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age of innocence Line breaks: age of in¦no|cence

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Definition of age of innocence in English:

noun

[in singular]
A time when a person or society exists in a state of childlike simplicity or naivety.
Example sentences
  • I think it was a sort of age of innocence, before going to university, when he was still a Yorkshire boy really, and he talked about that time in a very nostalgic way.
  • They therefore recognise that we cannot escape back to some Norman Rockwell-like age of innocence and isolationism, and fear we are alienating too much of a world to which we are now tightly and inexorably bound.
  • People would gather to mark the last, defining moment of Motherwell Football Club's age of innocence, even despite the swathe of redundancies that had foretold it months earlier.

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