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
British Dictionary definitions for innocence
Word Origin for innocence
Word Origin and History 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.