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innocence

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1 the quality or state of being free from guilt or blame
  • the accused embezzler eventually proved her innocence and was released

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3 the state of being unaware or uninformed
  • in my innocence I just assumed that quoted rate was for a week's stay and not for a single night at the health spa

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4 the quality or state of being morally pure
  • in Melville's novel, the sailor Billy Budd serves as a symbol of absolute innocence

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“Innocence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/innocence. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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