The ermine was also written about by Leonardo as a symbol of her purity.
But nothing behooves a believer like condemnation—persecution is the mark of success, abandonment the measure of purity.
I don’t think that happened in the ‘90s and the ‘80s and I wonder if there’s a purity to that that I envy sometimes.
c.1200, from Old French purete "simple truth," earlier purte (12c., Modern French pureté), from Late Latin puritatem (nominative puritas) "cleanness, pureness," from Latin purus "clean, pure, unmixed; chaste, undefiled" (see pure (adj.)).