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  • pure as the driven snow — phrase completely pure, often used for suggesting the opposite I hardly think she was as pure as the driven snow. Thesaurus: morally good or correctsynonym Main entry: pure …   Useful english dictionary

  • pure as the driven snow — completely pure, often used for suggesting the opposite I hardly think she was as pure as the driven snow …   English dictionary

  • pure as the driven snow — adjective extremely pure; totally pure (typically pure in the sense of virtuous ). , Georgian …   Wiktionary

  • be as pure as the driven snow — to be morally good. How dare he criticize me for having an affair? He s not exactly as pure as the driven snow himself …   New idioms dictionary

  • as pure as the driven snow — as clean, pure, etc. as the driven ˈsnow f9 idiom extremely clean, pure, etc. Main entry: ↑snowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • as pure as the driven snow — Meaning Origin Shakespearian, although it doesn t appear in that form in any of his writing. Shakespeare used snow as a symbol for purity and whiteness in several plays. In The Winter s Tale Autolycus: Lawn as white as driven snow. In Macbeth… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • as clean as the driven snow — as clean, pure, etc. as the driven ˈsnow f9 idiom extremely clean, pure, etc. Main entry: ↑snowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pure — W3S3 [pjuə US pjur] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not mixed)¦ 2¦(complete)¦ 3¦(clean)¦ 4 pure and simple 5¦(morally good)¦ 6¦(colour or sound)¦ 7¦(typical)¦ 8¦(breed/race)¦ 9¦(art or study)¦ 10 pure science/maths etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pure — [ pjur ] adjective *** 1. ) usually before noun a pure substance or material has nothing mixed with it that might spoil its quality or effect: pure gold/alcohol ─ opposite IMPURE a ) a pure sound, color, light, etc. is very clear and beautiful:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. clean, pollution free; chaste, sinless, immaculate; genuine, sincere; sheer, simple. See purity, virtue, innocence, cleanness, simpleness.Ant., impure, polluted. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not… …   English dictionary for students

  • pure — adjective 1 NOT MIXED not mixed with anything else: Is this sweater made of pure wool? | The cocaine was 95% pure. | The purest form of the southern accent can be heard in Tennessee. 2 pure chance/greed/hell etc complete chance etc: By pure… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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