). Sense of "artless, innocent" is 1670s, via evolution from "high-minded" to "honorably open, straightforward," to "innocently frank." Related: Ingenuously; ingenuousness.