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  • n. Plural form of uncleanness.


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  • Elizabeth obeys; and for the whole time wherein she bore the child within her, she hid herself, for her more effectually avoiding all kind of uncleannesses; although it is true we have the mention but of five months, by reason of the story of the sixth month, which was to be immediately related, verse 26. 26.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • All the uncleannesses of civilization, once past their use, fall into this trench of truth, where the immense social sliding ends.

    Les Miserables

  • I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Among all the uncleannesses of men, leprosy was the greatest, inasmuch as other uncleannesses separated the unclean person, or rendered him unclean, for a day, or a week, or a month; but the leprosy, perhaps, for ever.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • He that transgresses a negative precept and repents, his repentance suspends judgment, and the day of expiation expiates him; as it is said, 'This day shall all your uncleannesses be expiated to you.'

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • For if the bodily and legal uncleannesses, about which there are such strict precepts,

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • But for smaller uncleannesses it was enough to cleanse the hands.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Numbers 5, especially the leprosy, the greatest of all uncleannesses, did excellently decipher the state and nature of sin; might not the laws about

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • No man who hath read the Scriptures can be ignorant how frequently God calls on men to be ashamed and confounded in themselves for the pollutions and uncleannesses of their sin.


  • No sacrifice had any respect unto sin but there was somewhat peculiar in it that was for its cleansing; and there were sundry ceremonious ordinances which had no other end but only to purify from uncleannesses.



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