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Innocent of wrongdoing.‘he led a blameless life’
innocent, guiltless, above reproach, beyond criticism, above suspicion, irreproachable, unimpeachable, in the clear, not to blame, without fault, faultless, exemplary, perfect, virtuous, pure, moral, upright, impeccable, sinless, unblemished, spotless, stainless, untarnishedsqueaky cleanView synonyms
- ‘So far this week, I've led an almost entirely blameless existence.’
- ‘The cult of multiculturalism holds that all minorities are victims of the majority, and therefore minorities must always be blameless.’
- ‘In this I am not blameless either because, as a media adviser, I have encouraged this approach when it suited me.’
- ‘For what it's worth, he did not play badly yesterday, and was blameless for all three goals.’
- ‘In this upside-down world picture, nobody is too discredited to be fashioned into a hero and nobody too blameless to be set up as a villain.’
- ‘To her legions of adoring fans, she is faultless, blameless and unbeatable.’
- ‘He took into account the defendant's age, his family problems, his previously blameless life and the fact that the money had been returned.’
- ‘While some of the defendants led blameless lives, some used and even dealt in drugs.’
- ‘He is described as an upright, blameless, and very very wealthy man.’
- ‘The report proves he is absolutely blameless.’
- ‘I also think that the insurance companies themselves are not blameless when it comes to this matter.’
- ‘How could I value the life or suffering of a criminal above that of my blameless family?’
- ‘Now, I've hardly lived a blameless life when it's come to pyrotechnics, but this kind of rampant idiocy really has got me angry.’
- ‘He has told his fellow coaches that they have to be blameless, beyond reproach in everything they do.’
- ‘I know it may shock you to know I haven't led a blameless life, that my past is not a blissful stroll in the park on a sunny day with bluebirds winging in a cloudless sky.’
- ‘And there I was worrying that I'd needlessly insulted this blameless woman.’
- ‘This is irresponsible and certainly unfair since, so far as the world was concerned, he was a perfectly blameless young man.’
- ‘They are, no matter what happened in this case, blameless here.’
- ‘He basically tried to change the subject to the defendant's otherwise blameless life.’
- ‘Until recently I thought I was living a blameless life as a caring global citizen.’
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