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Definitions of pure

  1. Purest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Pureness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Purer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Purely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. not mixed; "pure oxygen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Ritually clean; fitted for holy services. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Genuine; real; clear; clean; honest; innocent; mere. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. (comp. PURER, superl. PUREST), Clean, unsoiled: unmixed: not adulterated: real: free from guilt or defilement: chaste: modest: mere: that and that only. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Clean; clear; unmixed; chaste; mere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Absolute; mere; sheer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Free from moral defilement; chaste; unsullied; unmixed; free from mixture; unpolluted; unadulterated; mere; that and that only. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Free from everything that can debase or render unclean; unpolluted; clear; not dirty; genuine; not adulterated; holy; guiltless; chaste; not foul; mere; absolute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pure

  1. Your father is just as pure a man as I am a woman, and I would be ashamed to look any child of mine in the face if he were not. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  2. The pure gold is left. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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