Usage examples for pristine

  1. 26. Unto its pristine lustre your land returned and more, iii. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  2. To- morrow morning, the bare hills would stand out once more in all their pristine bareness; the white roads would shine forth as white and dusty as ever; the obtrusive rubbish heaps would press themselves at every turn upon eye and nostril. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Years, that fled too fast, From thee in more than pristine beauty rise, Forgotten all the transient tears and sighs Somewhat that dimm'd their brightness! – Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace by Anna Seward
  6. 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
  7. The latter, though weaker, has some good performers, in the long list of those of whom it is composed; but, in general, they are either no longer in their pristine lustre, or have not yet attained a competent degree of perfection. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  8. What a grand and imperial metropolis it must have been in its pristine glory! – The Pearl of India by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. Nor did it occur to her, in her pristine state of savagery, that you loved any one the less for their drawbacks. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  10. 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
  11. Yet our true book- lover is not of those whose very religion is the preservation of the pristine appearance of their books, who deem it sacrilege to destroy one jot of the contemporary leather in which their treasures are clothed: liking rather to glue, varnish, and patch, preferring even a grotesque effect rather than sacrifice an inch of decayed calf. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  12. 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
  13. Mankind they fly not, nor deep wounds inflict; Harmless, their pristine form is ne'er forgot. – The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II by Ovid
  14. We must look for its pristine inspiration in its solution of another fundamental problem: that of the relation between the absolute and the empirical. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  15. 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
  16. It should approach as nearly as possible the pristine wilderness of our forefathers. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. It had been somewhat shorn of its pristine glories during the Wars of the Roses. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  20. 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