spotless

Definitions

  • "ALL ARE PURE WHITE, SPOTLESSLY CLEAN."
    "ALL ARE PURE WHITE, SPOTLESSLY CLEAN."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj spotless completely neat and clean "the apartment was immaculate","in her immaculate white uniform","a spick-and-span kitchen","their spic red-visored caps"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Spotless Without a spot; especially, free from reproach or impurity; pure; untainted; innocent; as, a spotless mind; spotless behavior. "A spotless virgin, and a faultless wife."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • spotless Free from spots, foul matter, or discoloration.
    • spotless Free from blemish, fault, or reproach; immaculate; pure.
    • spotless Guiltless; innocent: followed by of.
    • spotless Synonyms Unspotted, blameless, unblemished, irreproachable, untainted, untarnished.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Spotless without a spot: untainted: pure
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Whatever your past has been your future is spotless.”
  • Daniel Webster
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    “When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Dut. spat, Dan. spætte; prob. conn. with spit.

Usage

In literature:

A kettle of wild greens was cooking over the fire, and everything was spotlessly clean.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke
For she was beauty's spotless queen, he valor's counterpart.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
How pleasant and charming Apollonie looks in her spotless cap and shining apron with the apple-cheeked child beside her in her pretty dress!
"Maezli" by Johanna Spyri
Her face, framed by a spotless cap, was gray and drawn, but not unhappy.
"The Velvet Glove" by Henry Seton Merriman
I would risk, if necessary, a million lives so long as they are voluntary sufferers and are innocent, spotless victims.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
Jack knew that she had never laid aside the white petticoats and stockings it was her pride to keep spotless.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
I tramped to-day through miles of it: and whether in broken roads or spotless fields, had great joy of it.
"Great Possessions" by David Grayson
Pure and spotless must the victim be that the sacrifice may be acceptable!
"The Reign of Greed" by Jose Rizal
The light, airy bakery is always kept spotless.
"Consumers' Cooperative Societies in New York State" by The Consumers' League of New York
Washington yet lives on earth in his spotless example; his spirit is in Heaven.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
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In poetry:

There is the smile most fair to see,
Which wreathes the modest glance
Of spotless maiden purity;
The smile of innocence.
"Smiles." by Alfred Castner King
Would that I could stand out spotless,
Lord, I know that Thou hast died,
Thou hast stood for ages spotless
Bidding men come and abide.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
You know that of yours, your feeblest one
And dearest, may live long years alone,
Unloved, unblest.
Mine entered spotless on eternal years,
Oh, how much the best.
"Best" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Fierce from the sun the fiery fever flew,
And bade the burning sand become thy tomb!
O'er thee no willow drops its mourning dew,
Nor spotless lilies o'er thy bosom bloom!
"Lines Written At Brighton" by Sir John Carr
"'Alas! no more that joyous morn appears
That led the tranquil hours of spotless fame,
For I have steep'd a father's couch in tears,
And tinged a mother's glowing cheek with shame.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone
"Now let my life from twenty deep wounds flow,
And wolves may drink the blood. My time is done.
Young, brave and spotless, I rejoice to go
And sit where all the Gods are, in the sun."
"Hialmar speaks to the Raven: From Leconte de Lisle" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

Audrey emerged from the meal spotless.
Stepping in his spotless white shoes, while tossing out blues riffs on his trombone -- one-handed, yet.
Despite having a spotless record and Southeastern Pennsylvania's No.
Even the T- shirts he wore kayaking were crisp and spotless.
Notre Dame eyes first spotless home slate since '98.
Some doctors and other licensed medical staff working for the Oklahoma Corrections Department have less-than- spotless pasts, public records show.
Some Oklahoma prison doctors, medical staff have less-than- spotless backgrounds, records show.
In a perfect world you'd drive back from a ride and your bike would be spotless and ready for the next outing before you got home.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesPublic places aren't expected to be spotless, but Wrigley Field apparently is a den of filth.
1 Irish ran the table in the regular season and are the only bowl-eligible team left that is spotless in the loss column.
The Lady Pirates' have reached this point with a 26-1 record and their spotless 13-0.
The Susan G Komen Foundation's once-spotless reputation is getting dirtier by the minute.
Their Guinness pints are also just as genuine, "with time taken to pour and settle in two parts," according to manager Steve Basile, "through clean lines and into spotless imperial pint glasses.
It's in constant use, never spotless.
"He left the area spotless when he departed," said Hailey attorney Ned Williamson.
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In science:

This is not surprising given the small areal coverage and temperature contrast of the spot and considering that in Paper II we obtained a nearly identical temperature ratio with a purely spotless model.
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
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