• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Épure (Fine Arts) A draught or model from which to build; especially, one of the full size of the work to be done; a detailed drawing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds
    • n epure In architecture, the plan of a building, or part of a building, traced on a wall or on a horizontal surface, on the same scale as that of the work to be constructed.
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “Pure innovation is more gross than error.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.”
  • A Haiku Verse
    A Haiku Verse
    “Love's pure silver flame gives each innermost spirit invisible warmth.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    “A play visibly represents pure existing.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

But how could all mankind forget a pure religion?
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Education is a purely individual matter and only requires one generation to produce its results.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Turner scarcely ever uses pure or vivid color.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
The eggs are pure white or pale buff and are without gloss.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
God communicates himself to pure souls, and blesses, through them, other souls, who are in a state of receptivity.
"Letters of Madam Guyon" by P. L. Upham
It is a purely Christian conception.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
It requires some thought to catch the likeness suggested, and then it turns out to be purely superficial.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
He had so many nice tastes, such a clean, pure, honest soul.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Should the muscles be supplied with pure blood?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
His relations with his fellows were purely democratic and highly independent.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
The last type the pure Alimentive should ever marry is the pure Cerebral.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Yet pure purple and pure orange you must be able to make.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
The planting of seeds from any mixed orchard can never settle this question, because they are never pure.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Dante speaks to the noble, the pure and great, in all times and places.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
He felt that in the presence of this pure, angelic woman he could never again do an unworthy act.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
With all his laughter he ever had the pure spirit of the pastor.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
But we need no more either of antithesis or of comparison: the purely literary matter calls us.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
Some are snow-capped and stand out pure and white against the grey skies.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
It should live on purely, in a pure heart.
"The Wish" by Hermann Sudermann
In all the relations of private life he was too pure for the palsying touch of slander.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson

In poetry:

"Knowing the world
fears what is too pure,
The wisest man
prizes and stores light!"
"Bathed and Washed" by Li Po
By that holier woe of thine,
Fare thee well!
By thy love more pure than mine,
Fare thee well!
"Farewell" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Hide me from the glances
Of the Seraphin,—
They, so pure and spotless,
I, so stained with sin.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Was she, who then my heart did use
To touch so purely,
A mortal maiden—or a Muse?
I know not, surely.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
My God, will the time ever be,
When I can have
Pure thoughts without the lynchers' glee
To make me swear?
"Ajax' Monument" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Such a gift that even heaven
May rejoice with us below,
If the pure and holy angels
Join us in our joy and woe.
"Dedication Poem" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

And much of it is up to 90 percent pure, a level that far exceeds the potency of most previous Mexican meth.
Roasted over a wood fire and skinned, it becomes a soft, sweetly piquant purse that's filled with garlicky cod puree or with a sardine paste.
Like a lot of people, I figure that victory in this weekend's Greek election is purely Pyrrhic.
Focus on the pure, unadulterated joy of eating with O 's guide to eating well.
Country fans came out in droves to support the film release of Pure Country in 1992, which featured George Strait as singer Dusty Chandler.
Now, newcomer Katrina Elam is getting her shot at stardom as she takes the lead role in Pure Country 2: The Gift, portraying an up-and-coming singer named Bobbie.
Not only are automakers offering some smaller cars based on their popular and sophisticated European models, but they are introducing more hybrids — including some that are mid-size — and even some pure electric vehicles.
2011, the annual laser conference organized by OSA and other scientific societies, got off to a strong start today with a full range of sessions on pure laser physics and applications of the technology.
Many fabrication shops skipped the expensive electrodes and used just two, pure tungsten and thoriated tungsten, according to Joshua Sprinkle, regional sales manager for Weldcraft.
Pure tungsten electrodes , which are 99.50 percent tungsten, were used for welding aluminum.
While some of the flavor of MSU's 'Cripple of Inishmaan' gets lost in an audio fog, Edward O'Ryan's sharply drawn portrait of the title character is pure gold.
Could Pure Electrics Emit More Than Hybrids.
It's disguised as an attempt to "express the views and opinions of the Club and the League concerning the proposal currently on the table," but it was an end-run around the players' association, pure and simple.
The secular and the spiritual intersect at the John Houseman Theater, where a modest but cheery and warmhearted musical entertainment, "A 'Pure' Gospel Christmas," is casting a glow over the holiday season.
Castle' is pure escapism .

In science:

The spin down is smaller by roughly a factor of two for pure He ignition as opposed to mixed H/He ignition, because the pure He models expand outwards less due to the larger mean molecular weight.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
When the quantum channel is pure, a pure state is recovered at the receiving station after performing one teleportation procedure.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
The logarithm in the integral is positive purely imaginary and c′ < c, so the left side is negative purely imaginary.
On Convergence of Moments for Random Young Tableaux and a Random Growth Model
The following remark will be useful: if a pure Gibbs field is a Gibbs family then it is a pure Gibbs family.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
With the second one, the model can be specified, where pure QCD, QCD, EW and SM are the possible options for a pure QCD model, a QCD model with the particles e+ , e− and all their interactions with the QCD particles added, a pure electroweak sector and the whole Standard Model.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Pure infiniteness of On⋊αω G In this section, we investigate for which ω ∈ Γn the crossed product On⋊αω G becomes simple and purely infinite.
AF-embeddability of crossed products of Cuntz algebras
In particular the algebraic K0 and K1 groups of a purely infinite simple ring follow the same patterns as the corresponding topological K groups of purely infinite simple C*algebras, found by Cuntz in .
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
Hence, all nonzero idempotents in R are infinite, and therefore R is purely infinite. (e) If A is any directly infinite simple ring, then the direct limit B = lim−→ M2n (A) (with block diagonal transition maps) is purely infinite.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
The equations of motion in the linear approximation agree with the purely bosonic and purely fermionic ones with an additional one for the mesons made up of one fermion and one boson.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
Since B is purely infinite and A is not purely infinite, we have A ≇ B .
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
This is due to the fact that this phase flip introduces an additional relative sign between the weights of the pure state interference patterns and is purely an effect of the decoherence.
Generalization of geometric phase to completely positive maps
Elementary Construction of Pure Jump Processes The reader is assumed to be familiar with discrete–time Markov chains and with Poisson processes. We shall give here a naïve presentation of Markov processes of pure jump type, sufficient for our needs.
Fluid Limits of Pure Jump Markov Processes: a Practical Guide
An intermediate step would be to measure the register (coin or position or both) only with some probability pmeas at each step, where pmeas = 0 corresponds to the purely quantum and pmeas = 1 to the purely classical case.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
The pure input Ψ− is passed 75% of the time and emerges largely pure, with SL = 0.13.
Diagnosis, prescription and prognosis of a Bell-state filter by quantum process tomography
Observe that a δ-pure mixed strategy is in particular δ-almost pure.
Stopping games in continuous time