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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNCLEANNESS

What was he but a whited sepulchre, full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness?

The people were poor and ill-clad, and they smelt of garlic and uncleanness.

But a spasm of disgust at the uncleanness of the task to be done made me retch and pause.

Uncleanness and the evil eye are dogmatic notions, products of demonism.

Because God dwelt among them, the camp was holy: all uncleanness was to be removed from it.

On account of the ceremonial "uncleanness" caused by the dead body.

But, Derry, 'there is a fountain opened for sin and all uncleanness.'

They never pretended, sister; they never meddle, but in case of uncleanness.

And for his practice, he was now drunken in all manner of uncleanness and filthiness.

The Goddess shall purge me from my uncleanness as metal is purged from the dross.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English unclæne, "morally impure, defiled, unfit for food," from un- (1) "not" + clean (adj.). Literal sense of "dirty" is recorded from mid-13c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNCLEANNESS

dirtiness

noundirty state
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