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unmixed

or unmixt

[uhn-mikst] /ʌnˈmɪkst/
adjective
1.
not mixed; pure:
unmixed joy.
Origin of unmixed
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; un-1 + mixed
Related forms
unmixedly
[uhn-mik-sid-lee, -mikst-lee] /ʌnˈmɪk sɪd li, -ˈmɪkst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
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Historical Examples
  • The gayety of a light-hearted maiden is often unmixed with boldness, or crime.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Duncan observed this phenomenon with natural astonishment not unmixed with awe.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • One white dot in the plain, however, gave him unmixed satisfaction.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Little, little indeed have I tasted of a pure and unmixed happiness.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • This goodly universe was intended for the seat of pleasure, unmixed pleasure.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Patrick had always looked upon the boy with a pride not unmixed with awe.

    The Elm Tree Tales F. Irene Burge Smith
  • And shall we receive into our State all the three styles, or one only of the two unmixed styles?

    The Republic Plato
  • Of unmixed pleasures there are four kinds: those of sight, hearing, smell, knowledge.

    Philebus Plato
  • Reason intimates, as at first, that we should seek the good not in the unmixed life, but in the mixed.

    Philebus Plato
  • Now all unmixed and primary bodies are produced by such causes as these.

    Timaeus Plato

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