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  • n. The characteristic of being blameless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being blameless; innocence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being blameless; innocence; purity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of innocence


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blameless +‎ -ness


  • To say no more about Arthur's technical "blamelessness," he has, by the coming of Lancelot, ceased to be altogether heroic.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • It fosters an equanimity that results in "blamelessness," feeling comfortable in any setting or with any group without the need to find fault or blame.

    Management-Issues : News

  • "blamelessness" which grew more trying still in Tennyson's King.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Do not kill”; for this is the childlike blamelessness which is proposed to us, if we would enter the kingdom of heaven.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Mark

  • I suffer two immediate and competing reactions: the first is a profound fear, the second a strong sense of blamelessness.

    Tim Dowling: A writer wronged

  • Do they have warm feelings for people so confident in their blamelessness that they brag about "never" having behaved "inappropriately" with "anyone" ever?

    Herman Cain and the third-person presser | Ana Marie Cox

  • "Only at the cost of self-deception," he wrote, can observant Christians preserve a facade of "private blamelessness clean from the stains of responsible action in the world."

    Belief In Action

  • It was the blamelessness of Christ that made his execution into murder.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • I may be 'forgiven' but a state of grace does not equal a state of blamelessness.

    Chris and Nell

  • So her whining that she is not getting submissions from women is not surprising given how unwelcoming her venue seems to be to their concerns as reflected by what the magazine is actually publishing, and her defensive attitude of blamelessness in taking active effort (aside from whining on the blog) to change the status quo.

    Breakfast in Bed


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