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If you find the thread, keep it to yourself--tell me nothing--on my knees I beg and pray, let me be ignorant, let me be innocent, let me be blind to all the future as I am now
To be ignorant of the value of a suit, is simplicity; as well as to be ignorant of the right thereof, is want of conscience.
Her neglect of her husband, her encouragement of other men, her extravagance and dissipation, were so gross and notorious that no one could be ignorant of them at the time, nor can now have forgotten them.
Then, upon seeing my Musketeers they changed their minds, and forgot their private hatred for partisan hatred; for your Majesty cannot be ignorant that the Musketeers, who belong to the king and nobody but the king, are the natural enemies of the Guardsmen, who belong to the cardinal.
This means that smokers can no longer pretend to be ignorant, and can thus now be accused of stupidity, as they continue to pursue a habit that they know will eventually kill them.
I can understand that children are frightened to use the roads, but the majority of the offenders seem to be ignorant, middle-aged males intent on going as fast as they can, often complete with earphones.
She may be ignorant - but she's no racist," he said.
Hirshberg describes "industrial design" as "the last Renaissance profession--you can be ignorant in a lot of ways.
It proved me to be ignorant, foolish, inconsistent and wrong.
Understand that she was not praising ignorance, that this is not in praise of ignorance, although it is in praise of something like learning to be ignorant.
Anybody who thinks African Americans are nostalgic about Jim Crow era America has to be ignorant or crazy, or both.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Journalistic Standards and Practices includes a section on rights of participants and interviewees, which says: "Care should be exercised not to take unfair advantage of members of the general public who may be ignorant of certain journalistic practices; for example, the difference between on- and off-the-record interviews, or the attribution of particular comments or opinions.