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- adj. Not tainted; free of contamination; pure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not rendered impure by admixture; not impregnated with foul matter: as, untainted air.
- Not sullied; not stained; unblemished.
- Not rendered unsavory by putrescence: as, untainted meat.
- Not attainted; not charged with a crime; not accused.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of reputation) free from blemishes
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I hope it will not come too soon; (for God's sake let us keep some spot in the world still untainted from the turmoil of the multitude, so that coming generations will have a place to flee to).
He called to mind many a pleasant fire-side chat; many a funeral scene, and burying in sun-light and in the cold rain; the young Elbridge too was in his thoughts last of all; could he return to them with a name untainted, the old man would cheerfully lie down in his grave and be at peace with all the world.
To be white, you need to be 100% white "" that is, "untainted" - by the black genes.
But what stays Kate’s hand, and prevents her from entering into all-out competition with her daughter, is her need to remain untainted in her daughter’s opinion.
Ironically the Dems for Change are now well-positioned for 2004 because they remain untainted by Snook and the status quo Dems and can easily steal away Schilling’s base by running some dynamic, change-oriented candidates for office.
That Sample B will overrule Sample A, or however that works, and Landis 'dramatic comeback will remain untainted.
She agreed to a prosecution proposed compromise, allowing the government to call untainted witnesses and evidence not handled by Carla Martin.
He recalled untainted and simple memories of Kazem telling Suthep a joke a customer had relayed to him making all four of them laugh until they turned red; the shapes and slight variations of the colors of clouds; and lying on his bed in their parents home hearing the sounds of locusts somewhere in the swaying tree limbs cradled in the wind's caresses.
The appeal of "untainted" Tea Party candidates signals this disgust with current officeholders.
He is "untainted" because they claim he did not check the "black box" and get any bonus points.