immaculate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj immaculate completely neat and clean "the apartment was immaculate","in her immaculate white uniform","a spick-and-span kitchen","their spic red-visored caps"
    • adj immaculate without fault or error "faultless logic","speaks impeccable French","timing and technique were immaculate","an immaculate record"
    • adj immaculate free from stain or blemish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Immaculate Without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure. "Were but my soul as pure
      From other guilt as that, Heaven did not hold
      One more immaculate ."
      "Thou sheer, immaculate and silver fountain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • immaculate Unspotted; spotless; stainless; pure; undefiled; without blemish or impurity: as, an immaculate reputation; immaculate thoughts; an immaculate edition.
    • immaculate In zoology and botany, without spots or colored marks; unicolored.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Immaculate im-mak′ū-lāt spotless: unstained: pure
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. immaculatus,; pref. im-, not + maculatus, p. p. of maculare, to spot, stane, fr. macula, spot. See Mail armor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. immaculātusin, not, maculāre, to stain—macula, a spot.

Usage

In literature:

An immaculate reputation may hide a multitude of black lies.
"Wise or Otherwise" by Lydia Leavitt
She was pretty, and her immaculate white linen was immensely becoming.
"Dorothy Dale's Camping Days" by Margaret Penrose
He thrilled in a strange, numb way at the immaculate whiteness of her small even teeth.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
From the box he took an immaculate and exceedingly wide-brimmed Stetson with an exceedingly high crown.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Princes then were either immaculate or historians false.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
And did he stand there, in his immaculate evening dress, posing as an English gentleman?
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Brand's critical glance weighed his smallness, his immaculateness, his difference from her own great sons.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
All three were men of immaculate manners.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
I may not be immaculate, but no man on earth shall talk to me like this!
"From the Ranks" by Charles King
This brings out the pattern and imparts a satiny gloss to the fabric, leaving it dainty, soft, and immaculate.
"The Complete Home" by Various
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In poetry:

Murillo's Mary! that one face
We call the Immaculate. Ah, see
How goddess-like she fills the room,
How woman-like she leans to me.
"Only A Chromo" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
One Virgin still immaculate
Smiles on for war to flatter her.
She's halo'd with an old tin hat,
But a piece of hell will batter her.
"Le Christianisme" by Wilfred Owen
But the god is there in my mortal breast
Who wrestles with error and fate
And tramples a road through mire and waste
For the nameless Immaculate.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose
Without, the sullen noises of the street!
The voice of London, inarticulate,
Hoarse and blaspheming, surges in to meet
The silent blessing of the Immaculate.
"Benedictio Domini" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Again the traffic lights that skim thy swift
Unfractioned idiom, immaculate sigh of stars,
Beading thy path—condense eternity:
And we have seen night lifted in thine arms.
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane
Once I was a glittering boat.
I believed in immaculate journeys;
Imagined there were peaceful isles, sun-baked, blue.
I ran full-speed into waves,
You should have seen me then.
"Share" by Ozdemir Asaf

In news:

Mary Immaculate to host open house on robotic knee surgery.
5 marked the first day of school for students at Immaculate Conception.
Jaclyn Turinsky Brown will be the fourth grade teacher at Immaculate Conception Parish School.
Many come out to bid at Mary Immaculate 's annual autumn auction.
0Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Kirksville held their 21st annual Autumn Auction at the NEMO Fairgrounds.
Franco Harris makes his way through the chaos at Three Rivers Stadium turf in the aftermath of the Immaculate Reception.
1 Immaculate ousts Old Lyme in S semis.
Not like there wasn't enough history between the Old Lyme and Immaculate of Danbury high school girls' soccer teams already.
Raiders cornerback Atkinson maintains Immaculate Reception memorable as bad call.
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital is the only Peninsula hospital to receive a Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for creating a positive work environment for.
' Immaculate ' decisions are difficult.
Rep Todd Akin's Immaculate Non-Conception.
2012 Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate graduates.
Daughters of Isabella , Congress Circle 367, held their potluck luncheon on July 12 at the Immaculate Conception Faith Formation Center, which was well attended.
Roman Catholics around the world observe the annual feast of the Immaculate Conception today – but many of them, and countless non-Catholics, mistakenly believe that the occasion is a celebration of the virgin conception of Jesus .
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In science:

We further call immaculate a pure white box Bi such that any box Bj intersecting B ′i is also pure white.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
Call Q′′ the law on subsets of the renormalized grid obtained by keeping only immaculate boxes.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
Since the event ‘Bi is immaculate’ is an increasing function with respect to the percolation process of pure white boxes, we get that Q′′ stochastically dominates the law of site percolation with parameter p′′ (N ) = p′ (N )3d .
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
End of the proof of Lemma 3.1: choose p0 and N such that p′′ (N ) is close enough to 1 so that, Q′′ almost surely, there is an infinite cluster of immaculate boxes that we call C.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
But Bi is immaculate and therefore B ′i only contains edges e with α′ (e) = 1.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
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