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As a general rule, I think, educated Americans are more apt to err on the side of purism than of laxity.
No writer of the period has such a command of pure English, unadulterated by xenomania and unweakened by purism, as Daniel.
Purism, whether in grammar or vocabulary, almost always means ignorance.
THOMAS HARDY'S DORSETROBERT THURSTON HOPKINS
His fate was perhaps as sad as well might be, and as foul a blot to the purism of these very pure times in which we live.
DOCTOR THORNEANTHONY TROLLOPE
If we attempt such purism we must fail signally as constructors and as artists.
The rhetoric of the seventeenth century was a necessary outgrowth of pedantic purism.
The origin of this terminology seems to me to lie in a bit of purism.
The simplicity and purism of the tea-room resulted from emulation of the Zen monastery.
THE BOOK OF TEAKAKUZO OKAKURA
Even the devout played into the hands of the worldly by their very purism.
THE WILL TO DOUBTALFRED H. LLOYD
This is not a time for purism of style; and style has little to do with the worth or unworth of a book.

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