The battle of purity versus pragmatism, or electability, is really a choice between the lesser of perceived evils.
purity refers to the chemical composition of the substance being taken.
Our political-media-entertainment complex rewards hype over substance and purity over complexity.
“Nudity, in Hindu culture, is a metaphor for purity,” Husain said in a recent interview with Tehelka, an Indian weekly.
I passed this ridiculous “purity test” and apparently even President Reagan himself would have considered me a friend.
All white flowers were regarded as typifying her purity and sanctity, and were consecrated to her festivals.
They give the means, the Bestower, and the issue of the purity of soul.
No one, I think, will venture to impugn the motives or the purity of the intentions of Miss Heald in taking this step.
If there is any law of Christianity which is obvious and inexorable, it is the law of purity.
It inspires its beholders with feelings of innocence and purity; it makes them like little children.
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.)).