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Example sentences from the Web for naiveté
Charges of naivete, cluelessness, and “nonsense demagoguery” were hurled back and forth.
Our naivete would soon force me to make a decision that would tip the balance of the campaign.
In our naivete, we sometimes go rushing in where angels fear to tread.
The program began to teeter under the weight of its own outsized expectations, questionable staffing decisions, and naivete.
At times the optimism bordered on naivete, suggesting possible conflicts down the road.
He responded at once by presenting himself at her home with all his disarming naivete.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
In the vulgar contrast one overhears the considerable naivete that animals have instinct and man, intelligence.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
For the Japanese temperament is ever on the verge of a smile which breaks out with catching naivete at the first provocation.The Soul of the Far East|Percival Lowell
Padre Esteban for an instant was himself embarrassed; Mrs. Brimmer quickly recovered her usual bewildering naivete.The Crusade of the Excelsior|Bret Harte
Oliver, puzzled by his naivete, assured him that such things were not uncommon—not at least in Mob Territory.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth