- a free of extraneous elements of any kind
pure air and water
pure primary colors
the violin's pure and lovely song
- s without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
- a (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
- s free from discordant qualities
- s concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied
- a (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath
pure as the driven snow
- s in a state of sexual virginity
pure and vestal modesty
men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal
- I plan to keep pure until marriage.
- The world record for holding your breath after inhaling pure oxygen is now Blaine's 17 minutes and 4 seconds.
- Pure 3570 Las Vegas Blvd.
- President Bush in USA Today
It is a dangerous situation,Bush said during a White House news conference. "They should not have done it, pure and simple. ...... I don't know what their thinking was, but I'm telling you what my thinking was. I think it was a provocative...
- Roger Ebert in USA Today
To be sure, health problems have prevented me from eating,Ebert writes in the book. "That did not discourage my cooking. It became an exercise more pure, freed of biological compulsion."
- Carl Haas in USA Today
His support of the team's drivers, crew and the racing industry is legendary,Haas said in a statement. "His pure joy at winning a pole position or winning a race exemplified the spirit he brought to his life and to all those that knew him....