The novel is, in fact, the purest expression of despair that American literature has produced, in any era.
Two days ago, on New Year's Eve 2013, a group of Parisians got a taste of capitalism in its purest form.
Desert Golfing is the distillation of Angry Birds into its purest essence.
Because Susan represents the purest essence of what a great TV talent show should be all about.
The sights and sounds of baseball at its purest signal that the nest in us has prevailed.
The Church of England,” he says in one place, “is the purest in Christendom.
But the purest and best matrons of Greece refuse to be my guests.
We have the greatest riches, the greatest fertility, the purest blood in our great families, the most laborious population.
It was democracy, rather than "representative" government, under its purest aspect.
There was Egholms smoke-consumer, that would make the atmosphere of great cities as pure as the purest sea air.
c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname, and Old English had purlamb "lamb without a blemish"), "unmixed," also "absolutely, entirely," from Old French pur "pure, simple, absolute, unalloyed," figuratively "simple, sheer, mere" (12c.), from Latin purus "clean, clear; unmixed; unadorned; chaste, undefiled," from PIE root *peue- "to purify, cleanse" (cf. Latin putus "clear, pure;" Sanskrit pavate "purifies, cleanses," putah "pure;" Middle Irish ur "fresh, new;" Old High German fowen "to sift").
Replaced Old English hlutor. Meaning "free from moral corruption" is first recorded mid-14c. In reference to bloodlines, attested from late 15c.
adj. pur·er, pur·est
Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed.
Free from adulterants or impurities.
Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous.