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He was said to keep the house in immaculate order, and he also took care of the garden.

It proved to be a little out of place, but otherwise he was as immaculate as was his wont.

Large and mysterious are the paths of heaven, just and immaculate his ways.

He took off the immaculate topper and held it out towards her.

And nearly in the middle was the bulky, immaculate, pigmented Ribiera.

He was back at Gertrude's table, the worshipped, the immaculate Gertrude of those days.

The snow was an immaculate shroud, unmarked by track of bird or beast.

I assure you I do it in the interests of Templeton, and of your immaculate Club.

Do not, therefore, look for an immaculate husband, for you will not find him.

His linen was immaculate, and he wore a fine pearl in his black poplin cravat.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "free from mental or moral pollution, pure," from a figurative use of Latin immaculatus "unstained," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + maculatus "spotted, defiled," past participle of maculare "to spot," from macula "spot, blemish." The literal sense of "spotlessly clean or neat" in English is first attested 1735. Immaculate Conception is late 15c., from Middle French conception immaculée (late 15c.); declared to be an article of faith in 1854.

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