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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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Verily, no abodes do we here keep ready for the impure! An ice-cave to their bodies would our happiness be, and to their spirits!
He mistrusted the European temperament, he suffered from the European climate, he hated the European dinner-hour; European life seemed to him unscrupulous and impure. And yet he had an exquisite sense of beauty; and as beauty was often inextricably associated with the above displeasing conditions, as he wished, above all, to be just and dispassionate, and as he was, furthermore, extremely devoted to "culture," he could not bring himself to decide that Europe was utterly bad.
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.
During the operation, the PFA teams also seized 19,080-kilogram Daal Matri, 34,117-kg chemicals, 10,000-litre substandard juices, around 40,000 empty bottles, 1,570-kg chickpea flour, 1,000-kg impure sweets, 1,120-kg poor quality ghee and 1,225-kg raw material.
During the operation, teams seized 19,080kg daal matri, 34,117kg chemicals, 10,000 litre substandard juice, around 40,000 empty bottles, 1,570kg chickpea flour, 1,000kg impure sweets, 1,120kg poor quality ghee and 1,225kg raw material.
The use of impure milk was causing stomach diseases, he said and added that the PFA was implementing the pasteurisation policy for complete elimination of adulterated milk in the province.
The use of impure milk caused of stomach diseases, he said and added the PFA was implementing the pasteurization policy to complete elimination of adulterated milk from Punjab.
He said adulterators were selling impure chickpea on high rates after adding daalmatri, a horse feed,in it which usually available in the market at a fairly cheap price.
In many South Asian communities, a menstruating woman is deemed to be impure.