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Innocence, 1) freedom from a particular guilt, guiltlessness: Wint. III, 2, 31. R2 I, 3, 84 (M. Edd. innocency). H4B IV, 1, 45. H6B II, 3, 106. IV, 4, 59. R3 III, 5, 20 (Ff Q2. R3 III, 5, 20 R3 III, 5, 20 5 innocency). H8 I, 1, 208. III, 2, 301. V, 1, 142. Tit. I, 437.
2) freedom from any thought of evil, harmlessness, purity and simplicity of heart: Lucr. 1341. Tp. III, 1, 82. Mids. II, 2, 45. III, 2, 202. Merch. I, 1, 145. Tw. II, 4, 48. III, 1, 169. Wint. I, 2, 69. II, 2, 41. John IV, 1, 64. Tim. I, 1, 199. Per. I, 2, 93.
3) plainness and artlessness bordering on silliness: “who has not only his i., which is much, to excuse him,” Wint. V, 2, 70. Perhaps also in Merch. I, 1, 145.
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