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innocent victim

This page is about the collocation innocent victim

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a person who wasn't involved in the events or actions that harmed them

For example

  • Innocent victims of drone attacks include old people and children.

  • The terrorists didn't seem to care about all the innocent victims of their attacks.

Note:
A related collocation is "innocent bystander"

Quick Quiz

Who would most people call an "innocent victim" in a war?

a. a military leader who's killed

b. a young soldier who's wounded

c. an old woman whose home is destroyed

Contributor: Matt Errey