INNOCENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INNOCENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
innocent
 a.  naive; lacking sense or awareness; free from evil or guilt
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  God knows," she said, "how entirely I am innocent.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
2  My cousin," replied I, "it is decided as you may have expected; all judges had rather that ten innocent should suffer than that one guilty should escape.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
3  I know, I feel she was innocent; you are of the same opinion, and that confirms me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
4  I was innocent; that could easily be proved; accordingly I followed my conductor in silence and was led to one of the best houses in the town.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
5  At one time I considered whether I should not declare myself guilty and suffer the penalty of the law, less innocent than poor Justine had been.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
6  I am the assassin of those most innocent victims; they died by my machinations.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
7  I have murdered the lovely and the helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living thing.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  No life had been more peaceful and innocent than mine; few lives so rich with benefits conferred.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
9  Sometimes she could believe Willoughby to be as unfortunate and as innocent as herself, and at others, lost every consolation in the impossibility of acquitting him.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
10  He seemed so brave and innocent, that although I had not proposed the contest, I felt but a gloomy satisfaction in my victory.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
11  He was so perfectly innocent of my meaning, however, that I thought I would mention it to Biddy in preference.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
12  I recalled, too, that the one-eyed gentleman had shuffled forth against the wall when I was the innocent cause of his being turned out.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XX
13  "I will not be interfered with by Jane," said Mrs. Pocket, with a majestic glance at that innocent little offender.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIII
14  I have seen your pleasant home, and your old father, and all the innocent, cheerful playful ways with which you refresh your business life.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LI
15  We stopped under the lee of the lobster-outhouse to exchange an innocent kiss, and went in to breakfast glowing with health and pleasure.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
Example Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
16  In this country, you are innocent until proved guilty.
17  She was found innocent of any crime.
18  He firmly believes that she is innocent of the crime.
19  We discover that Jack isn't as innocent as he seems, as the plot unfolds.
20  Many innocent civilians were killed during the war.
21  Under all the innocent fun, there are hidden dangers, especially for children.
22  Federal soldiers have been accused of perpetrating atrocities against innocent people.
23  The accused man declared himself innocent.
24  I can imagine no greater miscarriage of justice than the execution of an innocent man.
25  It looks like an innocent bystander was killed instead of you.
26  The judge concluded that the accused was innocent.
27  She played the role of a meek, innocent, shy girl.
28  Air bombardment raised criticism on the humanitarian grounds that innocent civilians might suffer.
29  During the gold rush era, our town's laundry seemed innocent enough.
30  Even her conviction for murder did not shake Peter's judgment that Harriet was innocent of the crime.