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  • n  scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language)
    linguistic purisms

  • Less exotically, the Shugdenites' purism hinders the High Lama's attempts to unify the Tibetan diaspora by reducing differences among its four main Buddhist schools.
  • Before his death three years ago, Eero Saarinen traveled a long way to ward an architecture far beyond the glass-and-steel purism that seemed the ultimate in construction a decade .
  • But for the present generation of modern architects too long imprisoned in a strait-jacket of glassy steel and aluminum purism, his concern for structure, color and decoration .
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  • Huckabee Scolds the Tea Party Groups: ‘Politics Is Not Theology’
    Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee weighed in on the escalating feud between establishment Republican politicians and conservative activist groups on Saturday. Asked for his thoughts on House Speaker John Boehner ’s (R-OH) admonition of the idealized purism advocated by some outside groups, Huckabee sympathized with Boehner saying that governing is more difficult ...
    Dec. 14, 2013 - Mediaite

  • Lionel Lindsay in Sydney Morning Herald
    Now every kind of folly flew from the asylum cage,Lindsay wrote. "Cubism, purism, constructivism, neoplasticism, vorticism, expressionism and surrealism - to name but the leading creeds : how proverbially shrewd was the confraternity of...

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