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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

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Bo Bennett

To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence - we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child - we apologise, and we are sorry.
Malcolm Turnbull

All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Ernest Hemingway

Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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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
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