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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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  • You have only to be pure-hearted, and you may become at once a Leaflander.

  • 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.

  • In truth, how could he tell clear-eyed, pure-hearted Jean of that other!

    A Colony of Girls Kate Livingston Willard
  • Dryden sighed at the reminder, "One of the loveliest and most pure-hearted of women."

  • So sweet and good and pure-hearted and pliant a girl; but alas!

    Fan W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • One would like to dwell on the character of this sweet-natured, pure-hearted Lucilla.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain
  • Thus it happened that pretty, pure-hearted Lina sat in her room and wept.

    Mabel's Mistake Ann S. Stephens
  • 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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