INNOCENCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INNOCENCE
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innocence
 n.  the quality of naivete; the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  An hour later when the conversation began to lag, Gerald, with a guile that belied the wide innocence of his bright blue eyes, proposed a game.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Scarlett shot a look of sharp suspicion at her, but Mammy's broad face carried only a look of innocence and of regret that Scarlett was not the lady Melanie Hamilton was.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  He is a thoroughly bad character who would take advantage of your youth and innocence to make you conspicuous and publicly disgrace you and your family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  They pretended to great delicacy, modesty and innocence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  In the end, some people believed whole-heartedly in Scarlett's innocence, not because of her own personal virtue but because Melanie believed in it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
6  But she smiled at her daughter's innocence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  His mind turned to Gerty Farish's words, and the wisdom of the world seemed a groping thing beside the insight of innocence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
8  In her innocence she had not known that the whole town could discuss even her garments, her body.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  I protested my innocence of these things.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
10  A terror to the smiling innocence of the villages through which he floats; his swart visage and bold swagger are not unshunned in cities.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  Hence there is a growing demand among Afro-Americans that the guilt or innocence of parties accused of rape be fully established.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
12  We strongly believe in the innocence of these murdered men, but we have no proof.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
13  Yes, sweet innocence," whispered the youth; "Duncan is here, and while life continues or danger remains, he will never quit thee.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
14  The look of innocence and surprise which he received in return convinced Duncan of the necessity of being more explicit.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
15  Had he been a man of pure morals himself, he might have been thought interested in protecting the innocence of my aunt; but those who knew him will not suspect him of any such virtue.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
Example Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
16  Despite Tom's affirmation of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
17  Touched by the naivete of sweet, convent-trained Cosette, Marius pledges himself to protect her innocence.
18  We always ask for man to innocent as child, but able as father.
19  She told innocent fibs like anyone else.
20  We must assume him to be innocent until he is proved guilty.
21  She was the innocent victim of an arson attack.
22  She once played the innocent victim in a horror movie.
23  He was innocent and the victim of a frame-up.
24  Nobody would believe that I was innocent.
25  Both groups on either side are just picking off innocent bystanders.
26  She is innocent; it was a case of mistaken identity.
27  He was charged with murder but they found him innocent of the charge.
28  I refuted his claim that he was innocent.
29  Nobody believed his claim that he was innocent/to be innocent.
30  Counsel for the defence submitted that his client was clearly innocent.