Origin of impurity
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Examples from the Web for impurity
It just recreates that whole dynamic that we had around the public option--liberal despair at Obama's impurity.Here's the Post Where I Get Some Liberals Mad at Me
November 13, 2012
Rather it would be more accurate to describe such outcomes as “impurely political”—with the emphasis on impurity.Was the Health-Care Ruling a Liberal Victory?
December 14, 2010
Then skim off whatever milk or impurity may rise to the top.
Any turbidness or impurity in the water will injure the clearness of the sweetmeats.
And no thought of impurity came to him on beholding that lily, snowy whiteness.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Woman, restrained to purity, has of necessity fallen often into impurity.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
It was she who was the slave; she, the creature of impurity, to whom the Church should have denied a soul.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Word Origin and History for impurity
mid-15c., "thing which makes or is impure;" c.1500, "fact or quality of being impure," from Middle French impurité, from impur (see impure). Related: Impurities.