- un- + tinctured (Wiktionary)
“His particular appeal was pure, untinctured BDSM, and the very memory sends a shiver down my spine.”
“We aim at a talent which we do not possess; for wit is innate, and results only from a brilliant and vivacious imagination, untinctured with malice.”
“It was not a difficult examination, being untinctured by suspicion.”
“It is no wonder that the heart of a female, unimproved by reason, and untinctured with natural good sense, should flutter at the sight of such a gaudy thing, among the number of her admirers: this impression is enforced by fustian compliments, which her own vanity interprets in a literal sense, and still more confirmed by the assiduous attention of the gallant, who, indeed, has nothing else to mind.”
“On this point she was soon satisfied; and two or three little circumstances occurred ere they parted, which, in her anxious interpretation, denoted a recollection of Jane not untinctured by tenderness, and a wish of saying more that might lead to the mention of her, had he dared.”
“Nature and untinctured by any of the vital principles of vegetables.”
“He quitted Oxford with a religious belief still untinctured by Catholic theology.”
“The gunslinger walked away, aware that Kennerly had turned to watch him, aware of the fact that he could whirl and catch the hostler with some true and untinctured emotion distilled on his face.”
“To the influence of her early counsels and manners he has always attributed the firmness with which, in maturer years, thrown upon a way of life commonly not the best adapted to gravity and self-retirement, he has been able to maintain a serious character, untinctured with the levities incident to his profession.”
“He had received the opening words with satisfaction, not untinctured by the mild, patronising indulgence we show to children.”
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