VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

4. Moral practice

Purity.

[Antonyms: impurity.]

[Nouns] purity; decency, decorum, delicacy; continence, chastity, honesty, virtue, modesty, shame; pudicity, pucelage, virginity.

vestal, virgin, Joseph, Hippolytus; Lucretia, Diana; prude.

[Adjectives] pure, undefiled, modest, delicate, decent, decorous; virginibus puerisque; chaste, continent, virtuous, honest, Platonic.

[Phrases] "as chaste as unsunn'd snow" [Cymbeline]; "a soul as white as heaven" [Beaumonth & Fl.]; "'tis Chastity, my brother, Chastity" [Milton]; "to the pure all things are pure" [Shelley].

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