from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of unmixed ancestry; purebred.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
- n. a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
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We definitely need to move past that D&D collective persona you targeted, but I'm remaining on the obstinate "pureblood" side for right now.
Only a very controlled pureblood could direct it with that kind of killing force.
He was a pureblood: His centuries-old lineage knew no weakness from human intermingling.
As a pureblood shifter turned vampire, Kita ranks high on the collectability list--not a safe place for anyone who values her freedom, and Kita is not the only one on the list.
The Collector likes to collect unique and rare individuals, and what could be rarer than a pureblood shifter turned vampire?
But the moment he catches scent of Harley, a pureblood held by a pack of mangy curs, his savage need for her obliterates all other instincts.
It's his duty as leader to track down the pureblood females who can keep his people from extinction.
I hear that they carry their pureblood women around on platforms covered with jewels, and that the penalty for touching one is mutilation beyond recognition.
If these girls are supposed to symbolize pureblood resistance to, umm, a half-blood prince, then it would probably make them more universal to have them be unrelated.
On the other hand, there is little doubt that she uses wizards, Muggles, and house-elves as symbolic racial categories and that Voldemort's obsession with pureblood status is a very thinly veiled allegory for European and American obsession with racial purity during the first half of the 20th century.
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