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Definition of Innocence

Innocence

  1. The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness.
  2. The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness.
  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. Simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness.

Innocence Quotations

I think the heartbreak of September 11 - America's grief not only over the loss of life but also the loss of our own innocence - has expanded us as people because it has tenderized our hearts. On a psychological level, the American people have matured as a result of that awful day.
Marianne Williamson

All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Ernest Hemingway

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Albert Camus

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.
Clint Eastwood

Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
John Lydon
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Innocence Translations

innocence in Danish is uskyld
innocence in Dutch is onschuld, onbedorvenheid
innocence in German is Unschuld, Arglosigkeit {f}
innocence in Italian is innocenza
innocence in Norwegian is uskyld, uskyldighet
innocence in Spanish is inocencia
innocence in Swedish is oskuld