Usage examples for pristine

  1. Worn as this suit was, it evidently retained a pristine value in its owner's eyes, for no sooner had he fastened the last button of the coat than he looked instinctively for the mirror in which to study the effect. – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  2. And provision, support, and defense, being, in pristine days, matters of strength, prowess, or cunning, naturally and necessarily pristine man 65 gained him and kept him a mate by strength, prowess, or cunning; he regarded that mate as his by right of force, not as a partner in a compact. – Hints for Lovers by Arnold Haultain
  3. It should approach as nearly as possible the pristine wilderness of our forefathers. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  4. In fact she took one look at him, pristine and elegant in his blue silk yukata, and briefly considered undressing him right there in the doorway- with her teeth. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  5. Several astronomers, and not the least considerable, think that the tides produced by the Sun upon her seas, or globe in its state of pristine fluidity, must have been strong enough to seize and fix her, as the Earth did for the Moon, thus obliging her to present always the same face to the Sun. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  6. It had been somewhat shorn of its pristine glories during the Wars of the Roses. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  7. At the same time, to confess all the truth, she was by no means indifferent to the advantages of having for a husband a man with money enough to restore the somewhat tarnished prestige of her own family to its pristine brilliancy. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  8. No wonder that even before entering upon these glories their mere prospect had restored her to more than her pristine vigour. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  9. They who wish, will find a description of the pristine splendour of this monastery in various books by Pacicchelli; the catastrophe of 1783 was described by Keppel Craven and reported upon, with illustrations, by the Commission of the Naples Academy; and if you are of a romantic turn of mind, you will find a good story of the place, as it looked duringthe ruinous days of desolation, in Misasi's " Calabrian Tales." – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  10. The fugitive from yonder eastern shore, The youthful day, the West her dwelling made; And on Hesperia's plains sprang up once more Ionia's flowers, in pristine bloom arrayed. – Poems of The Second Period by Frederich Schiller
  11. Here we found that our men had caught and salted a good many salmon, some of which had just come from the nets, and lay on the grass, plump and glittering, in their pristine freshness. – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne