in all innocence


somewhat formal
: done without knowing that one's act would cause harm or be wrong in some way
I mentioned in all innocence what turned out to be a very painful topic for her.

Examples of in all innocence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The camera, as though unable to watch for long, turns its gaze to other sights and sounds: the bark of a dog, sheep’s bells, and two men riding by, in all innocence, on horseback. The New Yorker, 3 June 2022

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“In all innocence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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