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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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(17.) While the good is costlessly accessible to all agents, it is impurely public because the club is able to partially exclude its members from its consumption through sacrifice requirements.
host of ways, including those which (impurely) create the illusion of
"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?
(10.) 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.
The usage is unfortunate because the trust ("fiducia") that keeps fiat currency in circulation is of an entirely different kind than that which sustains a redeemable currency, and also because it suggests that commercial banknotes that are themselves claims to a fiat outside money are in some sense "impurely" fiduciary.
Instead of following the 'hybrid' path, then, I'd like to use Jacques Derrida's 'Law of genre' (29) to propose that texts such as The Time Traveler's Wife, which unsettle generic norms, are 'impurely' literary--and that might make them, controversially, the purest 'generic' literature of all.