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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPURITY

Then skim off whatever milk or impurity may rise to the top.

Any turbidness or impurity in the water will injure the clearness of the sweetmeats.

And no thought of impurity came to him on beholding that lily, snowy whiteness.

Woman, restrained to purity, has of necessity fallen often into impurity.

It was she who was the slave; she, the creature of impurity, to whom the Church should have denied a soul.

She had been impure—but her impurity swathed her in mystic seductiveness.

Purity and impurity belong to oneself; no one can purify another.

Mazdaism is governed throughout by ideas of purity and impurity.

We are self-indulgent--and how often that can lead to impurity!

By turns our purity inspires and our impurity casts us down.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "thing which makes or is impure;" c.1500, "fact or quality of being impure," from Middle French impurité, from impur (see impure). Related: Impurities.

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