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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
4. Moral Practice
 
960. Purity.
 
  
NOUN:PURITY; decency, decorum, delicacy; continence, chastity, honesty, virtue, modesty, shame; pudicity, pucelage [rare], virginity.
  virgin, vestal, prude; Lucretia, Diana, Athena Parthenos; Joseph, Hippolytus.
  
ADJECTIVE:PURE, undefiled, modest, delicate, decent, decorous; virginibus puerisque [L.]; chaste, continent, virtuous, honest, Platonic.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. As chaste as unsunn’d snow.—Cymbeline
  2. A soul as white as heaven.—Beaumont and Fletcher
  3. The sun-clad power of Chastity.—Milton
  4. To the pure all things are pure.—Shelley

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