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I think this blessing comes from the Divine, by reason of the innocence of his life.

Is there any other wisdom, than true simplicity and innocence?

Listen to the voice that tries to win you back to innocence and truth!

He wished to be dressed completely in white, as a symbol of his innocence.

It is natural to goodness and innocence, but not the less is the error a disastrous one.

If they made less of crime in another, they also made less of innocence from it in themselves!

Yet, despite her innocence, the world would not let her live according to her own conscience.

She had been convicted of blackmail, and she made no pretense even of innocence.

Such as she had been in her days of innocence, so did she appear this evening.

He trembled before this innocence, so ardent and so ingenuous.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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