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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A woman's virtue or chastity; The state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; Being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material.

Usage examples (34)
  • The air was chilly too, and had a kind of pureness, and a sweet smell from the pines around.
  • But by "pureness" here, he means either chasteness again, or general purity, or incorruptness, or even his preaching the Gospel freely.
  • The weight and pureness of the dollar were fixed by law.
  • In most cases the pureness, the sweetest, the old touch of for more
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