Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective living in a manner above moral reproach; especially, abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse and excessive drunkenness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective morally pure

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Examples

  • To be a presidential candidate, one has to be a robotic born-again Ken Doll like Tim Pawlenty or clean-living empty suit like Mitt Romney.

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  • Record executives had already convinced him to change his last name to Denver. partly in honor of the city and surrounding Rocky Mountains that he treasured, and partly due to his clean-living image.

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  • One can think of different adjectives to describe the state, religious, conservative, family-oriented, outdoorsy, clean-living, but few would have guessed top-pornography-consuming.

    Nigel Barber: Why Conservatives Spend More on Cyber Porn

  • So how did a clean-living quarterback with deep commitments to charitable service and miraculous last-minute victories become the most controversial player in the league?

    The Secrets of Tebow Hatred

  • O'Brien had been a clean-living young man with ideals.

    The Night-Born

  • One can think of different adjectives to describe the state, religious, conservative, family-oriented, outdoorsy, clean-living, but few would have guessed top-pornography-consuming.

    Nigel Barber: Why Conservatives Spend More on Cyber Porn

  • Wordsworth was feeling drained after prolonged exposure to an unwell Coleridge and suggested to the clean-living Montague that Coleridge was a far from pleasant houseguest; in fact he called him an ‘absolute nuisance’.

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  • Wordsworth was feeling drained after prolonged exposure to an unwell Coleridge and suggested to the clean-living Montague that Coleridge was a far from pleasant houseguest; in fact he called him an ‘absolute nuisance’.

    Wordsworth & Coleridge II « Tales from the Reading Room

  • One can think of different adjectives to describe the state, religious, conservative, family-oriented, outdoorsy, clean-living, but few would have guessed top-pornography-consuming.

    Nigel Barber: Why Conservatives Spend More on Cyber Porn

  • In the U.K., the ruling is known as "Cliff Richard's Law" after the veteran clean-living pop star campaigned for the terms to be extended when his 1958 hit "Move It" came out of copyright.

    EU Extends Music Copyright

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