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  • Like white breed or white sugar people simple want they goods "clean" and in a virgin-like colour.

    As white as Cotton? | ultraorange.net

  • Such conduct is not virgin-like, but if thou wilt, she shall come, with her noble face suffused with modesty.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • She had previously made a respectful virgin-like curtsey to the gentleman, and her modest eyes gazed so perseveringly on the carpet that it was a wonder how she should have found an opportunity to see him.

    III. Rebecca Is in Presence of the Enemy

  • Antheric, the noble pastor, with his virgin-like face, led three hundred footmen into the fight and slew six hundred of the _acephali_.

    The Story of Paris

  • They still managed to find a small thread of fresh voice, and their pale countenances, ruffled by brutal caresses, became tenderly coloured with virgin-like blushes, while their great impure eyes filled with moisture.

    Theresa Raquin

  • Whether it ever evoked any warmer dream or vision during those calm, cold, virgin-like spring nights, when even the moon and the greater planets retreated into the icy blue, steel-like firmament, I cannot say.

    Found at Blazing Star

  • In that rare, tender, virgin-like pastoral Evangeline.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • The virgin-like dignity with which she moved, so untainted by a breath of scandal, amid salons in which the envy of virtues doubted sought to bring innocence itself into doubt, warmed into a genuine reverence the cynicism of his professed creed.

    The Parisians — Complete

  • The girl took the money passively, and looked up in his face while he spoke; the look was so unsuspecting, and the whole countenance was so beautifully modest and virgin-like, that had any evil passion prompted the traveller's last words, it must have fled scared and abashed as he met the gaze.

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 01

  • Her air, while perfectly modest, delicate, and virgin-like, denoted her as swayed by Hollingsworth, attracted to him, and unconsciously seeking to rest upon his strength.

    The Blithedale Romance

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