Usage examples for impure

  1. The eye that among the things seen dwells with complacency on the pure, and turns from the impure as if a hot iron had been thrust into its pupil; that in the things seen discerns shimmering behind them, and manifested through them, the things unseen and eternal, is the consecrated eye. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  2. A carpet harbours dirt and dust, which dust is constantly floating about the atmosphere, and thus making it impure for him to breathe. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  3. It was now clear that the progeny of single ears was, as a rule, pure, whereas that of mixed ears was impure. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  4. But an impure heart is like a standing puddle that keeps all it gets. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  5. " In my case," he explained, " matrimony has not been successful, but the fate that destined me to marry impure women destined me also to punish them." – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  6. It must indeed have been a wonderfully impure place when Guy could venture by contrast to speak of the air outside as being fresh. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. Stanton was the man, but he is not a match for impure intriguers. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  8. Do you read any literature that makes your thoughts impure? – Sowing and Reaping by Dwight Moody
  9. My soul, burning with love, would fain take to herself wings and rise to that flame, in order that all that is impure within her might be consumed therein. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  10. It came just as his imagination had pictured an impure image, and scattered it instantly. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  11. And when it came to a dispute He, the Messenger of a new spirit, naturally tried to save rather the pure spirit even without a form than a form filled with an impure spirit. – The Agony of the Church (1917) by Nikolaj Velimirovic
  12. And so impure that it couldn't possibly have come from the Academy supply depot. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  13. The veins are the blood- vessels which carry the impure blood from the various tissues of the body to the heart. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  14. Then she smiled, and lay almost flat on the ground, breathing in the current of less impure air that passed beneath the smoke. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  15. It also comes from impure water or unsound feed of any kind. – Profitable Squab Breeding by Carl Dare
  16. In Rome, it had been customary to bore a well where water was wanted, but the water was so impure, that it soon became necessary to let well alone. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  17. Beds of impure peat occur in it, and it contains fresh- water shells and the bones of land animals of species now living in northern India. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  18. The Roman lady was cruel and impure. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  19. Rather will I shelter him from thy revenge, knowing as I do the impure source from which it springs." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers