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  • adj. Not vitiated; pure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not vitiated; pure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not vitiated; not corrupted; pure.


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  • I address myself not only to the young enthusiast, the ardent devotee of truth and virtue, the pure and passionate moralist, yet unvitiated by the contagion of the world.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Oriental in their largeness, but Antarctic in their glittering expression — all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • He burns, too, the purest of oil, in its unmanufactured, and, therefore, unvitiated state; a fluid unknown to solar, lunar, or astral contrivances ashore.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Antoninus had deified, as he had deified Antinous of loathsome history, -- these are characteristics which every instinct of the unvitiated soul delights to honour.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Staunch in his friendship and tender towards the weak directly under his protection, the unvitiated African furnishes in himself the combination of native virtue which in the land of his exile was so prolific of good results for the welfare of the whole slave-class.

    West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas

  • These my natural, unvitiated taste had singled out, and I would croon them over to myself, set them to a tune of my own composing, and half sing, half chant them, when at work out-of-doors, till my mother declared I was going crazy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • Through the clearness and steadiness of their vision, through the unvitiated vitality of their belief, through the incorruptibility of their character, through the adamantine force of their resolve, the matchless superiority of their aims and purpose, and the unsurpassed range of their accomplishments, they who labor for the glory of the Most Great

    Messages to America

  • The character marked by such qualities has to an unvitiated taste an untampered-with flavor like that of berries, while the man thoroughly civilized, even in a fair specimen of the breed, has to the same moral palate a questionable smack as of a compounded wine.

    Billy Budd

  • They had no schools or systems of philosophy, but by a kind of dog-knowledge did that which was right in their own eyes and in those of their neighbours; the common sense, therefore, of the public being as yet unvitiated, crime and disease were looked upon much as they are in other countries.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • Directly we study in any critical way the causes of attraction among the sexes, we see that under healthy conditions, unvitiated by convention or money, it is always the inborn rather than the acquired that counts.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles


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