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Purity meaning

purity - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The condition of being pure.
  2. 2. freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; as, the purity of water, of wine, of drugs, of metals.
  3. 3. Cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt.
  4. 4. Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; chastity; as, purity of heart or of life.
  5. 5. Freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views.
  6. 6. Freedom from foreign idioms, or from barbarous or improper words or phrases; as, purity of style.
  7. 7. State of being pure.

purity - examples of usage

  1. The mysteries of our art, it is true, are deeply and darkly hidden; but it requires so much the more innocence and purity of thought, to penetrate unto them. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. But her mother could see her truth, honour, purity- call it what you will- in every feature, every movement. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. I have often admired the purity, style, and condition- as it ought to be in a breeding stock- of the Leuchland herd. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
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