Examples of purity in a Sentence
struggling to live a life of purity while surrounded by wickedness
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Women wear loose clothing, cover their hair and forgo makeup and nail polish to achieve a state of humility and spiritual purity.
Millet sees an ominous connection to the Nazi ideology of racial purity.
Seeking to deploy historical and legal knowledge in the service of Aryan racial purity, Krieger studied a range of overseas race regimes, including contemporary South Africa, but discovered his foundation in American law.
Belying her look of waifish innocence and purity, Olive turns out to be an even more daring rebel than the Marstons.
But the logic of a convention might argue against such purity.
But now, Afghan and Western officials estimate that half, if not more, of Afghan opium is getting some level of processing in the country, either into morphine or heroin with varying degrees of purity.
At the top, with only seven figures, all is purity and light: clouds, luminous clothing, rays of sun.
While early racial data were gathered to feed an obsession with racial purity, and were even used to locate Japanese Americans for internment during World War II, over time the Census Bureau settled on bureaucracy to explain its work.
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Origin and Etymology of purity
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymschasteness, immaculacy, innocence, modesty, chastity
Antonymsimmodesty, impurity, unchasteness, unchastity
Related Wordsgoodness, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness; morality, probity, rectitude; decency, decorum, propriety, seemliness
Near Antonymsbadness, evil, sinfulness, unrighteousness, wickedness; impropriety, indecency, vulgarity
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