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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMMACULATENESS

And what new instance of his immaculateness has induced this sapient belief?

There is a halo of immaculateness about him: cleanliness is in the very atmosphere when he is near.

A miracle of close shaving his face was, and a marvel of immaculateness his linen.

An obese individual sometimes surprises us, however, by his ambition and immaculateness.

I was impressed the moment she entered the room with her immaculateness, her irreproachableness of thought and feeling.

I have observed several times that the immaculateness of his manipulators has not been extremely noticeable.

It will be no spick and span and polished house, with an immaculateness that testifies to the tragedy of drudge.

You are really inimitable, you stern guardians of morals and most sapient defenders of the immaculateness of the State!

Mrs. Brand's critical glance weighed his smallness, his immaculateness, his difference from her own great sons.

Her immaculateness of body and spirit is not a superficial acquisition but a fundamental expression of her real self.

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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