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self-purification

[self-pyoo r-uh-fi-key-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a natural process of purifying, as the ability of a body of water to rid itself of pollutants.
  2. purification of oneself.
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Related formsself-purifying, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • I hope that Bengal will take her proper place in this movement of self-purification.

    Freedom's Battle

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • This time, however, it was not a wave of passion, but a storm of desire for self-purification.

    Atlantis

    Gerhart Hauptmann

  • The most ancient and purest religions taught sacrifice of the animal passions as the great necessity in self-purification.

    Woman, Church & State

    Matilda Joslyn Gage

  • The acceptance of such suffering is not easy; hence his emphasis upon the need of self-purification, preparation, and discipline.

  • Church-purification and reformation, must begin in self-purification and reformation.

    A Vindication of the Presbyteriall-Government and Ministry

    Ministers and Elders of the London Provinciall Assembly