At every turn, they described their son as a faithful follower who had dedicated his life to easing the suffering of innocents.
Never mind the slaughter of innocents—this crew loves each other to pieces, bodies of dead children be damned.
Put humanitarian concerns—for example, that we should step in to stop the slaughter of innocents—completely to the side.
There are no innocents in Bangladeshi politics and every politician is tainted by accusations of corruption.
That fear is that Purim and its Megilla (the Book of Esther) would inspire a wannabe to open fire on a group of innocents.
But, of course, all those who frequent this place are not "innocents abroad."
Marjolin had been found in a heap of cabbages at the Market of the innocents.
I approached the innocents and showed them a new stroke which they did not know, I'll answer for it.
If this was how Lydia and Madame Beattie spent their hours of talk, let them, the innocents.
Can there be common good that is based upon the blood of innocents?
mid-14c., "doing no evil, free from sin or guilt," from Old French inocent "harmless; not guilty; pure" (11c.), from Latin innocentem (nominative innocens) "not guilty, harmless, blameless," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + nocentem (nominative nocens), present participle of nocere "to harm" (see noxious). Meaning "free from guilt of a specific crime or charge" is from late 14c. The earliest use was as a noun, "person who is innocent of sin or evil" (c.1200). The Holy Innocents (early 14c.) were the young children slain by Herod sfter the birth of Jesus (Matt. ii:16).
innocent in·no·cent (ĭn'ə-sənt)
Not apparently harmful; benign.