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Innocence meaning

innocence - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness.
  2. 2. The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness.
  3. 3. The state or quality of being not chargeable for, or guilty of, a particular crime or offense; as, the innocence of the prisoner was clearly shown.
  4. 4. Simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness.

innocence - examples of usage

  1. What proof have you to give of your innocence? - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Norah's indignant tone suggested complete innocence, and Mavis felt relieved in mind, but yet not quite sure whether the girl was really telling the truth. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. It was all in the simplicity and innocence of her heart!" - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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