1. having a tendency to cause harm
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How To Use nocent In A Sentence

  • Bounties were paid right across a banking sector whose incompetence threw thousands of innocents into jeopardy. Times, Sunday Times
  • So far is he from admitting the possibility of any dissiliency between the Divine will and absolute right, that he turns the tables on his opponents, and classes among Atheists those of his contemporaries who maintain that God can command what is contrary to the intrinsic right; that He has no inclination to the good of his creatures; that He can justly doom an innocent being to eternal torments; or that whatever God wills is just because He wills it. A Manual of Moral Philosophy
  • Leo Nocentelli, co-founder of the Meters and New Orleans guitar legend, may not have turned Blues Alley into the steamiest place in Georgetown on Wednesday night when he re-ignited "Fire On The Bayou. In concert: The Meters Experience at Blues Alley
  • It was an innocent deception, meant as a joke.
  • The casuistical subtilties may not be greater than the snbtilties of lawyers, hinted at above; but as the former are pernicious, and the latter innocent and even necessary, this is the reason of the very different reception they meet with from the world. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals
  • It is common to see the book of Job as wrestling with the problem of innocent suffering. READING THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally.
  • As the student's uniforms are traded for spears and war paint, the innocent boys devolve into uncontrolled, bloodthirsty hunters and ultimately, savages intent on killing the "beast".
  • we always ask for man to innocent as child, but able as father.
  • Have you ever innocently bitten into a chunk of cayenne pepper in a spicy stir-fry?
  • What shall I do when a mad dog attacks an innocent child?
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