From just past the city limits came Ernest Hemingway to purify the American language and create another heroic legend.
"We have an Islamic government, an interior ministry trying to purify its image, and a conservative masculine society," he says.
“I picture scientists finding new ways to purify water, or diagnose disease,” Sindi says.
Justice can purify most of the international horrors of the world far better than "benevolence."
They purify the soul from the unclean contact with the body and from the dominion of death.
They are fountains of living waters, which purify the mind and make their possessors happy.
The other was the aspiration to purify the nation, by removing the wrong of slavery.
The goddesses Uatchet and Nekhebet purify thee at the eighth hour of the night and at the eighth hour of the day.
What shall we say, of the visit of Epimenides to purify the city?
In chemical laboratories ordinary water is distilled in order to purify it for chemical work.
early 14c., "free from spiritual pollution," from Old French purefier "purify, cleanse, refine" (12c.), from Latin purificare "to make pure," from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "free from extraneous matter" is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Purified; purifying.