How to use Naive in a sentence

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  • When she was young and naive, she had dreamed of such a job.

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  • You're a naive little child.

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  • Oh, so you are still naive enough to hope he'll stick around.

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  • Almost all of them stared with naive, childlike curiosity at Pierre's white hat and green swallow-tail coat.

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  • Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.

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  • Was he mocking her, or did he think she was naive enough to believe his outrageous flattery?

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  • You're inexperienced, innocent — even naive, but you're not immature.

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  • The little princess, like an old war horse that hears the trumpet, unconsciously and quite forgetting her condition, prepared for the familiar gallop of coquetry, without any ulterior motive or any struggle, but with naive and lighthearted gaiety.

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  • The modern untutored native has a not dissimilar undeveloped and childlike attitude towards the divine, a naive theology and a simple cultus.

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  • With the naive conviction of young men in a merry mood that other men's wives were created for them, Rostov did not leave the lady's side and treated her husband in a friendly and conspiratorial style, as if, without speaking of it, they knew how capitally Nicholas and the lady would get on together.

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  • It is in the simple narrative and naive egotism of Le Mie prigioni that he has established his strongest claim to remembrance, winning fame by his misfortunes rather than by his genius.

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  • But at that very instant a cloud of smoke spread all round, firing was heard quite close at hand, and a voice of naive terror barely two steps from Prince Andrew shouted, Brothers!

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  • And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.

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  • An immediate outcome of the new friendship was Schiller's admirable essays, published in the Horen (1795-1796) and collected in 1800 under the title Ober naive and sentimentalische Dichtung.

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  • The naive and fragmentary precepts of conduct, which are everywhere the earliest manifestation of nascent moral reflection, are a noteworthy element in the gnomic poetry of the 7th and 6th centuries B.C. Their importance is shown by the traditional enumeration of the Seven Sages of the 6th century, and their influence on ethical thought is attested by the references of Plato and Aristotle.

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  • In his case, moreover, it was strengthened by a naive piety that forbade him to search into things of which the gods seemed to have reserved the knowledge to themselves.

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  • This naive temper of the middle ages is nowhere more conspicuously displayed than in the Feast of the Ass, which under various forms was celebrated in a large number of churches throughout the West.

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  • For a true appreciation of the chaotic polytheism that reveals itself even in the earliesttexts it would be necessary to be able to trace its development, stage by stage, out of a number of naive primitive cults; but the period of growth lies behind recorded history, and we are here reduced to hypotheses and a posleriori reconstructions.

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  • It is doubtless such explanations as these that the Greeks had in view when they praised the wisdom of the ancient Egyptians; and, in the classical period similar semi-philosophical interpretations altogether supplanted, among the learned at least, the naive literal beliefs of earlier times.

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  • But in 1798 appeared Hermann and Dorothea, one of Goethe's most perfect poems. It is indeed remarkable - when we consider by how much reflection and theoretic discussion the composition of the poem was preceded and accompanied - that it should make upon the reader so simple and "naive" an impression; in this respect it is the triumph of an art that conceals art.

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  • He shows no greater political insight than we should expect from his position; but relates what he had seen and heard with a naive vivacity which compels attention.

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  • All his loquacity was suddenly arrested and replaced by a naive and silent feeling of admiration.

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  • Nearly all the best writers are characterized by a certain naive and earnest piety which is attractive, and not infrequently display a force of moral indignation which arrests attention.

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  • Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.

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  • David, sometimes you're so naive, it's incredible.

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  • If genuine, its naive theory that thought copies things and other features of its contents would tend to place it among the earliest works of the philosopher.

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  • Hilary especially illustrates the prevalence of naive Docetic views as regards the details of the Incarnation.

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  • But that was when she was naive and he was her idol.

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  • My work is mainly inspired by old advertising imagery, naive drawings and textile design.

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  • The images appear immediately naive, accessible, simple.

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  • Pierre looked at Rostopchin with naive astonishment, not understanding why he should be disturbed by the bad composition of the Note.

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  • That's what makes youth so innocent and so naive.

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  • Virgo's idealistic and often naive nature will seldom be disappointed by stalwart Capricorn.

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  • While safety is closely monitored, the challenge is not for the untrained or naive.

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  • How could she have been so... naive?

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  • You're inexperienced, innocent — even naive, but you're not immature.

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  • She looks like a young Sigourney Weaver and plays the naive heroine well, if a little too credulous for my taste.

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  • Their heirs later even sent a huge pagan idol, a ' Statue of Liberty ', to naive Americans.

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  • Whilst Steve Woodhouse's Return of the Naive's was more indie orientated.

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  • These projects do involve electricity, so you don't want to be naive going in.

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  • Do you think with the right woman a man changes his dating habits, or am I being naive?

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  • I was just a naive Parsifal along for the ride.

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  • But no, she had been so certain, so naive.

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  • He'd have to have been pretty naive.

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  • When you start removing your clothes, naive or not, you've got to realize you're doing something wrong.

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  • One likely error is the error of naive empiricism.

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  • A manager, unless he feels as invulnerable as 007, will rarely be so naive as to make the approach himself.

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  • Oh, she was willing enough, just seemed naive, not knowing what was what.

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  • To me this is politically naive in the extreme.

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  • Furthermore, his suggestions for what might replace the UN are incredibly naive.

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  • All this must not, however, lead to a naive optimism.

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  • Primrose is kindly, naive and a little pompous.

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  • Try at least 2 different classifiers, like for example logistic regression or Naive Bayes.

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  • He laughed blandly at her naive diplomacy but listened to what she had to say, and sometimes questioned her carefully about the Penza and Nizhegorod estates.

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  • The naive Rodney is an unwilling participant in his brother 's dodgy dealings.

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  • From this vague, incoherent, yet gifted writer our author acquired some of his strong feeling for the naive.

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  • It sounds like some English gothic—a naive waif married off to tyrannical older man who holds her hostage in a golden cage and beats her into submission!

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  • It forced him to forge ahead like some naive knight doing battle with a windmill to satisfy his curiosity and meet this fool who'd toss away a life with this woman for a few measly mil­lions.

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  • In Genesis 2, however, He is characterized by naive anthropomorphisms (human terminology applied to deity) which imply an inferior status.

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  • Many men are insensitive to a woman's needs, lack insight, are emotionally naive and demonstrate little compassion.

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  • They are creditable to their authors and diffuse a good spirit even tho the method is too naive to be very effectual.

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  • The EU - a simple-minded naive notion which can only be a disaster for everything that 's good about each member country.

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  • A naive acceleration run was also setup with too little run off forcing the car skid off to the grass verge.

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  • Naive art that has a definite timeworn, well-loved homely appearance that is so appealing to all who own one.

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  • Understand how the media work Many anti vivisectionists are extremely naive about the media.

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  • Predators are everywhere, and they are just waiting for a naive teen to divulge this information.

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  • For many people the use of chewing tobacco is a naive attempt at stopping the harm that cigarette smoking can cause, when actually it is merely a replacement for the other habit.

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  • Marge - The extremely patient, sometimes naive wife and mother who is easily recognizable by her mile-high blue beehive hair style.

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  • I have told her that she is being naive if she were to take this step to break our relationship.

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  • How you handle things from here will make a difference in choosing to be responsible or staying naive.

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  • In fact, Aries is often a bit naive in the romance department and entrusts his feelings whole-heartedly to his partner.

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  • While perfection remained out of reach, the notion that it was even achievable seems, perhaps, hopelessly naive and idealistic.

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  • Untraveled, naive, even a little callow, we are not surprised to discover the heart of a hero just waiting to be stirred to action.

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  • The story is the same, however - the naive but brave farm girl finds herself in a strange land.

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  • While I hadn't known Howie's doctor was a female, I was quite sure she understood far more than naive Howie.

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  • I'm the wicked witch-bitch who laid bread crumbs to my lair and seduced poor naive daddy.

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  • But it is just hopelessly naive to expect the US to behave routinely like some sort of global philanthropist.

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  • Don't worry, I would regard you as somewhat naive if you just accepted them without proof.

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  • Naive realism maintained the commonsense notion that physical objects existed independently of the senses.

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  • I know that it sounds terribly naive to Europeans, but it is not phoney - it is the genuine conviction of most Americans.

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  • This ' naive realist ' view places the authority of science firmly in the techniques involved in the method of inquiry itself.

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  • Anyone who expects an unequivocal statement that the UFOs are interplanetary spacecraft is surely being a little naive, to say the least.

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  • Implications Too much of the debate about the Internet is based on naive utopianism or paranoid pessimism.

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  • Understand how the media work many anti vivisectionists are extremely naive about the media.

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  • His love of nature, animate and inanimate, was very keen and manifested itself in ways that appear somewhat naive.

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  • He advised his courtiers to marry Germans - "they are the best wives in the world, good, naive and fresh as roses."

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  • Hence, for purposes of psychological interpretation it seems necessary to assume that instinctive behaviour, including the stimulation by which it is initiated and conditioned, affords that naive awareness which forms an integral part of what may be termed the primordial tissue of experience.

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  • Here Schiller applied his aesthetic theories to that branch of art which was most peculiarly his own, the art of poetry; it is an attempt to classify literature in accordance with an a priori philosophic theory of "ancient" and "modern," "classic" and "romantic," "naive" and "sentimental"; and it sprang from the need Schiller himself felt of justifying his own "sentimental" and "modern" genius with the "naive" and "classic" tranquillity of Goethe's.

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  • On the one hand, indeed, orthodoxy and heresy are symbolized to his mind by the wheat and the tares respectively; he clings to the naive opinion of Catholicism, that contemporary orthodoxy has prevailed within the Church from the first; he recognizes the true faith only in the mystery of the Trinity; he judges heretics who have been already condemned as interlopers, as impudent innovators, actuated by bad and self-seeking motives; he apologizes for having so much as treated of Arianism at all in his history of the Church; he believes in the inspiration of the ecclesiastical councils as much as in that of the Scriptures themselves.

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  • Americana folk art is portrayed as naive in style and does not follow the traditional rules of proportion and perspective.

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