Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being pristine.

Etymologies

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pristine +‎ -ness

Examples

  • By dressing the two Miras differently (in both these works), she underscores the feeling that Mira A is beyond life, particularly in her use of the white dress as a symbol of purity and pristineness, in contrast to her portrayal of herself in a brown or blue dress.

    Artists: "Second Generation" in Israel.

  • I really love the top photograph, its pristineness.

    Scenic Sunday: River Walk

  • So Diamond the ardent fly-fisherman, defender of ecological pristineness, sympathetic friend of the farming "locals" has come to the sad conclusion that Montana is going to the dogs.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • No, this is not the home of some eccentrically wealthy eco-freak trying to shame his fellow citizens into following the pristineness of his self-righteous example.

    All Roads lead to Crawford

  • No, this is not the home of some eccentrically wealthy eco-freak trying to shame his fellow citizens into following the pristineness of his self-righteous example.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • So Diamond the ardent fly-fisherman, defender of ecological pristineness, sympathetic friend of the farming "locals" has come to the sad conclusion that Montana is going to the dogs.

    Montana's decline

  • Consequently, when the consulting detective and I saw the fat man lumbering down the street, his ice-cream suit nearly glowing with its pristineness, I was overjoyed.

    An East Wind Coming

  • Their faces were white now, hollow and lined; but as ever, they bore a look of extraordinary pristineness.

    Angel Island

  • The longer these latter conditions obtain the longer will the ink retain its pristineness, its durability and permanence.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • It must now be evident that there can be no material difference of opinions as to what has been so clearly and conclusively established, viz. that ink which contains a base of tanno-gallate of iron (without "added" color) is a permanent ink, and the length of its durability and continuing pristineness can be disturbed only by inferior quality of constituents, wrong methods of admixture and its future environment.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

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