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pure

1. of supposedly unmixed racial descent
2. Genetics biology breeding true for one or more characteristics; homozygous
3. Music
a. (of a sound) composed of a single frequency without overtones
b. (of intervals in the system of just intonation) mathematically accurate in respect to the ratio of one frequency to another
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I was to introduce myself and, unable to attempt a word in Korean, knowing that my lack of fluency in the language would paint me a fool, and with the concept of a 'mixed Korean' being a rarity in our ideal of pure-blooded superiority, I shook my head in refusal.
Wrath, son of Wrath, is the last pure-blooded vampire known to exist in the world.
The reviewer writes that the title of my book is inappropriate "because pure-blooded Tainos (100 percent Amerindian mix) became extinct probably by the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century as survivors mixed biologically and culturally with Spaniards, Africans, and others who came to Puerto Rico in the succeeding decades and centuries" (p.
The pure-blooded two-year-olds have quickly gained a reputation for providing excellent entertainment with their fleetness of foot and enthusiasm for racing.