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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

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

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

Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
Henry David Thoreau

To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can the society that is supposed to represent the victim lay claim to innocence?
Albert Camus
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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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