Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a guiltless manner; innocently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a guiltless manner; so as to be without guilt.

Etymologies

guiltless +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This willingness to harm undefined individuals allows people to guiltlessly let the current system keep running - and causing harm and death to some without the ability to pay, who otherwise would be cured in a universal health care system.

    Evaluating Health Care Systems, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • As she was in the house with no worries of cars, I had more leeway to guiltlessly burst out laughing as she ran full speed from one end of the house to the other, occasionally looking backwards only to be surprised at how fast that bag could run!

    poursuivre - French Word-A-Day

  • Applied to the increase in decadent caesareans for women who can't even be bothered to have a free orgasm, the paradoxical injunction would require clinicians to tell women to go right ahead and do that, yes, to have their stupid, selfish caesareans, quite guiltlessly, as if it was just as good as a normal birth and the NHS really did not care one way or the other about the appalling waste of money.

    Please, render unto caesareans a little less hysteria | Catherine Bennett

  • When your ego attempts to rise from the dust to saddle up once more, stand on the cusp of your reactions and guiltlessly shout, "I shot the sheriff."

    Denise M. Wilbanks: I Shot the Sheriff

  • And Morel, the third star of the film, proves that the success of Taken was no fluke and that while the diehard Dune fans may be entering ulcer city right now, the rest of us may be witnessing the birth of a new kind of genre blockbuster helmer — the anti-Michael Bay, perhaps, in that he guiltlessly eschews dwelling on things like character and story, but not to the point of ruination.

    From Paris With Love Review | CurveHouse.com

  • And not the funny, network sitcom–type pain that you can guiltlessly laugh about; this was the bad kind that wins the Pulitzer Prize for literature.

    Assholes Finish First

  • Miss Trent, on the other hand, would be spending her days guiltlessly, performing good works and reading devotional literature.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • What I love about Obama is that he makes it easy for thinking Republicans and Independents to buy into liberal ideology guiltlessly.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Had she just blindly, guiltlessly, gone on with her life?

    Dolls

  • First, after a week of mindful vegetarian eating -- chewing slowly, making sure to take breaths between bites -- I guiltlessly wolfed down a tasty turkey on rye with mustard from Art's Deli.

    Michael Sigman: Summer Vacation? 'Nothing' Doing

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