Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun The state of being guiltless; innocence.

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  • noun a state of innocence

Etymologies

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guiltless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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; 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; 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

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