from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Innocence.
- n. An innocent quality or action.
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- n. Innocence; the state of being free from guilt or moral wrong.
- n. Innocence, simplicity, lack of deceit or guile.
- n. Innocence, harmlessness.
- n. An innocence; an innocent idea or thing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Innocence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being innocent; innocence; an innocent trait or act.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an innocent quality or thing or act
Every coin has two sides, and I think the presumption of innocency is one of the building stones of justice in a democratic land.
Adam, in innocency, was to dress the garden, and to keep it.
It is the violation of a divine institution in innocency, by the indulgence of one of the basest lusts of man in his degeneracy.
We must now enter by the door of faith (Acts xiv. 27), since the door of innocency is shut against us, and that pass become unpassable, Gen. iii.
Adam, in innocency, had peace with God immediately; there needed no such mediator.
He quite lost himself to this world, and so had his mind entirely free for converse with divine things; as Adam in innocency, when the deep sleep fell upon him.
And if it be objected, What use will they be of to glorified saints? we may suppose them of as much use as they were to Adam in innocency; and if it be only to illustrate the wisdom, power, and goodness of their Creator, that is enough.
They are to bear the vessels of the Lord, are entrusted to keep the ordinances of God pure and entire; it is a good thing that is committed to them, and they ought to be clean, to wash their hands in innocency and so to compass God's altars and carry his vessels, and keep themselves pure.
Habitual preparation: "I will wash my hands in innocency; I will carefully watch against all sin, and keep my conscience pure from those dead works which defile it and forbid my drawing nigh to God."
In our present state marriage is necessary; it was instituted in innocency; whatever intermission or neglect there has been of other institutions, this was never laid aside, nor will be till the end of time.