Singleness of heart is come; pureness of heart is come; joy and gladness is come.
And then he goes on to what he justly calls "the other great Christian virtue, pureness."
Her ego was flattered to such an extent that one day she shyly informed me that it was all a matter of pureness of blood.
Still more brutalising, still more destructive of every element of pureness and kindness were the gladiatorial games.
The antiquity of my family and the pureness of my Castilian blood!
Happy here, he's happy after: doing good he's doubly glad:Glad, exceeding happy, when he sees the pureness of his deeds.17.
In the lovers of this world lives no part of her pureness, but with her beloved she makes a heaven upon earth.
pureness is by no means an occasional or intermittent exercise of his judgment or choice.
It is the pureness and the pleasantness that have clustered there; the very walls have drunk these in.
And what increases The wonder, sir, her body's matchless form Is better'd by the pureness of her soul.
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" (cf. Latin putus "clear, pure;" Sanskrit pavate "purifies, cleanses," putah "pure;" Middle Irish ur "fresh, new;" Old High German fowen "to sift").
Replaced Old English hlutor. Meaning "free from moral corruption" is first recorded mid-14c. In reference to bloodlines, attested from late 15c.
adj. pur·er, pur·est
Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed.
Free from adulterants or impurities.
Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous.