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immaculate

(ĭ-măk′yə-lĭt)
adj.
1. Impeccably clean; spotless: "The room was as spare and immaculate as a monk's cell" (Caroline Preston).
2. Free from sin.
3. Free from fault or error: an immaculate record on the job.
4. Biology Having no spots or marks.

im·mac′u·late·ly adv.
im·mac′u·late·ness n.
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In Mirbeau, the counter-aesthetic impulse is the attempt to ground the bird, sullying its immaculacy by caging it in images.
Inscriptions on scrolls held by the various saints all relate to the immaculacy Of the Virgin and her power to redeem from sin.
Indeed, there is something about the restrained immaculacy of the readings that comes to seem evasive of theory rather than productive, and the irony of the book taken in the aggregate is that it may seem to perform a kind of inversion of the phenomenon Wilner wishes to pin down: the prescriptive allegory of the book's accumulation of parts tends to evanesce rather than persist.