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  • adj. Not purged

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not purged.
  • Not cleared from moral defilement or guilt.

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Examples

  • And the libraries remain unpurged, so that new generations freely browse through the works of Frobenius, of Hume, Hegel, or Montesquieu and others without first encountering, freshly stamped on the fly-leaf: WARNING!

    Wole Soyinka - Nobel Lecture

  • His greatest sin remains unpurged, as he runs down his mortal clock.

    shopping for real estate

  • Scandal, unpurged and unresolved, transcends political reality to become commercial fact.

    Frozen Scandal

  • Where this uncleanness abideth unpurged, there neither is nor can be any true holiness at all, Eph.iv. 22-24; for it is universally opposed unto it, -- it is our unholiness.

    Pneumatologia

  • I mean that self-abhorrency, shame, and confusion of face, with respect unto the filth of sin, which is so often mentioned in the Scripture as a gracious duty; as nothing is a higher aggravation of sin than for men to carry themselves with a carnal boldness with God and in his worship, whilst they are unpurged from their defilements.

    Pneumatologia

  • For one thing, it appeared to be not so much a moralised and philosophical maturity of Paganism as a mere oil-and-water coexistence of philosophy side by side with Paganism unpurged; the Brahmin meditating in the forest, and, in the village a few miles away, templeprostitution, sati, cruelty, monstrosity.

    Surprised by Joy

  • Love and grief, in their double ministry, had refined, enlarged, and exalted his spirit to the conception of a design unparalleled in its nature, and of which no intellectual genius, unpurged by suffering, and impenetrated in its deepest recesses by the spiritualizing heats of emotion, would have been capable of conceiving.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • For more than three decades his prudence had been indissolubly associated with the wise discretion of William L. Marcy and Silas Wright, while Hoffman, the exponent of unpurged Democracy, charged with promoting its welfare and success, was the one man whom conservative Republicans wished to avoid, and whom, in their forcible presentation of Dix, they were driving out of the race.

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

  • That for himself, if he might speak as a man only, he was conscious of no sin unpurged which the apparitions might condemn, and certainly (alas!) of no graces of his own which they could have been designed to reward.

    Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso

  • 'Far more often than people think the fall of a family, ay, or even of a nation, is due to some crime or other which -- unrepented and unpurged -- has festered in the body and brought corruption with it.

    Border Ghost Stories

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