Pur

[p_ˈɜː], [pˈɜː], [pˈɜː]

Definitions of Pur:

  1.   To signify or express by purring. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   The low, murmuring sound made by a cat to express contentment or pleasure. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as a cat does when pleased. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   To make a low murmuring sound, as a cat. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5.   A prolonged murmur, as of a cat when pleased. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6.   Purring. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7.   See PURR. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   Purringly. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for Pur:

  1. “ For the whiche pur pose he hathe two places. ” – The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke by Leonard Cox
  2. “ Teresa and some of the other girls had gathered about Marg'ret, and a soothing pur of conversation surrounded them. ” – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  3. But such a thing as the abstract idea of a father, or of 'father' pur et simple, never entered the Mohawk mind, and this is very like the Gipsies. ” – The English Gipsies and Their Language by Charles G. Leland
  4. Beneath this was written, " Le jour n'est pas plus pur que le fond de mon coeur." ” – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  5. The title " Purethron" is from pur fire, because of its burning ardent taste. ” – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  6. 37. Paraia is the same as Pur aia, the land of Ur; from whence the Gentile writers deduce all their mythology. ” – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  7. He says they've got an opening through the Pur backing up that mean beggar Smith; and Collis and Jackman will find the cash, and Nares's father is to be editor, and they vow Froggatt and Underwood will be beat out of the field. ” – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. “ Quanno nacesti tu, nacqui pur io: La lundananza tua, 'l desiderio mio! ” – The Vigil of Venus and Other Poems by "Q" by Q (AKA: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch)
  9. The steady pur r- r- r- r- ing of the car was in the air. ” – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  10. How is the pur blind lover especially, to be able to ascertain whether she, whose smiles and dimples and bewitching lips have half bereft him of his senses; how is he to be able to judge, from any thing that he can see, whether the beloved object will be industrious or lazy? ” – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  11. As he rose from his humiliation, he is said to have consoled himself by adding, in an undertone, " E pur si muove." ” – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  12. “ " I don't know," sez I; " the price of my show is 15 cents pur individooal." ” – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1 by Charles Farrar Browne
  13. By this termination of a siege, which, for its duration and the horrors it produced, is perhaps without a parallel in ancient or modern times, the city was again plentifully supplied with provisions, and recovered the shock so tedious and afflicting a contest had occasioned: 'And thus our gracious liege Made an end of his siege; And all that have heard this reading, To his bliss Christ you bring, That for us died upon a tree, Amen say we all, pur charite! ” – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  14. “ For Haman had plotted to destroy the Jews completely, and he cast pur that is, the lot, to destroy them. ” – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  15. Io mi rammento quando fur cacciati I Medici; pur quando Ghibellino E Guelfo fecer pace mi rammento. ” – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  16. You would not like to desert poor Pur ' added Cherry. ” – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  17. Sometimes the affair is made still more luxurious by substituting rose- water for water pur et simple. ” – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  18. “ " Yeh, we used to call him Pur r- r," supplemented the ranch boy. ” – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee

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