Example sentences for: innocents

How can you use “innocents” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Stories about child molesting are populated by evil monsters and helpless innocents (rather than flawed or unfortunate humans), and they languish in a miasma of sinister eroticism.

  • Later, living in Paris, Gallant took up the Jamesian theme of innocents abroad, though she sometimes sketched her expatriates with the quicker, more economical strokes of a Hemingway.

  • A botched assassination attempt that killed innocents is just the kind of thing the citizens ought to know about, while the government won't want them to know.

  • The cover story on racial profiling by police presents the conventional wisdom: Profiling is a blunt instrument; too many innocents are harassed solely on the basis of race; and profiling poisons the citizenry's relations with police.

  • One of James' trademark innocents, Catherine is acted upon by three titanic forces: her father, Dr. Sloper (Albert Finney), whose express desire to protect a daughter he considers ugly and witless takes the form of ruthless repression; her aunt, (Maggie Smith), who wishes to weave out of her niece's life a breathlessly melodramatic romance; and Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin), the playboy who has squandered a modest inheritance and now seeks salvation in the form of this unloved, unlovely, and affluent young woman.


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