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The state of being tainted.

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  • We make what we can of our condition with the means available. We must accept the mixture as we find it - the impurity of it, the tragedy of it, the hope of it.
  • The frequency with which this character of "impurity" is ascribed to evil spirits -- some twenty times in the Gospels -- is not to be overlooked. and he cried out -- as...
  • This will sound a bit like a Zen koan, but I don't think people are meant to be pure, because impurity is the very essence of our purity.
  • Steele's 'impurity' is rather obvious.
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