- innocent i,
- innocent i, saint
Origin of innocence
Examples from the Web for innocence
“The innocence of young people must be preserved at all costs,” said Glees.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He did not plead guilty, and has regularly filed petitions in an effort to prove his innocence.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I remain in prison on these baseless allegations while waiting for the chance to prove my innocence.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We look forward to proving their innocence and to their complete vindication before a trial court.
And there were much wider protests later in 2012 after the anti-Islam movie trailer, “Innocence of Muslims,” appeared on YouTube.Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report|Dean Obeidallah|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His sincere purpose was, he declared, “to recommend goodness and innocence,” and his obvious aversions are vanity and hypocrisy.
Well, I kept clear of such cunning articles, and only looked after youth and innocence in the city.The Poacher|Frederick Marryat
The next steps were easy, for he was favoured both by the innocence of his superior and the weather.Labrador Days|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The wise, for all their wisdom, hardly ever can see how innocence itself may lead the unwise into the pit digged by the wicked.Oldfield|Nancy Huston Banks
She was not a member of the inner twelve, but a staunch admirer of Mrs. Balfame, although by no means sure of her innocence.Mrs. Balfame|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Word Origin for innocence
mid-14c., "freedom from guilt," from Old French inocence "innocence, purity, chastity" (12c.), from Latin innocentia, from innocens "harmless, blameless" (see innocent). Meaning "lacking in guile or artifice" is from late 14c.