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impure

1. (in certain religions)
a. (of persons) ritually unclean and as such debarred from certain religious ceremonies
b. (of foodstuffs, vessels, etc.) debarred from certain religious uses
2. (of a colour) mixed with another colour or with black or white
3. of more than one origin or style, as of architecture or other design
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A man of impure life, and a brazen face, asking Roderick if there were any serpent in his breast, he told him that there was, and of the same species that once tortured Don Rodrigo, the Goth.
Yet absolute right is the first governor; or, every government is an impure theocracy.
Observing that the water charged with gelatinous particles is in an impure state, and that the luminous appearance in all common cases is produced by the agitation of the fluid in contact with the atmosphere, I am inclined to consider that the phosphorescence is the result of the decomposition of the organic particles, by which process (one is tempted almost to call it a kind of respiration) the ocean becomes purified.
People get sick by impure water, especially children.
She said, the message is being disseminated under School Focused Programme for public awareness about negative affects of tea whitener and impure milk.
WAZIRABAD -- Every other child in our society suffers from iron and calcium deficiency due to frequent consumption of impure and adulterated milk.
In the case of the Temple, there are two ways one might commit such an unintentional sin: One might enter the Temple not knowing one was impure, or one might be impure and not know that he was entering the Temple.
Ali Ahmed al Raeesi, Superintendent at the Crops Department of the College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences, noted, "Fake, impure or artificial honey has added sugar syrups, molasses, corn syrup, dextrose, corn starch, water, or other flavours, as well as additives.
In order to explain the repetition in the verse, Rashi explains that in the first clause Saul assumed David must be unclean, and in the second clause Saul rationalized that David did not come so that he would not render the food at the meal impure, lo tahor.
However, like the Jews in the late-Hellenistic period, Christians regarded food offered to idols as impure and impurifying (pp.
Impure Cinema: Intermedial and Intercultural Approaches to Film
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