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simple-hearted

[sim-puh l-hahr-tid] /ˈsɪm pəlˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
free of deceit; artless; sincere.
Origin of simple-hearted
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English symple herted
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  • simple-hearted men generally receive by a sort of intuition what others take a long period to elaborate.

    Sermons Clement Bailhache
  • But they are simple-hearted and valiant servants of their Master.

  • Failure to obtain phenomena that could be verified might subtly awaken skepticism in the simple-hearted Hindus around her.

    The Arena Various
  • With all his learning and his philosophic agnosticism, he was as simple-hearted as a child.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • What was it which drove Dante into exile and stung the simple-hearted Dino into a burst of eloquent despair?

  • "I'm very glad to hear that," said the simple-hearted old woman.

  • Every where on the route through the interior I found the peasants kind, hospitable, and simple-hearted.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • In Scotland she was regarded as a truthful, simple-hearted girl.

    Flora Lyndsay Susan Moodie
  • Lars was a simple-hearted boy, in spite of his age, and quite a child at heart.

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • Nothing can be more innocent and simple-hearted than most of these letters.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for simple-hearted

simple-hearted

adjective
1.
free from deceit; open; frank; sincere
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