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For more than an hour, there was perfect stillness, as the shades of evening deepened.

Pericles had not visited his son since his return to perfect consciousness.

His senses breathed the air of her perfect and compelling femininity.

Thoroughbred is the word for her, style and action, as the horse people say, perfect.

No one who listened to her could doubt her perfect truthfulness and integrity.

We are now in perfect safety, and I will give the horses two days' rest.

Our Constitution of 1787 was not a perfect instrument; it is not perfect yet.

Nor is it any objection to her being so, that she is not in all respects a perfect character.

For you know every good as well as every perfect gift is from the father of lights!

The texture of food is entitled to a score of 20 if it is perfect.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. alteration of Middle English parfit (c.1300), from Old French parfit "finished, completed, ready" (11c.), from Latin perfectus "completed, excellent, accomplished, exquisite," past participle of perficere "accomplish, finish, complete," from per- "completely" (see per) + facere "to perform" (see factitious). Often used in English as an intensive (perfect stranger, etc.).

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