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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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When true good is loved, even impurely or by accident, the quality of the love is automatically refined", but when evil is loved as in Clement's love for his sadistic and egoistic brother one is misled into illusion as exemplified in Clement's taking part in his brother's lies and crime (Murdoch, 1970: 102).
Practices of knowledge and ignorance among Bidayuhs in an impurely Christian world," Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009, and "What's in a (big) name?
The work of Todd Sandler has highlighted how some impurely public goods can simultaneously yield a range of private benefits (joint products) that accrue to the provider of that public good.
Preoccupied with the nature of "mixed races" and with the need to categorize and pigeonhole Others along a putative racial curve, Vincent is quick to point out what he perceives to be the points along this racial descent, a downward movement that he assess to be from pure to impure, from "white" to "black," from full-blooded persons to the impurely bred.
He tells them they sin when they wear a T-shirt "showing muscles" if that makes women think impurely.