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Definition of 'innocence'

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This suggests neither guilt nor innocence; merely a difficulty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When his brother is accused of murder, he sets out to prove his innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then he proved his innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It should be made clear to the jury that the most important evidence was that which bore directly on the guilt or innocence of the accused person. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The innocence of my youth might have played a part in it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They suggest a yearning for lost innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Will she pull through and prove her innocence? The Sun (2013)He exudes a sweet innocence while giving a tremendous physical performance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Anything which underlines his innocence of this crime is very pleasing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our job is not to decide innocence or guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He pleaded innocence and has been found guilty. The Sun (2014)This will be done by examining the notion of " childhood innocence". Walklate, Sandra Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)His gray ones were light with the open innocence of a youth. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVENeither guilt nor innocence has yet been established. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Few societies can plead their entire innocence on that score. Times, Sunday Times (2011)None could be worth selling her childhood innocence. The Sun (2011)He tells this with the innocence of youth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He also has a childlike innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Two stories approach this coupling of innocence and experience from the female point of view, chillingly. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Though he hardly admits it to himself, he is also in search of his lost innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We will walk free and prove our innocence, right? Times, Sunday Times (2013)He also has a frail, sweet innocence that makes him immensely likeable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Fresh evidence uncovered by his lawyers proved his innocence, and now he is a free man. The Sun (2014)I know they are carrying me with their sweet innocence, their natural optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This restoration will go far beyond the innocence experienced in the Garden of Eden. Christianity Today (2000)Again, few pianists can really bring off the music's elusive sense of innocence filtered through experience. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Synonyms of 'innocence'

naiveté, simplicity, inexperience, freshness
blamelessness, righteousness, clean hands, uprightness
ignorance, oblivion, lack of knowledge, inexperience
harmlessness, inoffensiveness, innocuousness, innoxiousness

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Translations for 'innocence'

British English: innocence NOUN
Innocence is the quality of having no experience or knowledge of the more difficult aspects of life.
...the sweet innocence of youth.

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