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Innocent, adj. 1) not guilty, free from a particular crime: Ado V, 1, 291. V, 4, 1. As I, 3, 56. Wint. II, 2, 29. John IV, 2, 252. IV, 3, 89. R2 I, 1, 103. H6B III, 1, 141. R3 I, 4, 187. Tit. III, 1, 115. Mcb. III, 1, 79. Ant. II, 5, 76. With from: “i. from meaning treason,” H6B III, 1, 69. “how i. I was from any private malice,” H8 III, 2, 267. With of: “be i. of the knowledge,” Mcb. III, 2, 45.
2) free from any thought of sin, quite harmless: Tp. II, 1, 155. Tp. II, 1, 155 III, 3, 72. Ado IV, 1, 162. V, 1, 63. V, 1, 63 V, 1, 63 As II, 1, 39. Wint. II, 3, 29. III, 2, 101. III, 2, 101 John IV, 1, 25. IV, 2, 259. H6B III, 2, 53. IV, 2, 86. H6C I, 3, 8. R3 I, 3, 182. II, 4, 52 (the i. and aweless throne, i. e. occupied by an innocent and unrespected child). IV, 3, 11. Tit. III, 2, 56. Mcb. I, 5, 66. II, 2, 36. IV, 3, 16. Hml. III, 4, 43. Cymb. III, 4, 70.
3) childish, silly: “an i. rhyme,” Ado V, 2, 38.
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