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[pyoo r-hahr-tid] /ˈpyʊərˈhɑr tɪd/
(of a person) without malice, treachery, or evil intent; honest; sincere; guileless.
Origin of purehearted
First recorded in 1825-35; pure + hearted Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But life is not what the pure-hearted girl painted it in her ideal dreams.

    Bressant Julian Hawthorne
  • I 'm simply a poor creature, right-minded and pure-hearted.'

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • Delicious was that dream of love to the pure-hearted maiden!

    Venus in Boston; George Thompson
  • But no one saw it, for it was invisible to all but the pure-hearted Sir Galahad.

  • A pure-hearted woman, who loves with a true and great love, finds a shorter cut to the same conviction.

    A Siren Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • In truth, how could he tell clear-eyed, pure-hearted Jean of that other!

    A Colony of Girls Kate Livingston Willard
  • Not the clear-sighted but the pure-hearted shall see God in Nature.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
  • So sweet and good and pure-hearted and pliant a girl; but alas!

    Fan W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • Thus he wrote to him; he always called him pure-hearted, and not without good cause.

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • Therefore Socrates says: "You must be 'pure-hearted' if your shrewdness is to be valued."

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner

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