impureness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n impureness the condition of being impure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colored diamonds are caused by impurities such as nitrogen (yellow), boron (blue). With red diamonds being due to deformities in the structure of the stone, and green ones being the result of irradiation.
    • n Impureness The quality or condition of being impure; impurity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.
    • n impureness The quality or condition of being impure; impurity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Impureness quality of being impure
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.”
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
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    “All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.”
  • Dan Quayle
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    “It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
  • Wyndham Lewis
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    “All orthodox opinion -- that is, today, revolutionary opinion either of the pure or the impure variety -- is anti-man.”
  • Jean Rostand
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    “We are not na?ve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “When Satan makes impure verses, Allah sends a divine tune to cleanse them.”

Usage

In literature:

The principal impurities to be sought for in cane sugar are inorganic matter, water, molasses, farina, and grape, or starch sugar.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
By letting it pass through the city they showed that it was not the ordinary relics of impure humanity.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
From both lungs and skin, matter is constantly thrown off, and floats in the form of germs in all impure air.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
I must not breathe impure air, because impure air makes bad blood, and bad blood makes poor bones.
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
One of impure birth can never be a friend of one who is of pure birth.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The consummation of the marriage rite made both the man and the woman impure, as did every subsequent act of the same kind.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon" by George Rawlinson
To speak of the "purity" of French spirit, or of the "impurity" of English spirit, is equally absurd.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
If impure water filters through charcoal, it emerges pure, having left its impurities in the pores of the charcoal.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
He stood in the presence of impurity, and men became pure.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
In the crude state as it comes from the mine it contains common salt and earthy matter as impurities.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
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In poetry:

Affecting lunar whiteness, patent snows,
It trembles at betrayal of a sore.
Hers is the glacier-conscience, to expose
Impurities for clearness at the core.
"The Sage Enamoured And The Honest Lady" by George Meredith
May God keep us all, from Satan's sad thrall,
(I pray from the depth of my soul!)
And Christians secure, from vices impure,
And hell and the tempter controul.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
To the living one, commit the dead,
O'er the beast let earth and dust be spread,
And, so far as may extend your might,
What ye deem impure, conceal from sight.
"Book Of the Parsees - The Bequest Of The Ancient Persian Faith" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Go thou to prison, ev'ry woe endure,
And lie in chains extended on the floor,
Ere thou with action lustful and impure,
Givest Christ's member to a filthy whore.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Now, for some cheek where guilty blushes glow,
For some false Florimel's impure disguise,
The listed youth nor War's loud signal know,
Nor Virtue's call, nor Fame's imperial prize.
"Elegy XXI. Taking a View of the Country From His Retirement" by William Shenstone
I feel, and I feel it with deep melancholy,
Impure is the passion I cherish for thee;
My lover, oh! speak, is my flame not unholy?
O! speak, and thy voice shall be conscience to me.
"The Doubt" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

Rain Cleanses the Impurity of Jews in Jerusalem so Muslims Can Pray.
It also provides a procedure to measure impurities.
Cercospora leafspot is among the most serious diseases of sugarbeets in Michigan, capable of inflicting significant tonnage and sucrose losses as well as increased impurities.
This test method has been found applicable to the measurement of impurities found in cyclohexane.
This test method has been found applicable to the measurement of impurities found in cyclohexane .
Grain Boundary Decohesion by Impurity Segregation in a Nickel-Sulfur System Masatake Yamaguchi, Motoyuki Shiga, Hideo Kaburaki.
The LS Industries' external and internal shot blasters quickly and efficiently strip paint, rust and other surface impurities leaving a superior paint ready surface.
The determination of residual solvents (RS), formerly called organic volatile impurities (OVI), in pharmaceutical products is probably the most important application of gas chromatography in pharmaceutical quality control.
The US Pharmacopeia's revised General Chapters on elemental impurity limits and testing procedures are set to take effect in December 2012, and are to be implemented by the industry by May 2014.
USP optimizes identification tests and impurities procedures.
Suppliers Linked to Impure Heparin .
The GOP's " Impure Thoughts" Edition.
You don't hear anything about impure thoughts these days, but I spent all the waking hours of my teenage years trying not to have them.
We need more of Kantrowitz's ' impure research.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. TCCD International has announced the introduction of its Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus that works to help remove daily buildup of toxins and impurities with a Detox Complex.
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In science:

In Fig. 5, U0 of samples doped with nonmagnetic Zn impurities, evaluated as in the case of Ni impurity, is also shown for comparison.
Ni-impurity effects on the superconducting gap of La$_{2-x}$Sr$_{x}$CuO$_4$ studied from the magnetic field and temperature dependence of the electronic specific heat
The reduction of U0 in LSCNO is smaller than the theoretical result for impurities in the unitarity limit, which can explain the reduction of U0 for Zn impurity very well.
Ni-impurity effects on the superconducting gap of La$_{2-x}$Sr$_{x}$CuO$_4$ studied from the magnetic field and temperature dependence of the electronic specific heat
The immediate consequence of this fact is that even for concentrated Mn, on the metallic side, where the impurity band is merged with the valence band and there is no gap for charge transport, the top of this impurity band is still formed by strongly hybridized d-p-orbitals (see Fig. 1).
The Nature of the magnetism-promoting hole state in the prototype magnetic semiconductor GaAs: Mn
The impurity band picture correctly describes the dependence of Tc on the Fermi energy position: In accordance with above picture the Fermi level is pinned in the impurity band region of strong d-p hybridization both in insulating and metallic states.
The Nature of the magnetism-promoting hole state in the prototype magnetic semiconductor GaAs: Mn
This impurity band modiļ¬es the host crystal density of states (DOS) generating a Lorentzian-like impurity band above the host valence band maximum.
The Nature of the magnetism-promoting hole state in the prototype magnetic semiconductor GaAs: Mn
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