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- In an ingenuous manner; frankly, straightforwardly.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:, II.12:
- Let us ingenuously confesse that only God and Faith hath told it us: for it is no lesson of Nature, nor comming from our reason.
- 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, V:
- I must ingenuously ackowledge the chief Motive of my leaving her was the Present of a New-Year's-Gift she made me; but whether French or Neopolitan, I leave to the Determination of the Sons of Galen.