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Definition of Artlessness

  • The quality of being artless, or void of art or guile; simplicity; sincerity.
  • ingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit
  • the quality of innocent naivete

How to use artlessness in a sentence. Artlessness pronunciation.

Constance's letter was a great letter, a perfect letter, perfect in its artlessness; the natural expression of the Baines character at its best.
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The letter was long, involved, rather eloquent when she forgot herself and wrote herself, and intentionally very feminine, after the manner of supplicatory ladies appealing to lawyers, whom they would sway by the feeble artlessness of a sex that must confide in their possession of a heart, their heads being too awful.
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If I can convey the electrical surprise and gratitude and exaltation of the wife and the children last night, when they happened upon that Critic where I had, with artful artlessness, spread it open and retired out of view to see what would happen-well, it was great and fine and beautiful to see, and made me feel as the victor feels when the shouting hosts march by; and if you also could have seen it you would have said the account was squared.
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These words, uttered with the most candid artlessness, and with that tone of sincerity which comes from the heart, had upon me an effect which it would be difficult to describe; I suffered because I could not imprint the most loving kiss upon the sweet lips which had just pronounced them, but at the same time it caused me the most delicious felicity to see that such an angel loved me.
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No: no Art arrives at the artlessness of nature in matters of comedy.
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Poor lady!-I had almost said, poor child!-for her desperate artlessness became the more apparent to me the more she persisted.
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Conquered by the exquisite artlessness and gestures, Herrera kissed her on the forehead for the first time.
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The man's air of candor, of artlessness, of childlike simplicity, as he made his confession, without bitterness, or that philosophy of vice which had hitherto made him so terrible to hear, was like an absolute transformation.
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Was it duplicity in him or artlessness?
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There is an artlessness in their manner of stuffing themselves, a frankness in their tippling, which defy competition; they sponge with more spirit than other men, and sit on with greater persistency.
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One could tell that nature was a scheme of decoration with her, and artlessness an artistic device.
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So, again, too, in regard to the form of Christ's sayings; to speak of their artlessness and homely simplicity is to tell only a small part of the truth concerning them.
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She had all the natural grace of sweetness of temper and artlessness in herself.
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He loved her perfect artlessness and playfulness, her very enthusiasm rendered her an object of his regard; besides which, on this point, his opinion coincided with hers.
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Lisbeth, called down by Reine, ran after Wenceslas and caught him up at the corner of the Rue Hillerin-Bertin; she was afraid of his Polish artlessness.
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The hero of the promised story was a German of that particular type in which the sombre irony of Goethe's Mephistopheles is blended with a homely cheerfulness found in the romances of August Lafontaine of pacific memory; but the predominating element in the compound of artlessness and guile, of shopkeeper's shrewdness, and the studied carelessness of a member of the Jockey Club, was that form of disgust which set a pistol in the hands of a young Werther, bored to death less by Charlotte than by German princes.
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There was an artlessness and innocence about her but rarely met with in young ladies of her age.
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He could at will adorn himself with the confiding artlessness of youth, so that angels might have yielded to the soft look of his large dark eyes.
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From the old scholar, whom fate or circumstance had sent to preside over the Gullettsville Academy, she had caught something of the flavour and grace of cultivation-a gentle dignity, leaning always to artlessness, and a quick appreciation, which was in itself a rare accomplishment.
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German manners and customs are so different from ours, and contrasts occur so frequently in the same man, on the other side of the Rhine, that anything less than all the quotations which we have given would have been insufficient to place before our readers a true idea of that character made up of artlessness and reason, childishness and strength, depression and enthusiasm, material details and poetic ideas, which renders Sand a man incomprehensible to us.
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Examples of Artlessness

Example #1
Not an awkward reference in the whole of it!
Example #2
Constance personified for her the qualities of the Baines family.
Example #3
She was directing the letter when Marko Romaris gave his name outside her door.
Example #4
The future labours in her cause were thrown upon Dr. Storchel's shoulders, but with such compliments to him on his mission from above as emissary angels are presumed to be sensibly affected by.
Example #5
For I have brought them up in your company, as in the company of a warm and friendly and beneficent but far-distant sun; and so, for you to do this thing was for the sun to send down out of the skies the miracle of a special ray and transfigure me before their faces.
Example #6
If I could you would say you were nearly paid for the trouble you took.