Usage examples for pollution

  1. The sense of desecration, of pollution, you see"- he explained as if for conscience. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  2. " I say," returned Ameni, and his voice, usually so stern, took a tone of amusement, " I say that Rameses seems to think that the blood of thy cousin and of his mother, which gives him his right to the throne, is incapable of pollution." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Here the Mississippi is a mighty river, approaching half a mile in width between its limestone banks; deep, swift, its current boiling up the muddy contribution of the great Missouri, as if eager to expose the infamy of its pollution to the world. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  4. We will increase research to learn much more about the control of pollution. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The free public conduits of water were out of use by 1750. The pollution of the Thames River grew, but it was still a salmon river. – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  6. We shall need further anti- crime, mass transit, and transportation legislation- and new tools to fight air pollution. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. What pollution of such a holy word! – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  8. One may try to leave the cities as they are and get rid of only the pollution, but it will be wasted effort. – Down-with-the-Cities by Nakashima, Tadashi
  9. In conclusion, and contrary to the ancient Persian religious law, which held the pollution of pure fire by corpses to be a deadly sin, he caused Amasis' dead body to be burnt, and condemned the mummy of his first wife, which lay in a sarcophagus at Thebes, her native place, to the same fate. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. Mr. Garrett's hobbies, for instance, include such sports as close- order drill and river pollution. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  11. Nay, more, in her heart she felt that milor was right; she knew that when a thing is so vile and so abominable as Louis' proposed scheme, all contact with it is a pollution, and that it is impossible to finger slimy mud without some of it clinging to flesh or gown. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  12. This is suggested also by the peculiar Shinto horror of death as pollution: even at this day to attend a funeral,- unless the funeral be conducted after the Shinto rite,- is religious defilement. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  13. All men shall thrust him forth, Our dark pollution, so to me revealed By this day's oracle from Pytho's cell. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  14. And what is more, the city also tries to justify its own pollution as an unavoidable phenomenon of a modern state. – Down-with-the-Cities by Nakashima, Tadashi
  15. Wherefore is thy tide so sullied With a hue unknown to me; Wherefore dost thou bring pollution To the old and sacred sea? – Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems by W.E. Aytoun
  16. Jesus knew His touch would give healing to the leper, and not pollution to Himself. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  17. To businesses this administration is saying: If you can find a cheaper, more efficient way than government regulations require to meet tough pollution standards, do it- as long as you do it right. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. He would do anything they would, could he but hope to be freed from the horrible weight of sense of hopeless pollution that had come upon him. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  19. For if my deed shall match not your demand, Dire, beyond shot of speech, shall be the bane Your death's pollution leaves unto this land. – Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays by AEschylus
  20. Abstract conceptions have been this long while a constant source of pollution in his work. – Modern Painting by George Moore