unclean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unclean soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime "dirty unswept sidewalks","a child in dirty overalls","dirty slums","piles of dirty dishes","put his dirty feet on the clean sheet","wore an unclean shirt","mining is a dirty job","Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
    • adj unclean having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws "unclean meat","and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible
    • Unclean Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. "He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days."
    • Unclean Morally impure. "Adultery of the heart, consisting of inordinate and unclean affections."
    • Unclean Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Thailand, the left hand is considered unclean, so you should not eat with it. Also, pointing with one finger is considered rude and is only done when pointing to objects or animals, never humans.
    • unclean Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy.
    • unclean Ceremonially impure. Not free from ceremonial defilement: said of persons.
    • unclean Morally impure; foul with sin; wicked; evil; especially, lewd; unchaste.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unclean un-klēn′ not clean: foul:
    • adj Unclean un-klēn′ (B.) ceremonially impure: sinful: lewd
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Quotations

  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. unclǣne,. See Unnot, and Clean

Usage

In literature:

The unclean and frightful tide bore down upon our terrified missionary, shrieking and whooping.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 6" by Various
The unclean spirit found his home swept and garnished: but empty.
"Town and Country Sermons" by Charles Kingsley
Some held in veneration certain unclean fowls, etc.
"Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development" by Francis Galton
He called it a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
Your unclean mind is as incapable of believing in virtue, as you are helpless in the grip of your own insane lust.
"The Eyes of the World" by Harold Bell Wright
You thought, almost, that I was unclean.
"The Alaskan" by James Oliver Curwood
Hedges were left uncut; ditches were left uncleaned.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Like the Egyptians, who held wool unclean, they buried no initiate in woollen garments.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
No woman could offer sacrifices nor eat the holy meats because, according to the Jews, she was too unclean and unholy.
"Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I will now call to mind my past uncleanness and the carnal corruptions of my soul; not because I love them, but that I may love Thee, O my God.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
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In poetry:

The little street wenches,
the callous, unclean
—Could they but tell us what
all the gods mean.
"In the Dim Counties" by John Shaw Neilson
Surprising grace! and such were we
By nature and by sin,
Heirs of immortal misery,
Unholy and unclean.
"Hymn 104" by Isaac Watts
The best that is in your mind
no one can make unclean.
It shines there deep inside
for you and God alone.
"The Best" by Karin Boye
There is a way, and a holy way,
Where the unclean foot shall never tread,
But from it the lowly shall not stray,
To it the penitent shall be led.
"Isaiah, Chapter XXXV" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
Abraham let not his ass approach the scene,
Where he did erst his sacrifice prepare:
Permit not thou a thought, that is unclean,
To come — where thou dost offer up thy pray'r.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
Let the God who is maker of bats watch with them in their
unclean corners. . . .
I admit a God in every crevice.
But not bats in my room;
Nor the God of bats, while the sun shines.
"Man And Bat" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Could a boy or girl really reach teenhood without ever having seen an uncleaned, uncut and uncooked beet.
Farm Tied to Salmonella Outbreak Was Unclean .
Farm Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Had Unclean Conditions.
Unclean , by Richard Beck.
The solution for unclean windows.
Jensen Farms owner fined for renting unclean motel rooms to migrants.
Judgments – Damages – Unclean Hands.
This week we are going to continue with the topic of clean and unclean food and are they for health reasons.
UnClean 2 Controls Uninstalls.
Unclean conditions found in building at Indiana farm tied to deadly salmonella outbreak.
Unclean Hands at the Gill Tract.
Indiana farm tied to salmonella outbreak was unclean .
The amoeba â€" Naegleria fowleri â€" lives in warm, unclean water.
If you eat in a restaurant or someones home, in nearly all cases, the meat is ritually unclean.
Majority of home heating fires occur in chimneys left uncleaned.
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In science:

Section 22 looks more closely at the moment a graph first becomes unclean.
The birth of the giant component
We simply sum the individual probabilities, neglecting unclean cases.
The birth of the giant component
So the excess almost surely increases past any given value before a large multigraph becomes unclean.
The birth of the giant component
Still, it is conceivable that a random graph might have a tendency to leave the top line briefly when it first becomes unclean.
The birth of the giant component
For example, suppose the initial bicyclic component is already unclean; it will then correspond to the double self-loop of (9.15).
The birth of the giant component
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