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pure

 (pyo͝or)
adj. pur·er, pur·est
1.
a. Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed: pure oxygen.
b. Free of dirt, pollutants, infectious agents, or other unwanted elements: pure water.
c. Containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous: a pure style of piano playing.
2. Complete; utter: pure folly.
3.
a. Having no moral failing or guilt: "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby" (Sylvia Plath).
b. Chaste; virgin.
4. Of unmixed blood or ancestry.
5. Genetics Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous: a pure line.
6. Music Free from discordant qualities: pure tones.
7. Linguistics Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal: a pure vowel.
8. Theoretical; not applied: pure science.
9. Philosophy Free of empirical elements: pure reason.

[Middle English pur, from Old French, from Latin pūrus; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

pure′ly adv.
pure′ness n.

purely

(ˈpjʊəlɪ)
adv
1. in a pure manner
2. entirely: purely by chance.
3. in a chaste or innocent manner

pure•ly

(ˈpyʊər li)

adv.
1. in a pure manner; without admixture.
2. merely; only; solely: purely accidental.
3. entirely; completely.
4. innocently or chastely.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.purely - restricted to something; "we talked strictly business"

purely

adverb absolutely, just, only, completely, simply, totally, entirely, exclusively, plainly, merely, solely, wholly It is a racing machine, designed purely for speed.
Translations
بِصَفاء، بِوُضوح
čistěryze
klart
szûziesen
hreinlega
čisto

purely

[ˈpjʊəlɪ] ADV (= wholly) → puramente
their relationship was purely physicalsu relación era puramente física
it is not a purely physical illnessno es simplemente una enfermedad orgánica
we met purely by accidentnos conocimos por pura casualidad
purely and simplylisa y llanamente

purely

[ˈpjʊərli] adv (= wholly) → purement
for purely personal reasons → pour des raisons purement personnelles
purely and simply → purement et simplement

purely

advrein; purely and simplyschlicht und einfach

purely

[ˈpjʊəlɪ] advpuramente

pure

(ˈpjuə) adjective
1. not mixed with anything especially dirty or less valuable. pure gold.
2. clean, especially morally. pure thoughts.
3. complete; absolute. a pure accident.
4. (of sounds) clear; keeping in tune. She sang in a high pure tone.
ˈpurely adverb
ˈpureness noun
ˈpurity noun
ˈpurify (-fai) verb
to make pure. What is the best way to purify the air?
ˌpurifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˌpure-ˈblooded adjective
of unmixed race. a pure-blooded Englishman.
ˌpure-ˈbred adjective
(of animals) of unmixed breed; thoroughbred. a pure-bred Arab horse.
pure and simple
(used after a noun) nothing but. It was an accident pure and simple.
References in classic literature ?
My friend," said the Wolf, "it pains me to see you considering so great a question from a purely selfish point of view.
What though that light, thro' storm and night, So trembled from afar- What could there be more purely bright In Truths day-star ?
The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents and adventures fictitious.
From the psychological standpoint, there may be different kinds of belief, and different degrees of certainty, but there cannot be any purely psychological means of distinguishing between true and false beliefs.
First, it is likely that before the rise of the Ionian epos there existed in Boeotia a purely popular and indigenous poetry of a crude form: it comprised, we may suppose, versified proverbs and precepts relating to life in general, agricultural maxims, weather-lore, and the like.
He pressed her hand to his heart before he replied-- "My health will never return; I am lost to this world; and in fact at this moment I properly belong to another in my body: would to God that I was purely so in feelings also.
We here exclude the purely spectacular element>, exemplified by the Phorcides, the Prometheus, and scenes laid in Hades.
But the completer, the positive, soul, which will merely take [25] that mood into its service (its proper service, as we hold, is in counteraction to the vulgarity of purely positive natures) is also certainly in evidence in Amiel's "Thoughts"--that other, and far stronger person, in the long dialogue; the man, in short, possessed of gifts, not for the renunciation, but for the reception and use, of all that is puissant, goodly, and effective in life, and for the varied and adequate literary reproduction of it; who, under favourable circumstances, or even without them, will become critic, or poet, and in either case a creative force; and if he be religious (as Amiel was deeply religious) will make the most of "evidence," and almost certainly find a Church.
It's a purely professional interest you take in me?
This purely fictitious state of the market was bound shortly to pass, and Ward Valley was not to be induced to change the even tenor of its way by any insane stock exchange flurry.
This journey, like all previous ones, was purely imaginary; still, it was the work of a popular American author-- I mean Edgar Poe
He knew, for example, that however magnetic his ascendency in some respects was over Starbuck, yet that ascendency did not cover the complete spiritual man any more than mere corporeal superiority involves intellectual mastership; for to the purely spiritual, the intellectual but stand in a sort of corporeal relation.