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Examples of use of the word "naivete" in the press


1. This is the world according to an ostrich. I attribute Obama's predicament to inexperience and a certain worrisome naivete. (Washington Post, 27-05-2008)

2. "I see in youngsters today a sort of radical conservatism alongside plenty of naivete and that's where conservative political parties are targeting their message and publishers aiming their books." "I see in youngsters today a sort of radical conservatism alongside plenty of naivete and that's where conservative political parties are targeting their message and publishers aiming their books" Makoto Watanabe, a lecturer in media and communications at Hokkaido UniversityAnd while he does not believe radical conservatives are in the majority yet, he fears that the younger generation of Japanese are increasingly expressing more "pride in their nation". (Aljazeera, 30-01-2006)

3. But the naivete showed by some Western media on this issue looks laughable." Managing China's image through the Olympics celebration is a major concern of party censors as well. (Washington Post, 29-02-2008)

4. BUSH: He was a symbol of American purpose and patriotism and dangerous naivete. (Washington Post, 23-08-2007)

5. Johar said the bias persisted only up to a point: "We found that if the crisis was very severe, the face did not help -- so even a baby face can't get away with murder." But Gorn said that even when crises were severe, volunteers whose minds were distracted by other things fell back on the subconscious mental rule of thumb that links babyish features with innocence and naivete. (Washington Post, 21-07-2008)

6. A certain form of naivete can lead to action. By the time Maya was born in 1'70, Ann's second marriage was coming apart. (Washington Post, 25-08-2008)

7. The press has played an instrumental role in leading us out of this willful untenable and surrealistic state of self-imposed naivete. The public in turn has responded to confronting disturbing realities with introspection and the will to make a change. (Arab News, 23-09-2005)

8. The audience cheers. Zaka feigns naivete, quipping, "I'd like to join this fashion movement," and puts the armband on. (Washington Post, 28-11-2007)

9. He's been saying all along, don't confuse hope with naivete." If some Republicans rue the swift and calculated nature they say characterizes Obama's early steps, his campaign advisers say they have needed to move quickly to make up for the months spent waging the extended primary race. (Washington Post, 23-06-2008)

10. "Senator Obama's inexperience, his lack of judgment, his naivete, his lack of accomplishment will all be part of the debate." So will ideology. (Washington Post, 18-05-2008)

11. As recounted by former U.S. officials, the story embodies the mix of hubris and naivete that has characterized so much of the Iraq effort. (Washington Post, 30-08-2007)

12. "It shows naivete and inexperience and lack of judgment to say that he wants to sit down across the table from an individual who leads a country that says Israel is a stinking corpse, that is dedicated to the extinction of the state of Israel. (Washington Post, 16-05-2008)

13. It is too bad if we associate it only with gray hair and old age. Or if we call searing vision naivete. (Washington Post, 28-01-2008)

14. We could just have it all and keep it all. It was this sense of bounty and beauty." The son's notion of his loving mother's naivete began in Indonesia, when they arrived in the capital city, Jakarta, in 1'67, joining Soetoro, who had returned to his home country several months earlier. (Washington Post, 25-08-2008)

15. McCain, a Vietnam War veteran, has even suggested it exhibits naivete by his rival, a freshman senator from Illinois. (Washington Post, 13-07-2008)

16. And he says exposing its expanded use, as Democratic rival Barack Obama has suggested, shows naivete. (Washington Post, 05-08-2008)

17. In short order, the controversy spilled across the presidential campaign. John McCain, the Republican nominee in waiting, said Obama was showing "naivete and inexperience and lack of judgment" in his willingness to meet with U.S. foes. (Washington Post, 16-05-2008)



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