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- n. The state of being unclean or dirty, lack of cleanliness
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of cleanliness; filthiness; foulness.
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- n. lack of cleanly habits
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The church went on to misinterpret Mt 5:31-32, Mt 19:3-9, Mk 10:2-12 and Luke 16:18 as meaning divorce was never acceptable which is not what Jesus said, the adultery in remarriage occurring in God's eyes if the previous divorce had not been granted on the strict grounds of "uncleanliness", which meant sexual impropriety.
Nor did oral informants link it with "uncleanliness" associated with blood and the birthing process.
He felt the shame of it all over him like a horrible kind of uncleanliness, and beneath the shame a burning sense of wrong.
To wash young children is injurious to health; therefore the mothers suffer them to fall into a state of personal uncleanliness which is alone enough to engender disease.
The Indians, accustomed to every kind of uncleanliness, seem to have a special predilection for a certain kind of domestic animal, and even to consider it a delicacy.
a slight disdain for the "uncleanliness" of spirit which he takes for granted wherever any one still professes to belong to the
I was more turned off by the constant uncleanliness of the areas I had seen in Tamaulipas.
The next time I saw him, it was in the communal dorm bathroom, a pit of uncleanliness marked by vomit, bodily fluids, and the other detritus of intoxication and self-abuse.
Now back you your regularly scheduled Faux uncleanliness.
Pasteurization started out because there was a need, because of the uncleanliness that we had in the 1700s.
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