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 (pə-ro͞os′, po͞o-)
A river of east-central Peru and western Brazil flowing about 3,380 km (2,100 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River.


(Spanish puˈrus ; Portuguese puˈruʃ)
(Placename) a river in NW central South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Amazon. Length: about 3200 km (2000 miles)


(Sp. puˈrus; Port. pʊˈrus)

a river in NW central South America, flowing NE from E Peru through W Brazil to the Amazon. 2000 mi. (3200 km) long.
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Noun1.Purus - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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Duis dictum, purus in condimentum tincidunt, nisl lacus porta diam, sit amet suscipit libero est sit amet dui.
While physiogony derives the highest from the lowest, idealist cosmology derives every material being from the highest point of all: the actus absolute purus, sine ulla potentialitate, the absolute and pure act without any potentiality, as Coleridge repeatedly names the divine.
43:376: "Huiusmodi ergo substantiae, quamvis sint formae tantum sine materia, non tamen in eis est omnimoda simplicitas nec sunt actus purus, sed habent admixtionem potentiae.
data), and Balta in the Purus drainage well to the east (O'Neill 1969).
Arawakan languages continued to spread southward along the Purus and Madeira rivers to the lowlands of Peru and Bolivia where Arawak-speaking groups with their characteristic cultural emphasis on river navigation, trade and agriculture established themselves as middlemen in the trade between the lowlands and the Andean highlands.
Christian theological thought, which conceived the supreme Being as an actus purus, ties to Western metaphysics the interpretation of being as actuality and act.
The most recent species was found at the confluence of Brazil's Solimoes and Purus rivers.
Estetiskai patrauklus gali buti tiek kieti, tiek purus formos elementai, jei jie ekologiskai stabilus ir visuomenei naudingi .
There were scores upon scores of small bakers, many of which had small delivery rounds, and a handful with a few branches like Crocker's of Moseley, Crockhill's of Small Heath, Purus of the Soho Road, Bendall's of Lozells, Cox's of Winson Green and Short's of Springfield.
22 (integer vitae scelerisque purus, a person of integrity and one free from guilt) brings to a close this group of five poems focusing on how the present impacts on the individual and his practical response to the challenges he faces.
principle, which is synonymous with actus purus (pure act) and esse in