• WordNet 3.6
    • n pureness a woman's virtue or chastity
    • n pureness the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    • n pureness being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds
    • n Pureness The state of being pure (in any sense of the adjective).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first commercial chewing gum was sold in 1848 by John B. Curtis, who also made the gum. He called the gum "State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum."
    • n pureness The state or quality of being pure; purity. An unmixed state; separation or freedom from any heterogeneous or foreign matter: as, the pureness of water or other liquor; the pureness of a metal; the pureness of air.
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  • Ernest Renan
    “To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.”
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    “Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.”
  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead
    “I'm as pure as the driven slush.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    “A play visibly represents pure existing.”


In literature:

A purely rationalist tradition is as impossible as a tradition purely religious.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
Is Monotheism or pure Dualism the Doctrine of the Zend Avesta Sec.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
It was pleasant to find the reverence inspired by this great and pure mind warmest nearest home.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
This preparation is sweeter than pure extract of musk made according to our first formula, and is also more profitable to the vendor.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
It will be very spritely and quick and pleasant and pure white.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
It was a grand, high-thoughted, pure-lived, unique course that was run in those sequestered vales.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
To the pure, all things and all persons are pure, because their purity makes all seem pure.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
It unfits them for the duties of life, and for the society of the pure and the good.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Everything can be seen as pure form, and behind pure form lurks the mysterious significance that thrills to ecstasy.
"Art" by Clive Bell
Hence, the only legitimate attitude of pure reason is pure agnosticism.
"Thoughts on Religion" by George John Romanes

In poetry:

Nothing is as it was:
The bird on the bough sings on;
The night, pure from the cloud of day,
Is listening.
"Listening" by John Freeman
It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
Whate'er betide.
"Satisfied" by Mary Baker Eddy
By the faith of thy pure eyes,
By the hopes that shall arise
Day and night to the deaf skies,
Fare thee well!
"Farewell" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
He went, with his noble heart unworn,
And pure, and high;
An eagle stooping from clouds of morn,
Only to die!
"The Death-Day Of Korner" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Sometimes a temple filled with saints,
Serene and fair,
Whose eyes are pure from mortal taints
All lilies are.
"Within" by Susan Coolidge
How swift, in pure compassion,
How meek in charity,
To offer friendship to the one
Who begged but love of thee!
"After Spanish Proverb" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Nearly every volunteer commented on the overly smooth texture of Vermont Village Raspberry, agreeing it tasted more like "pureed raspberries" than apples.
To save time, I usually use a good store-bought applesauce and canned pumpkin puree.
But the lobby ceiling, with its molded chevrons and starbursts, is pure Art Deco .
So far he's pure attack dog .
Ave Maria Town in southern Florida is the newly-constructed enclave of pure-land Catholicism founded and funded by former pizza magnate Tom Monaghan, and it has drawn its fair share of criticism since construction began in 2005.
It's no secret that Jimmy Fallon loves theme songs, but this 'Theme Song Melody' is just pure genius.
Pure Music is a $129 add-on that uses iTunes as the browser while running as the player.
Pure Debuts Contour 100i Revolving iPod, iPhone and iPad Dock.
Pure 's Contour 200i Air is now available in the U.S.
Pure water is a rare commodity.
Corn chowder made with puréed corn and no dairy products.
It's pure agony to remain an undecided voter during this, the 2012 presidential election season.
Like any accessory, mobile add-ons run the gamut from practical to pure fun.
Garth Brooks proved he was "More Than A Memory" on this date in 2007, Miranda Lambert signed a record deal in 2003, George Strait's country was pure in 1992 and more.
Pure Pleasure, It's Just Pure Pleasure.

In science:

This Section presents, as mentioned in the introduction, phase diagram points for the pure and random-bond models and in the case of the pure model compare the corresponding phase diagram points with the existing estimates in the literature.
Multicritical Points and Crossover Mediating the Strong Violation of Universality: Wang-Landau Determinations in the Random-Bond $d=2$ Blume-Capel model
We will call an algebra pure, dense, or sparse if its sequence of triples T can be chosen pure, dense, or sparse, respectively.
Locally simple subalgebras of diagonal Lie algebras
For the structures we consider, there is one pair of eigenvalues at the origin accounting for the U(1) (phase) invariance and the other 2n − 1 eigenvalue pairs associated to the excited lobes all have negative energy, hence being candidates for instability , and are all either purely imaginary or purely real.
Stable structures with high topological charge in nonlinear photonic quasicrystals
When the bipartite state ΨAB is pure, the states that obey the EIN selection rule are such that the local or reduced Shannon-von Neumann entropy is minimal (equal to 0) which also means that the reduced states are pure.
Experimental proposal for testing the Emergence of Environment Induced (EIN) Classical Selection rules with Biological Systems
Similarly, if we start with the in itial ρCR as a pure state and the initial ρCTC as a mixed state, then the question is how can an overall mixed state (CR and CTC) evolve to a pure state |ΦiCR,CTC via unitary transformation.
Purification of Mixed State with Closed Timelike Curve is not Possible