• WordNet 3.6
    • n Purus a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
    • ***


In literature:

But just before the catastrophe one man, integer vitae scelerisque purus, sees the truth.
"The Longest Journey" by E. M. Forster
There are but few Muras Indians on the banks of the Purus.
"Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" by Jules Verne
Of all these six rivers, the Purus is the most important.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
They were collected by himself on the Rio Aquiry, an affluent of the Rio Purus.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
He conceived deity as "actus purus," as the One who moves without being moved, a "causa sui.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Purus river district, Brazil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
INTEGER VITAE SCELERISQUE PURUS (L.), blameless in life and clear of crime.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
On Jan. 4, at about the point of the junction of the Purus River with the Amazon, Lieut.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
Ipsum rerum omnium principium, actus purus, actus sequentia cuncta vivificans.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote

In news:

"No one can oblige us to draw closer," Alfredo del Aguila, from the Purus indigenous reserve, told La Republica newspaper recently.
Piagacu- Purus , Brazil Photo.
No longer purusing playoffs, Predators play for positioning .
Vodka enthusiasts with discerning tastes are heralding the return of multi-award-winning Purus organic wheat vodka to their favorite gathering places and stores in a reprise of the top-shelf spirit.