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Definition of Pure


  1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.
  2. Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons.
  3. Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions.
  4. Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.
  5. Of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

Pure Quotations

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
Minna Antrim

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Honore de Balzac
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Pure Translations

pure in Afrikaans is skoon, suiwer
pure in Danish is ren
pure in Dutch is zindelijk, puur, helder, rein, schoon
pure in Finnish is puhdas
pure in French is pur, pudique
pure in Hungarian is tiszta
pure in Italian is pulito, pudico
pure in Latin is incorruptus, incontaminatus, purus, putus
pure in Norwegian is ren
pure in Portuguese is puro
pure in Spanish is puro, mondo, limpio, casto
pure in Swedish is ren, oblandad, idel
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