Usage examples for purification

  1. And thence with constant prayers Fasten your souls so high, that constantly The smile of your heroic cheer may float Above all floods of earthly agonies, Purification being the joy of pain. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  2. To assume, therefore, that she would succeed in purifying something which is not susceptible of purification, is to credit her with supernatural powers. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  3. First he was divested of his garments and put in a bath, a symbol of purification; then they clothed him in a white tunic, a symbol of purity, in a red robe, a symbol of the blood which he was bound to shed in the service of the faith; and then in a close black coat, a reminder of the death which awaited him. – English Villages by P. H. Ditchfield
  4. The acceptance of such suffering is not easy; hence his emphasis upon the need of self- purification, preparation, and discipline. – Introduction to Non-Violence by Theodore Paullin
  5. How such a conception can be identified with moral regeneration of the Christian type, with purification of the heart, is unintelligible to us. – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  6. For example, Armenians generally bathe the bodies of their dead in blessed water, and wash the clothes of the deceased on the day following burial for the purification of the soul so that it may arrive spotless at its destination. – Armenian Legends and Festivals by Louis A. Boettiger
  7. The rest of the ceremony is purification. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  8. The remark was no doubt perfectly true, but yet if Defoe had been thoroughly consistent he ought at least, instead of supporting the Ministry on account of the small moderate element it contained, to have urged its purification from dangerous ingredients. – Daniel Defoe by William Minto
  9. This study was to make him one of the most eminent of French authors and a great power in the purification of French intelligence. – Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France by Edmund Gosse
  10. She had spoken of this to Dion as they looked at Zante together, before little Robin had come, and she had said that if she had committed a great sin she would like to take her sin into the Wilderness, because purification might be found there. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. Then he went on to explain the wonderful process of blood purification in the lungs, and demonstrated to her that the breath is continually throwing off foul matter. – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  12. I began an absurd and childish system of self- punishments, and what I thought would lead to purification. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  13. We are there taught to look for a power from on high, capable of effecting what human efforts cannot accomplish,- the purification of the heart. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  14. The chemist employed by the manufacturer has, as a result, gone to such a limit in his development of purification methods as to often eliminate the essential nutrients and the result has been foods that will stand analysis for pure nutrients, but which will not stand Nature's analysis for dietary efficiency. – The Vitamine Manual by Walter H. Eddy
  15. After the last, and worst attack, in 1666 the City was burned, and in the purification of the flames it emerged clean, and the Plague has never since appeared. – The History of London by Walter Besant
  16. Our superior is right: the time passed in solitude will be to me a season of probation, purification and healing, of which I am doubtless in sore need. – The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter by Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce
  17. The right side of the heart contracting sends it to the lungs, where, in the minute vessels of the air- cells, it is purified, and returns vivified by the oxygen a bright scarlet stream, to be distributed by the arteries over the whole body; and thence to return once more for fresh purification to the right side of the heart. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  18. Sometimes they compel the offender to walk on burning embers; and to complete the purification, he must drink the punchakaryam, which literally means the five things; these all come from the cow, and must be mixed together. – Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen. by Dr. John Scudder
  19. Thirdly, it meant a great purification of the atmosphere, and thus a most important preparation of the earth for higher land animals and plants. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  20. The blood of Jesus gives true purification, and passes into our veins to become our life. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren