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pure

(pyūr),
Unadulterated; free from admixture or contamination with any extraneous matter.
[L. purus]

pure

(pūr) free from mixture with or contamination by other materials.

pure

[pyo̅o̅r]
1 free of contamination by extraneous matter.
2 a state in which a substance contains nothing other than itself.

pure

Drug slang
noun A regional term for uncut heroin

pure

(pyūr)
Unadulterated; free from admixture or contamination with any extraneous matter.
[L. purus]
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Their vague idealism, the suspicion of a philosophical idea which underlay the titles they gave their pictures, accorded very well with the functions of art as from his diligent perusal of Ruskin he understood it; but here was something quite different: here was no moral appeal; and the contemplation of these works could help no one to lead a purer and a higher life.
The history of the world fails to show a higher, purer, and more unselfish class of men and women than those who found their way into those Negro schools.
The wind at night blowing over the hills and woods was purer and fresher than the wind by day, and the earth, robbed of detail, more mysterious than the earth coloured and divided by roads and fields.
Often, when they had no more agreeable occupation at hand, the Misses Murray would amuse themselves with visiting the poor cottagers on their father's estate, to receive their flattering homage, or to hear the old stories or gossiping news of the garrulous old women; or, perhaps, to enjoy the purer pleasure of making the poor people happy with their cheering presence and their occasional gifts, so easily bestowed, so thankfully received.
Furthermore, when the expense of the maintenance of armed guards over the pest-house, day and night, throughout the years, is considered, Walter Merritt Emory could have saved many thousands of dollars to the tax-payers of the city and county of San Francisco, which thousands of dollars, had they been spent otherwise, could have been diverted to the reduction of the notorious crowding in school-rooms, to purer milk for the babies of the poor, or to an increase of breathing-space in the park system for the people of the stifling ghetto.
Henry opened the window, and waited there breathing the purer air.
In some degree at least I restrained myself: I made the effort to return to purer ways of life.
Now was the time for the purer living and the more agile limb to show their value.
Follow her, good friends of virtue, on the pilgrimage that leads, by steep and thorny ways, to the purer atmosphere and the nobler life.
The shiners, pouts, and perch also, and indeed all the fishes which inhabit this pond, are much cleaner, handsomer, and firmer-fleshed than those in the river and most other ponds, as the water is purer, and they can easily be distinguished from them.
Concerning it Landor inquires "whether it is not to be referred to some purer state of sensation and existence.
The switch from the Nexus program to the Silver line will be Google's way of delivering a purer version of the Android line.