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1(not guilty)inocenteto be innocent of sth — ser inocente de algo
- Under Turkish law, everyone accused of a political or criminal offence is innocent until the crime is proved.
- Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty in accordance with law.
- If we did follow a policy of no victims' names, we'd be horribly unfair to the other party, the person who's picked up for the crime and who is innocent until proved guilty.
- Until anyone is convicted of any crime, no matter how horrific the crime, they are innocent until proven guilty.
- It is worth embarrassing the accuser, to avoid the risk of a wrongful conviction and possibly spare an innocent defendant years in prison.
- It's true that DNA serves a useful purpose both in clearing innocent suspects and convicting guilty ones, but mass testing is troublesome.
- Between the wrongful conviction of the innocent and the wrongful acquittal of the guilty, the choice should always be, without any hesitation, the latter.
- Let the people, and the world, judge who is right and who is wrong, who is guilty and who innocent.
- The court found that the repudiation by the owners was wrongful and that the plaintiff was the innocent party.
- Since they just know whether a defendant is guilty or innocent, why worry about niceties of evidence?
- They had to decide - on the basis of the legal arguments put forward - whether the defendant was guilty or innocent.
- In the US justice system if an innocent man found guilty at trial does not feign guilt and remorse he is likely to be mercilessly punished.
- The judge pointed out that the absence of previous convictions did not of itself mean that a defendant was innocent anymore than the existence of previous convictions meant that a defendant was guilty.
- In French trials, defendants do not plead guilty or innocent at the start of proceedings.
- Thirty-two years ago since I was called to the Bar and in 32 years I have never known anybody who pleaded guilty when they were innocent.
- There is no doubt that the people who died were innocent of any wrongdoing, at both tragedies, but there were people at both tragedies who were not innocent; and they were not all policemen.
- The plaintiff was an innocent party and acted properly.
- But knowledge of your wife's pregnancy is not a felony offense yet so he did not plead innocent or not guilty to that.
- However, the consequences of choosing the cheaper route cannot be to deprive an innocent plaintiff of the ability to prove its case.
- The innocent plaintiff is generally entitled to recover either expectation damages or reliance damages, but not both.
- You could believe he was a young cop because LAPD cops are big and strong and physical and he's also young and naïve and innocent and wide eyed.
- Niceland revolves around Jed - a simple, innocent young man who very likely has some sort of developmental disorder.
- To rot this thread just a little I really think we've done children a complete disservice by assuming them to be naive, innocent little creatures.
- We grew up in a simpler, more innocent Ireland, a less-complicated Ireland.
- You might think we are fools to be so naive, so innocent, so foolish.
- Now, call me naive and slightly innocent… but I figured this was a safe thing to do.
- I was still naïve, innocent, and open in seventh grade.
- Eddie is an innocent, naïve and wide-eyed security guard inadvertently caught up in Gary and Frank's plans.
- He is very innocent, even more naive than Sasha.
- They stand quite capable of transporting a willing listener back to the simpler, more innocent days of techno: the early 1990s.
- He was like a little child, too innocent, too naive.
- He knows he is innocent and naïve - he doesn't always know what to do or say - but he believes it is important to be tough, and to belong.
- Perhaps it is the illusion of a simpler, more innocent time that draws people unexpectedly under its power.
- She was innocent, simple, and, no matter what tales of travel she told, most likely lost.
- So when I saw how innocent, how naive he was, I took it upon myself to be his mentor.
- Her eyes always had a way of making everything seem so sweet, so innocent, and so simple.
- She was simply too innocent, too naive to understand the look he had when he looked at her.
- It allows us to revisit a time in our past when life was simpler and more innocent.
- In the light of this, one might be inclined to say that she is naïve or innocent or foolhardy.
- Little did I know that it would corrupt my innocent little mind.
3(not malicious)(remark/game/mistake) inocente
- The mimicry programmes may be crude, but they are harmless and provide innocent fun to the audience.
- We all agreed that the situation was purely innocent, harmless Internet fun.
- You quickly and publicly recognize that even if it was an innocent mistake, his credibility is now so damaged that he can no longer help the party by remaining in the leadership.
- Offending drivers are to be pulled over as part of a pilot scheme and ‘given advice’ rather than booked, on the basis that it is pointless fining people for innocent mistakes.
- My innocent pleasure in those evenings shattered when a local gossip spread the word that I was on the prowl for other women's husbands, one in particular.
- As far as I'm concerned, this sounds like an innocent mistake.
- So it could hardly have been an innocent mistake.
- I'd like to believe that the Times just made an innocent mistake.
- The notion that linking to such material is an innocent mistake that anyone could make is one that, for all my charitable instincts, I find difficult to swallow.
- They are acting like it was all an innocent mistake.
- But their eagerly anticipated innocent pleasure has been jeopardised by the antics of a few selfish individuals on bikes.
- But where I think the learned judge has erred, is in making the possibility of such an innocent breach of the covenant a test of its validity.
- It would seem the most innocent of Christmas stories.
- I remind you again, this is university - it seems preposterous to me that a seemingly innocent event such as carrying home a drunken friend could wind you up in so much trouble.
- I was present throughout it and that she should make up a story like that from such an innocent event is - I think it's disgraceful.
- A second change I have noticed has been the way in which people react to seemingly innocent events.
- That seemingly innocent change has dramatic consequences for phenomenology.
- Ill-timed injury was partly to blame, but so was an innocent jest that went wrong.
- When trainees have no riskfree way of getting adequate explanations, they may draw the wrong conclusions about entirely innocent research conduct.
- It was a simple question, an innocent question.
4literary(devoid)to be innocent of sth — ser ajeno a algo
- He suggested it was worrying to players to suspect they could inadvertently test positive for a banned substance, believing it to be innocent of such chemicals.
1inocente masculine, femininean innocent abroad — un inocentón
- the Massacre of the Innocents — la matanza de los inocentes
- They are particularly impressive in their roles as the two younger girls - innocents who quickly come to grips with the nastiness of their new reality.
- He says the Telegraph ignored important reasons to suppose that the girl, or more likely her parents, were not innocents abroad but downloaders on a big scale.
- They were innocents abroad who were only doing what their society expected of them.
- Oh, out of the mouths of babes - there's always a giggle to be had from the young innocents.
- My own mother was as naive a little innocent as any who had ever lived, had nothing more than a vague idea as to what the more persistent of her pursuers wanted.
- ‘There was a period when he really ran out of juice in terms of playing the young innocent,’ observes Stoff.
- Now it seems they weren't the only innocents abroad in Prague in the late '80s, early 90s.
- but it very quickly becomes apparent that he is actually a pure innocent who means no harm by his break-ins.
- His wife and I are also uncertain about those young innocents you tutor.
- She was far from a naive young innocent; she knew exactly what was happening, what had been happening since last night.
- Balcon saw the story as a heartwarming tale of a young innocent's triumph over adversity, against the fantastic scenery of the African continent.
- Let them know how you ruined a young innocent's life.
- From the mouths of innocents and babes comes the truth.
- I said, you know, I'd like to bring my friend because I was still, you know, very much an innocent and kind of naive.
- You and the babe are no innocents, and you well know that it is madness for you to expect any shelter from us.
- A kind-hearted innocent with a passion for the lives of the saints, Damian is playing in his own cardboard sanctuary when a bag falls from the heavens.
- Worst of all, it seeps into the children at a young age, turning them from innocents into fanatics.
- Where race in America is concerned, there are no innocents.
- But he also knew that God's mercy would protect the innocent.
- the Massacre of the Innocents — la matanza de los inocentes
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