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Pure (Canadian band)

Pure was a Canadian rock band, formed in Vancouver in 1991. Previously, the band was known as After All and Grin Factory. Signed to the Reprise label, the band reached a greater audience once their song "Greedy" was featured on the soundtrack album Songs from the Cool World, and the single "Blast" reached No. 22 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart in 1993.

Pure (Gary Numan album)

Pure is a 2000 album by British musician Gary Numan, the follow-up to 1997's Exile.

Pure (Godflesh album)

Pure is the second album by English industrial metal band Godflesh. It was released on April 13, 1992, on Earache Records. A music video was produced for "Mothra". The CD version includes two bonus tracks.

This LP was re-issued in August of 2009 as part of a triple-CD package which also included both the Slavestate EP and the Cold World EP.

Pure (The Jesus Lizard album)

Pure is the debut EP by The Jesus Lizard, released in 1989. The cover artwork was by bassist David Wm. Sims. This is the only record by the Jesus Lizard recorded with a drum machine. Drummer Mac McNeilly was added to the group soon after it was recorded. The song "Blockbuster" was sung by bassist David Wm. Sims and was covered by the Melvins, with David Yow on vocals, on their album " The Crybaby".

Pure (Hayley Westenra album)

Pure is the first internationally published album by Christchurch, New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra. Her previous albums were released only in New Zealand and nearby Australia. This album also received professional consultation from the legendary Sir George Martin who helped to create its "unique appeal". In 2004, it was the highest selling New Zealand Album and so it privileged Hayley with an award from the New Zealand Music Awards of 2004. It was published by the Decca Music Group label in 2003. It was distributed in the United States by Universal Classics in 2004. During its first week of sales it sold 19,068 copies. As of 2007, Pure is the best selling classical album for the 21st century in the UK.

Pure gives a new freshness to well known classical repertoire, as well as exploring the world of pop and traditional Maori choral singing, including renditions of "Who Painted the Moon Black?", " Hine e Hine" (a song of the Māori, the natives of New Zealand), "In Trutina", from Orff's Carmina Burana, " Wuthering Heights" (a cover of the Kate Bush hit), and the perennial spiritual classic " Amazing Grace". Sir George Martin co-wrote the track "Beat of Your Heart" just for the album. Also on the album is " Pokarekare Ana", a New Zealand love song which has enduring popularity, and has become Hayley's signature song.

Pure was recorded at Air Lyndhurst, Eastcote Studios, London, England.

Pure (No Angels album)

Pure is the third studio album by all-female German pop group No Angels. It was released by Polydor's subsidiary Cheyenne Records on August 25, 2003 in German-speaking Europe and is the band's only album without founding member Jessica Wahls, who later rejoined the group for their The Best of No Angels the same year. Recorded during Wahls's pregnancy break — which would result in officially leaving the group prior to the album's release —, the album marked the No Angels' first studio release as a quartet and their final album before their temporary disbandment in fall 2003.

Production was helmed by frequent collaborators Thorsten Brötzmann and Peter Ries, with additional songwriting and production contribution from Siedah Garrett, Perky Park, Nigel Rush, Twin, and band member Lucy Diakovska. Despite not selling as well as their previous two albums Elle'ments (2001) and Now... Us! (2002), it became the No Angels' third consecutive chart-topper on the German Media Control albums chart and was eventually certified gold by the BVMI. It peaked at number two and nine in Austria and Switzerland, respectively. Media reception for Pure was generally mixed, although it earned the group their strongest reviews yet. Pure spawned three singles, including the band's fourth number-one hit " No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)", summer-lite " Someday" and Twin-produced " Feelgood Lies."

Pure (2002 film)

Pure is a 2002 British film directed by Gillies MacKinnon. It starred Molly Parker, Harry Eden, David Wenham and Keira Knightley.

Pure (2005 film)

Pure is a 2005 Canadian film.

Misha seeks to escape her party-girl past and enroll in college.

Pure (Orgy song)

"Pure" is the sixth single of the alternative metal band Orgy. It was released on August 23, 2005 as a bonus disc that came with pre-orders of Orgy's Trans Global Spectacle DVD. This disc was not sold in stores and there is no other way to obtain it outside of the Trans Global Spectacle DVD Pre-Order, however the original track is on the album Punk Statik Paranoia. It was packaged in a white paper sleeve with a clear plastic front with no paper inserts of any kind.

Pure (Lara Fabian album)

Lara Fabian's third studio album Pure, was a two million-selling album, which reached Diamond status in France, from which came the anti-homophobia anthem "La Différence." The album went platinum in less than two weeks. Lara again was bestowed with awards, being awarded a Félix Award for Popular Album Of The Year at the 1997 ADISQ gala and was also nominated for two Juno Awards of 1997 in the Best Female Singer and Best Selling French Album categories. Pure has become one of the best-selling French-language albums of all time.

Pure (The Lightning Seeds song)

"Pure" is a single by the British music group The Lightning Seeds from their debut album Cloudcuckooland.

The song peaked at No. 16 in the UK. The track is the band's sole entry on the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 in the United States, peaking at No. 31. It was the first of many chart hits for the band on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at No. 8 on the chart.

Pure (Chris Potter album)

Pure is a studio album from saxophonist Chris Potter released 1994 for Concord Records. Appearing on the album is frequent collaborator John Hart on guitar, in addition to pianist and organist Larry Goldings. According to Neil Tesser, Goldings plays with "virtually none of the traditional organ-jazz fare" on this album.

Pure (The Lightning Seeds album)

Pure is a compilation album by pop band The Lightning Seeds, released in 1996 and reaching #27 in the UK Albums Chart.

The first of what would turn out to be five compilations Ian Broudie released from 1996 to 2006, Pure, The Lightning Seeds' first release by Virgin, is almost a reissue rather than a compilation, since it consists of all but three of the songs released by Epic on the first two albums, Cloudcuckooland from 1990 and Sense from 1992; the only songs missing are one song from the first album ("Control the Flame") and two from Sense: ("Where Flowers Fade" and "Marooned").

Pure (video game)

Pure is an off-road, quad-bike trick-racing video game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Black Rock Studio (formerly Climax Racing, the developers of the Moto GP and ATV Offroad Fury franchises). The game was announced on February 14, 2008 and was released in North America on September 16, 2008 on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in Europe on September 26, 2008 and in Japan on June 25, 2009. The game incorporates a trick system that rewards the player with speed boosts for successfully pulling off tricks.

Pure (company)

Pure is a British consumer electronics company, based in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, founded in 2002. Pure is a division of another Hertfordshire-based company, Imagination Technologies, which primarily designs Central processing units and Graphics processing units. Imagination did not originally set out to sell consumer electronics and the first Pure radio was merely a demonstration platform for its DAB decoding chip. The success of the first sub-£100 DAB receiver, the Evoke-1, led to the development of further products

Pure designs and manufactures Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) receivers, iPod/iPhone docks and other consumer audio equipment. Pure products are available in the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, and via online suppliers.

Pure (3 Colours Red album)

Pure is the debut album from UK rock band 3 Colours Red.

It was produced by the band's manager Terry Thomas at Livingston Recording Studios in London in 1996 and managed to accurately encapsulate the furious assault of their renowned live performances, it reached number 15 in the UK album charts when it was released on Creation Records in 1997 and included four top-40 singles, it was touted by the music press at the time as one of the best British albums of the decade, catapulting the band into the mainstream media headlights. Having injected energy into the UK's dwindling Britpop scene alongside bands like Feeder, Bush and Muse, they soon became poster boys for the industry's newly carved 'Britrock' pigeonhole.

Pure (The Primitives album)

Pure is a 1989 studio album by the British band The Primitives, released as the follow-up to their debut, Lovely. The line-up changed slightly over the course of the previous year: Steve Dullaghan was replaced on the bass guitar by Paul Sampson, who also shared the production duties with Wayne Morris.

The first U.S. single from Pure was "Sick of It", which reached #24 in the UK. Pure also features " Way Behind Me", a single which was actually released shortly after the debut album (rising to #36 on the UK charts in 1988) and added to all future editions of Lovely. "Secrets" was also released as a single; however it stalled just inside the Top 50 (#49 UK). " I'll Be Your Mirror" is a cover of a Velvet Underground song from 1967.

Pure (programming language)

Pure is a dynamically typed, functional programming language based on term rewriting. It has facilities for user-defined operator syntax, macros, multiple-precision numbers, and compilation to native code through the LLVM. It is the successor to the Q programming language.

Pure comes with an interpreter and debugger, provides automatic memory management, and has powerful functional and symbolic programming capabilities as well as interface to C libraries (e.g. for numerics, low-level protocols, and other such tasks). At the same time, Pure is a "small" language designed from scratch; its interpreter is not large, and the library modules are written in Pure itself. The syntax of Pure resembles that of Miranda and Haskell, but it is a free-format language and thus uses explicit delimiters (rather than indentation) to indicate program structure.

The Pure language is a successor of the Q language created previously by the same author, Albert Gräf at the University of Mainz in Germany. Compared to Q, it offers some important new features (in particular, local functions with lexical scoping, efficient vector and matrix support and the built-in C interface) and programs run much faster as they are JIT-compiled to native code on the fly. Pure is mostly aimed at mathematical applications and scientific computing currently, but its interactive interpreter environment, the C interface and the growing collection of addon modules make it suitable for a variety of other applications, such as artificial intelligence, symbolic computation, and real-time multimedia processing.

Pure plugins are available for the Gnumeric spreadsheet and Miller Puckette's Pure Data graphical multimedia software, which make it possible to extend these programs with functions written in the Pure language. Interfaces to GNU Octave, OpenCV, OpenGL, the GNU Scientific Library, FAUST, SuperCollider and liblo (for OSC) are also provided as library modules.

Pure is free software distributed (mostly) under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (or later).

Pure (Boney James album)

Pure is the ninth album by jazz saxophonist Boney James, released in 2004.

Pure (Maksim Mrvica album)

Pure is the sixth studio album by Maksim Mrvica. It was internationally released by MBO on 22 November 2007.

Pure (Pendragon album)

Pure is the eighth studio album by English neo-progressive rock group Pendragon. It was first released on October 1, 2008, as a regular edition on Toff Records, the band's own imprint, and reissued in March 14, 2011, as a special CD+DVD edition in rigid digi book through Madfish, a division label of Snapper Music. The DVD in the new special packaging has an 1hr. 24min. footage titled 'Handy-Cam Progumentary', recorded by the band themselves.

Pure (Miller novel)

Pure is a 2011 novel by English author Andrew Miller. The book is the sixth novel by Miller and was released on 9 June 2011 in the United Kingdom through Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton. The novel is set in pre-revolutionary France and the upcoming turmoil is a consistent theme throughout. It follows an engineer named Jean-Baptiste Baratte and chronicles his efforts in clearing an overfilled graveyard which is polluting the surrounding area. Baratte makes friends and enemies as the cemetery is both loved and hated by the people of the district.

Miller was inspired to write about the Les Innocents Cemetery after reading historian Philippe Ariès's brief description of its clearing and imagining the theatrics that must have been involved. The novel received positive reviews, particularly noting the quality of writing. The novel was awarded the Costa Book Award 2011 for "Best Novel" and "Book of the Year", and was nominated for the Walter Scott Prize and South Bank award.

Pure (The Golden Palominos album)

Pure is the seventh album by The Golden Palominos, released on October 11, 1994, by Restless Records.

Pure (Baggott novel)

Pure is a dystopian novel written by Julianna Baggott and published in 2012. The first part of a trilogy, it tells the story of Pressia and her people, living in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by nuclear bombs, and Partridge and his people who live inside The Dome, a giant bunker that spared people from the destruction. The people on the outside call the dome-dwellers "pures", untouched by radiation. The people inside the Dome call the outsiders "wretches", considering them less than human. The novel follows Pressia's and Partridge's stories separately, until they unexpectedly meet.

Baggott has written two sequels to Pure: 2013's Fuse and 2014's Burn.

20th Century Fox, with Karen Rosenfelt as producer, have acquired the film rights for the upcoming movie adaptation of this book. James Ponsoldt is attached to direct.

Pure (The Times album)

Pure is the 10th album by West London Post punk and Indie band The Times released in 1991.

Pure (2009 film)

Pure is a 2009 Swedish drama film directed and written by Lisa Langseth. Its Swedish language title is Till det som är vackert which approximately translates to "To that which is beautiful".

Lead actress Alicia Vikander won the Swedish Guldbagge Award for Best Actress for her role in this film.

Pure (app)

Pure is a dating service app for Apple iOS and Android created by Getpure Inc.

The purpose of the app is to connect people in a time-limited fashion. The app is unique in that it offers users the security and comfort of temporary, time-limited accounts that last up to an hour. Within this hour, users have the opportunity to connect with others using the phone’s GPS function. The app’s time-limited accounts address security concerns.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

pure

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
absolute/pure hate (=complete and total hate)
▪ His speech was an expression of pure hate.
complete/total/pure fabrication
▪ Of course, it might all be complete fabrication.
perfect/pure/sheer happiness (=happiness that is as good as it can be)
▪ The birth of my child was a moment of sheer happiness.
pure conjecture
▪ What she said was pure conjecture.
pure cotton (=not mixed with any other materials)
▪ shirts made from pure cotton
pure genius
▪ a work of pure genius
pure hatred (=complete hatred)
▪ The child opened her eyes and stared at Juliet with pure hatred.
pure jealousy
▪ Their remarks were motivated by pure jealousy.
pure nostalgia (=used when talking about good things from the past that are not mixed with things from the present)
▪ It was an evening of pure nostalgia, as the band played hits from the 1940s.
pure silk
pure silk stockings
pure supposition
▪ His version of events is pure supposition.
pure/absolute/sheer etc hell
▪ They described the war zone as sheer hell.
pure/absolute/sheer etc hell
▪ ‘How was your exam?’ ‘Sheer hell!’
pure/mere speculation (=not based on any knowledge)
▪ A government official yesterday dismissed the reports as ‘pure speculation’.
pure/sheer luxury (=used when you want to emphasize that something gives great comfort and pleasure )
▪ The blouse was satin, and felt like pure luxury.
pure/sheer spite (=spite and nothing else)
pure/sheer/complete joy (=a lot of joy, not mixed with other feelings)
▪ It was a moment of pure joy.
pure/snow white (=completely white)
▪ snow white hair
pure/solid gold
▪ solid gold watches
sheer/pure coincidence (=complete chance)
▪ It was pure coincidence that we were on the same plane.
sheer/pure delight (=very great)
▪ She opened the present and laughed with sheer delight.
sheer/pure luck (=chance, and not skill or effort)
▪ She managed to catch hold of the rope by sheer luck.
sheer/pure malice
▪ She did it out of sheer malice.
sheer/pure pleasure
▪ He studied ancient languages for the sheer pleasure of learning.
sheer/pure terror (=complete and total terror)
▪ The horse galloped off in sheer terror down the path.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
as
▪ Some of it was mixed with other ingredients as a compost, some of it was used as pure money.
▪ What began as pure fun, naturally, got competitive.
▪ Cleansers, moisturisers and a soothing toner all specially formulated to be as pure as possible.
▪ The process was as pure as meditation.
▪ Sufficient to say that I regard the play as pure make-believe.
▪ It was all-male and as pure white as a Wyoming snowstorm.
▪ Perhaps Gwen Evans was as pure as the driven snow.
▪ By and large, they viewed themselves as pure researchers.
so
▪ We made our usual rest stop and got water from the mountainside that had been piped in, so pure and tasty.
▪ It seemed so pure, last night, if sentimental.
So sweet, so good, so pure!
▪ There is nothing on this earth that can oppose a love so pure and strong.
▪ Parts of the open ocean are so pure as to support little life.
▪ Would you modify a car so pure?
▪ You know, 99. 44 percent pure. So pure it floats.
■ NOUN
air
▪ Reynard wears an oxygen mask and breathes pure air.
▪ Someplace remote, someplace quiet, with no people, pretty lakes, forests, pure air, clear skies and views?
▪ He landed at Durlston and expressed his delight at the beautiful scenery and pure air.
▪ He was like a plant with its roots in pure air.
alcohol
▪ Among the various solutions, epinephrine and pure alcohol are proved to be effective in the arrest of peptic ulcer haemorrhage.
▪ The rebleeding rate was high, however, and this could be decreased with pure alcohol injection after the epinephrine injection.
▪ For patients with spurting peptic ulcers, we suggest pure alcohol injection after an epinephrine injection instead of epinephrine injection alone.
▪ For the epinephrine plus pure alcohol group, all achieved initial haemostasis.
▪ However, in case of need, cars can run on pure alcohol after adjustments.
chance
▪ It was pure chance that Philip Yale Drew came into the frame.
▪ It was pure chance that made me notice the writing on the top file, as I pushed open the window.
▪ It was pure chance that had brought Jean-Claude to the attic window that same afternoon.
▪ The connection was made, forged beyond the power of pure chance to explain.
▪ Unless she was much mistaken in that young man, pure chance played very little part in his proceedings.
▪ Perhaps it was by pure chance that the other woman had been there, and Matthew was entirely innocent.
▪ McQuaid had either struck true by pure chance or had picked up reliable gossip at the Mohill Fair.
▪ None of us had ever been able to discover whether it was a deliberate effect, or the result of pure chance.
coincidence
▪ It is pure coincidence that the date of his birthday was 1st April.
▪ Whether it was pure coincidence or something deeper in his make-up, Fran had no idea.
▪ Of course, I realised that it was an example of pure coincidence and that there could be nothing more to it.
cotton
▪ Your sample is quite safe to use, being of pure cotton.
▪ Now, the shirt comes in a choice of 30 colours, and is made from 12 miles of pure cotton.
▪ The owners showed me the hotel rooms, which looked extremely pleasant and had pure cotton sheets.
▪ Shapes are kept simple - shirts and T-shirts - and fabrics are pure cotton or silk.
fantasy
▪ Without that income, promises of better public services - that is, publicly financed services - are pure fantasy.
▪ Rather than offer pure fantasy, the fashion gurus rose to the challenge of suggesting truly flattering, appropriate and stylish options.
▪ Or possibly she had seen nothing at all, and it was pure fantasy.
▪ If not, the rest is pure fantasy.
▪ The subjects of these plays were pure fantasy, mingled with themes from wide reading.
▪ These charming ideas were almost certainly propaganda or pure fantasy, but it was not safe to discount any of them.
▪ It was pure fantasy and she knew it.
▪ For those who have not left for the roof, be advised that the above depiction is pure fantasy.
form
▪ With Wagner the theatrical part of the programme reappears in a pure form.
▪ This is alienation in its purest form, so why does this book still make me laugh?
▪ The ideal time to pursue the sport which many considered to be the purest form of hunting.
▪ In its pure form, a no-fault system, as its name suggests, does not concern itself with blame.
▪ The liberal theology of a figure like Adolf von Harnack represents the genre in its virtually pure form.
▪ We are back to the Platonic world of pure forms, pure possibilities.
▪ Teletext and Videotext are two examples of this technology in its purest form, ie no paper.
▪ The purer forms of objectivity do not always aid an investigation to the degree that is often assumed.
genius
▪ We are swimmers in slow motion, we glide together through clear and wordless waves, strokes of pure genius.
▪ None of us has the gift of a pure genius like Mozart.
▪ Warm yourself by the fireside of pure genius and it won't cost you a penny.
▪ The Swindon sweeper doesn't need a broomstick to weave his magic and cast his soccer spells, just pure genius.
gold
▪ Links of pure gold may be forged in the flame of adversity.
▪ And much of that material was pure gold.
▪ That was all part of the job - dig the dirt and then turn it into pure gold.
▪ More and more he pauses to observe a doubloon made of pure gold, fastened into the main mast.
▪ There were bracelets and anklets of great weight and solidity made of the purest gold.
▪ The weather was pure gold and wonderful.
▪ Gardeners reckon her manure is pure gold.
hell
▪ He was never able to reveal that his life was pure hell.
▪ Perhaps not very surprisingly, it turns out to have been pure hell-brutality intensified by stupidity.
▪ The pure hell of making a speech is only equalled by the agony of the audience.
▪ Sitting in a small room with a strange man asking me questions is pure hell.
joy
▪ It was a moment of such pure joy that I probably went pink with pleasure.
▪ For some, there is the pure joy of watching talent they nurtured through countless Saturday afternoons in the driveway playing Horse.
▪ He didn't speak, but there was no mistaking his smile of pure joy.
▪ My heart races with excitement, pure joy washes over me.
▪ His kiss was pure joy, winging happiness, as if her spirit was soaring into a clear sky.
▪ Fiction is pure joy how sad that I could not reinvent the trip as fiction.
▪ Many of them, of course, watch a Webcast for the pure joy of doing it.
luck
▪ It was pure luck, my seeing that notice of your concert.
▪ Of the pure luck, or destiny, involved.
oxygen
▪ He has spent four one-hour sessions in the hyperbaric therapy unit - a pressurised cabin into which pure oxygen is fed.
▪ The blessed torrent of cool, pure oxygen poured into his lungs.
▪ In a cabin soaked in pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure for five hours, almost anything bums.
▪ The oxygen ion passes through the membrane and emerges on the other side as pure oxygen gas.
▪ There they breathe in pure oxygen at high pressure.
▪ A pure oxygen atmosphere was used with a pressure of 35 in flight5.
▪ After 20 sessions, 70 percent of those breathing pure oxygen tired less easily and became more mobile and co-ordinated.
▪ The only by-product is pure oxygen.
pleasure
▪ To listen to music and read for the pure pleasure of reading.
▪ Why should the worm of anxiety intrude so early on such pure pleasure?
▪ And it was all pure pleasure to Walter.
▪ And to marketing director Elizabeth Carduff, whose support and deep-felt response to this book has turned business into pure pleasure.
▪ She stifled a gasp of pure pleasure.
▪ This was the time when a cigarette was the purest pleasure known.
▪ But what may have been problematic to the feet was pure pleasure to the ear, more languid song than lilting dance.
▪ As relief spread to pure pleasure she waved and came towards him across the yard like a young girl.
poetry
▪ The work was completed, the Tyndalls eventually passed away and now the University has a music Department housed in pure poetry.
▪ He wished to put in a plea for the teaching of pure poetry in the primary school.
science
▪ The question is, will Congress pay that much for pure science, with no clear technological benefit attached?
▪ Critics have argued that an excessive commercial focus will lead researchers to ignore pure science.
▪ She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science.
▪ This was to be a contribution to pure science, altogether elegant.
▪ The ruthless convenience of the pure science of lust?
▪ I breezed right through the first two years of pure science courses.
silk
▪ Her black hair was immaculate, and the pure silk violet dress fitted to perfection.
▪ Prices start at $ 20 for acetate shades and go up to several hundred dollars for pure silk.
▪ Her napkin was of pure silk with a neatly monogrammed corner.
▪ My first impression of the machine was that it was pure silk.
▪ Hair is a marvellous natural fibre - you could almost compare it to pure silk thread.
▪ A Casual, short sleeved shirt in pure silk with the fashionable sand-washed finish that feels so luxurious to the touch.
▪ I made my daughter's dress from pure silk and lace for £80!
▪ He dressed expensively, wore hand-made shoes and pure silk shirts.
speculation
▪ But a regional health authority spokesman dismissed the document as pure speculation.
▪ There are clinical-minded people who claim that the youngsters are just hysterical from overwork, but that of course is pure speculation.
▪ How often he acquires them for himself, how often through another, is pure speculation.
▪ Jury will disregard that last as pure speculation on the witness's part.
▪ Critics are free to express opinions on such matters, but most of what you hear is pure speculation.
▪ I said this was pure speculation.
▪ But very little - if any - was written as pure speculation.
▪ Brady uses this horrid incident as a Rosebud inspiration for a life of flurry and accomplishment, but this is pure speculation.
water
▪ Each point on the demand curve shows what the individual would pay for the last unit of purer water.
▪ In wooded recesses were numberless springs of pure water and numerous small lakes.
▪ George Burt provided Swanage with a pure water supply, gas, drainage and a railway.
▪ Flush your plant and rock periodically with pure water.
▪ D 2 D 2 shows the marginal benefit of purer water to the second individual.
▪ They lived on certain kinds of food and drank pure water.
▪ He gobbled its contents like a thirsty man would the purest water.
▪ He walked into the brightly-lit kitchen, opened the fridge, took out a bottle of pure water and opened it.
white
▪ When investing in a new kitchen, most people still go for easy-on-the-eye neutral shades, pure whites and sophisticated greys.
▪ The whites around the irises are just that, just pure white, even when Kip had been up for days.
▪ The pure white of the swans against the blue of the water was very beautiful.
▪ It was all-male and as pure white as a Wyoming snowstorm.
▪ Her hair is pure white, her face covered with spidery lines, but her eyes are absolutely clear, sparkling.
wool
▪ His grey cloak was of pure wool pushed back over his shoulders, yet it was his face which attracted me.
▪ I wanted the garment to seem feminine even though it is made out of a yarn as heavy and warm as pure wool.
▪ The pure wool comes in over 50 colours.
▪ It is no good trying to convince some folks, if they want pure wool they are going to have it!
▪ The lady prioress, a pure wool cloak wrapped around her, came down to bid us adieu.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
pure drinking water
Pure olive oil is usually light gold in color.
pure orange juice
▪ a pure tenor voice
▪ Clothes made of pure cotton are much cooler than those made of mixed fibers.
▪ Crude cocaine is only about 25 percent pure.
▪ I'm sure he had the purest of motives.
▪ In terms of pure natural ability, Rick's the best athlete on the team.
▪ It felt good to get away from the city and breathe in some pure mountain air.
▪ It was by pure luck that we found the place.
▪ Our burgers are made of 100% pure beef.
▪ The bottle contained 4 litres of pure alcohol.
▪ The cocaine was 95% pure.
▪ The water in the lake is so pure you can drink it.
▪ These flowers also come in pure white.
▪ When it first comes out of the ground, the oil is not very pure.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And research on pure electrics powered by exotic new battery systems is promising.
▪ And the closing bloodbath is pure Grand Guignol.
▪ At one extreme are pure, natural ecosystems like an alpine meadow or a mangrove swamp.
▪ The pure, hot contempt I now felt for him warmed me.
▪ The ideal time to pursue the sport which many considered to be the purest form of hunting.
▪ Under the 1990 reforms, districts will be financed on a pure formula basis too.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pure

Pure \Pure\, a. [Compar. Purer; superl. Purest.] [OE. pur, F. pur, fr. L. purus; akin to putus pure, clear, putare to clean, trim, prune, set in order, settle, reckon, consider, think, Skr. p? to clean, and perh. E. fire. Cf. Putative.]

  1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.

    The pure fetters on his shins great.
    --Chaucer.

    A guinea is pure gold if it has in it no alloy.
    --I. Watts.

  2. Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons. ``Keep thyself pure.''
    --1 Tim. v. 22.

    Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience.
    --1 Tim. i. 5.

  3. Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions. ``Pure religion and impartial laws.''
    --Tickell. ``The pure, fine talk of Rome.''
    --Ascham.

    Such was the origin of a friendship as warm and pure as any that ancient or modern history records.
    --Macaulay.

  4. (Script.) Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.

    Thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the Lord.
    --Lev. xxiv. 6.

  5. (Phonetics) Of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

    Pure-impure, completely or totally impure. ``The inhabitants were pure-impure pagans.''
    --Fuller.

    Pure blue. (Chem.) See Methylene blue, under Methylene.

    Pure chemistry. See under Chemistry.

    Pure mathematics, that portion of mathematics which treats of the principles of the science, or contradistinction to applied mathematics, which treats of the application of the principles to the investigation of other branches of knowledge, or to the practical wants of life. See Mathematics.
    --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict. )

    Pure villenage (Feudal Law), a tenure of lands by uncertain services at the will of the lord.
    --Blackstone.

    Syn: Unmixed; clear; simple; real; true; genuine; unadulterated; uncorrupted; unsullied; untarnished; unstained; stainless; clean; fair; unspotted; spotless; incorrupt; chaste; unpolluted; undefiled; immaculate; innocent; guiltless; guileless; holy.

WordNet

pure

  1. adj. free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones" [ant: impure]

  2. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense" [syn: arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a)]

  3. concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science"

  4. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black [syn: saturated] [ant: unsaturated]

  5. free from discordant qualities

  6. used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow" [ant: impure]

  7. in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal" [syn: vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous]

  8. not mixed; "pure oxygen" [syn: unmixed, undiluted]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

pure

c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname, and Old English had purlamb "lamb without a blemish"), "unmixed," also "absolutely, entirely," from Old French pur "pure, simple, absolute, unalloyed," figuratively "simple, sheer, mere" (12c.), from Latin purus "clean, clear; unmixed; unadorned; chaste, undefiled," from PIE root *peue- "to purify, cleanse" (cognates: Latin putus "clear, pure;" Sanskrit pavate "purifies, cleanses," putah "pure;" Middle Irish ur "fresh, new;" Old High German fowen "to sift").\n

\nReplaced Old English hlutor. Meaning "free from moral corruption" is first recorded mid-14c. In reference to bloodlines, attested from late 15c.

Wiktionary

pure

a. 1 Free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied. 2 (senseid en free of foreign material or pollutants)Free of foreign material or pollutants. 3 Free of immoral behavior or quality; clean. 4 (label en of a branch of science) Done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science. adv. (context Liverpool English) to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

Usage examples of "pure".

Those who remained, many of them, were bitten by the Nazi aberrations and attempted to apply them to pure science.

Nevertheless, I owe it to myself to tell my readers that my pleasure was too pure to have in it any admixture of vice.

But when his pure and proper divinity had been established on the ruins of Arianism, the faith of the Catholics trembled on the edge of a precipice where it was impossible to recede, dangerous to stand, dreadful to fall and the manifold inconveniences of their creed were aggravated by the sublime character of their theology.

At the top was an aigrette of diamonds of the purest water, the centre one as large as a sixpenny-piece.

Behind them, the sage continued his chant, reciting slokas upon slokas, the mantras seeming to change the very texture of the air they breathed, infusing their lungs with raw, pure energy drawn down from the akasa to replace the foul atmosphere of the Bhayanak-van.

I am assured by good authorities that it is most difficult, or impossible, to know whether chondrin is pure, and if it contained any albuminous compound, this would have produced the above effects.

But pure quill alk, as he had grown used to drinking as a field soldier.

The less pure samples will show an excess of alkalinity because of the presence of sodium carbonate or of potassium carbonate.

Blumenthal wife-beating allegation is pure fiction that has been created by Clinton enemies.

When in the seventh round Erik leans in and takes the last of these, an ambidextrous first baseman from the University of Pittsburgh named Brant Colamarino, Paul wears an expression of pure bliss.

He lifted his face, and Amelle saw his smile of pure male satisfaction.

Aniline when pure is a colorless liquid, possessing a rather ammoniacal odor.

After our delightful amorous sport, I told her the news, but love had so completely taken possession of her pure and sensitive soul, that what had been important was now only an accessory.

Pawnbroker Fang, who will sell the root to somebody like the Ancestress, who will squat like a huge venomous toad upon a folk deity whose sole purpose in life is to aid the pure in heart.

Camilla conservava ancora qualche cosa di solenne, resto dello stato di demenza in cui era rimasta tanto tempo, ma pure era tornata in senno.