[ adv ]
- in a not unlawful manner
he claimed to have purchased the contraband innocently
- in a naively innocent manner
she smiled at him innocently
Innocently \In"no*cent*ly\, adv.
In an innocent manner.
- Yusuf Hawkins innocently appeared on the scene, and his fate was sealed." Mondello "boasted that he would blow the heads off the nigger bastards," the prosecutor said.
- "It's unfair to the reader who buys one of those guides innocently," says Jerry Hulse, travel editor of the Los Angeles Times.
- In between, a teen-ager with no guerrilla connections was killed in a County Armagh hayshed that served as a guerrilla explosives hideout, having apparently stumbled innocently into a police ambush.
- Those are the senior Strattons, Gerry and Laura; their smooth-talking, unreliable son Glyn and his off-and-on wife Stephanie; and the arty younger son Adam with his innocently punkish girl Maureen.
- "Is this what you do in the evening," Lansing asks innocently when she emerges to find them all lined up on the sofa, "sit in silent meditation?" Joel Higgins plays Walter Gomphers.
- "Surely it is no consolation to the one or two individuals who become infected after innocently consenting to medical care by an unhealthy doctor that they were part of a rare statistic," the judges wrote in their 27-page opinion.
- The fateful Friday began innocently enough for 18-year-old Kelly Martin, whose father manages a ranch in Dell City, Texas, about 90 miles away.
- This customarily becomes sheer avarice among those who believe they are innocently laying their hands on stolen goods.
- It began innocently enough, with the government's proposal last year to sell off the parcels division.
- Cloud said he went along innocently with the phony loan amount on assurances from Perroton that there was nothing wrong with it. Cloud said he never intended to defraud the bank and was a victim of Perroton's scheme.
- She relishes the play of light and dark, quite as much in metaphorical as in practical terms: the hens on the open hillside, the more sinister peacocks in the cooler undergrowth, the mass innocently at play, the darker forces massing unseen.
- It also indicated detectives thought one passenger, a student, checked in the suitcase containing the bomb for someone else, perhaps innocently, and intimated that West German authorities were hindering the investigation.
- Indeed, the State Department's on-the-record reaction to what Navy officers called the deliberate and dangerous Soviet bumping of American warships operating innocently in the Black Sea included comments that conveyed more exasperation than outrage.