Quotes of purely

  1. I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course, and that the hour to construct has come. – John Burns
  2. No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. – Christopher Columbus
  3. The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way. – Jacques Delors
  4. I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale. – George Farquhar
  5. Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. – Margaret Fuller
  6. A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness. – Mohandas Gandhi
  7. There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry. – Martin Gardner
  8. The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may, in fact, be the very worst training for a world where only the corporate and the cooperative will matter. – John Grierson
  9. Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so. – Chico Hamilton
  10. Yet I never want to make a movie purely for the money. – Richard King
  11. The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject. – Michael Korda
  12. Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary. – Jacques Lacan
  13. Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church. – Pope Benedict XVI
  14. I'm not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it's our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us. – Pete Rozelle
  15. When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance. – Eberhard Weber

Usage examples for purely

  1. She had made this sacrifice purely to please Donald, and this was what had come of it. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  2. At any rate, it is fully as convincing as Dean Schneider's purely negative " proof." – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  3. Then the reaction was purely nervous, not in the least moral or intellectual. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  4. It was a purely Pagan impulse, Isabel, and we'd better own it. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  5. Browning has rarely uttered the purely personal note of his inner life. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  6. Not at first- it'll be purely wonderful then. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  7. Religion was then, as it always had been, purely political. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  8. How purely and dearly the old man loved me, and how unworthy I was! – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. Interest may be purely intellectual. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  10. But his progress seemed to have been purely intellectual. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  11. May I close with a purely personal note? – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  12. That I am perfectly willing to allow, sir, and will frankly own that my objection is a purely personal one. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  13. But these were purely physical things. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  14. Her interest is purely one of sympathy." – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  15. He was not the first,- he will not be the last,- who for purely personal ends has sought to 'serve the People'! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  16. That the cause might be purely physical was no consolation to him. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  17. To glance upon the story from a height and to give a general impression of its course- this is at once to remove the point of view from the reader and to set up a new one somewhere else; the method is no longer consistent, no longer purely dramatic. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  18. The unsaponifiable matter in these is purely natural, it will be seen it varies within wide limits. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  19. Not without some disappointment, Crochard had to acknowledge that everything purely personal did not seem to excite the deepest interest. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  20. If we look at the point under discussion as purely a question of fact, to be determined by positive evidence and not by argument, the observations of Boussingault are, both in the circumstances they detail and in the weight to be attached to the testimony, among the most important yet recorded. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh

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