We let puritan writers write about the purities of this ordinary man.
Take me out into this new white world that has been born to-day of the ten purities and the ten thousand felicities!
There are purities so intense that, like fire, they burn those who would handle them, however tenderly.
c.1200, from Old French purete "simple truth," earlier purte (12c., Modern French pureté), from Late Latin puritatem (nominative puritas) "cleanness, pureness," from Latin purus "clean, pure, unmixed; chaste, undefiled" (see pure (adj.)).