uncleanness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n uncleanness the state of being unsanitary
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible
    • n uncleanness The state or character of being unclean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • 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.
    • n Uncleanness the state or quality of being unclean: dirtiness:
    • n Uncleanness (B.) want of ceremonial purity: moral impurity: sinfulness
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Quotations

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

Usage

In literature:

Gordon, who had been handling the paper with the tips of his finger, as if it were something unclean, threw it down on the table again.
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
One more big fight, and they would smash the unclean thing.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Don't you know that no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of heaven?
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Don't you know that no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of heaven?
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
You shake your heads; then why do you stare at me as though I were a thing accursed and unclean?
"Fair Margaret" by H. Rider Haggard
It is the one thing in the whole book that makes me feel most intellectually unclean for writing it.
"City of Endless Night" by Milo Hastings
Milk is rendered unclean or impure by dirt.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Why will they make the Holy of Holies common and unclean?
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862" by Various
May the hand that offends thee be cut off, and cast to unclean dogs.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
It seemed without form, save for an unclean, half-animal face, that looked out, vilely, from somewhere about its middle.
"The House on the Borderland" by William Hope Hodgson
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In poetry:

Vain are the hopes the sons of men
On their own works have built;
Their hearts by nature all unclean,
And all their actions guilt.
"Hymn 94" by Isaac Watts
Lord, I am vile, conceived in sin;
And born unholy and unclean;
Sprung from the man whose guilty fall
Corrupts the race, and taints us all.
"Psalm 51 part 2" by Isaac Watts
What hath made this great king stagger,
Reel, and shriek—"unclean, unclean!"
Thunderbolt, or flash of dagger?
Nay, 'twas but a garden bean.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
What snake-tressed fury fresh from Hell, with
uncouth gestures and unclean,
Stole from the poppy-drowsy queen and led you
to a student's cell?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
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
The best thing thou canst do at last,
To keep the plague off, is to fast —
From meat and drink, I do not mean,
But from each thought and act unclean.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Could a boy or girl really reach teenhood without ever having seen an uncleaned, uncut and uncooked beet.
According to the law, she was unclean.
M any bearings fail because unclean containers contaminate the lube oil as it is being transferred from storage drums to equipment bearing housings.
Indiana farm tied to salmonella outbreak unclean .
Farm Tied to Salmonella Outbreak Unclean .
Farm Tied To Salmonella Outbreak Was Unclean .
A federal inspector found two strains of salmonella and unclean conditions at an Indiana cantaloupe farm's fruit-packing plant during inspections prompted by a deadly outbreak linked to the farm's melons.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal inspector found two strains of salmonella and unclean conditions at an Indiana cantaloupe farm's fruit-packing plant during visits following a deadly outbreak linked to its melons.
Farm Tied to Salmonella Outbreak Was Unclean .
Farm Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Had Unclean Conditions.
An inspector with the Food and Drug Administration found unclean conditions at a southern Indiana farm linked to an outbreak of salmonella that killed three people in Kentucky and left hundreds sick.
Unclean scrotal play might make you teste.
Unclean , by Richard Beck.
The solution for unclean windows.
Jensen Farms owner fined for renting unclean motel rooms to migrants.
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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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