Definitions

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  • n. The state of being guiltless; innocence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a state of innocence

Etymologies

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guiltless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Maybe what these people are seeking is the guiltlessness of childhood, where you could say 'gimme!' without guilt.

    High-End Ways To Relive Your Childhood

  • Bathsheba is not punished nor does she ask for forgiveness, thus indicating her guiltlessness in the eyes of the Rabbis.

    Bathsheba: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • And that guiltlessness is a critical factor in his success.

    Jay Rosen: Rollback

  • And here, not all the guiltlessness of her intentions could exonerate her from blame with that finely scrutinizing monitor to which Heaven, in pity to those evil propensities that law cannot touch, nor society reclaim, has devolved its earthly jurisdiction in the human breast.

    Camilla

  • A tear seemed to dim her eye when she saw us; but she quickly recovered herself, and a look of sorrowful affection seemed to attest her utter guiltlessness.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • A tear seemed to dim her eye when she saw us, but she quickly recovered herself, and a look of sorrowful affection seemed to attest her utter guiltlessness.

    Frankenstein

  • Ruth was just as sure of Tom Cameron's guiltlessness as she was of her own faithfulness.

    Ruth Fielding at the War Front or, The Hunt for the Lost Soldier

  • Her guiltlessness of make-up off the stage was so attractive!

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • Away from the sunny little house, the dainty, capable housewife, the security, the shelter, the heaven of home; away from peace and guiltlessness; away from a life in which the "gnat-like buzzings of little cares" had once been its heaviest burden, to a life in death of danger, of degradation, of bottomless despair.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • To our great relief the botanist was at last seized with sickness, and thereby proved his guiltlessness of a practical joke; three more miserable men I never saw for the space of several hours.

    Southern Arabia

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