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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 ?
Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate.
Or, to choose a wholly unsubstantial instance, purely addressed to the fancy, why, in reading the old fairy tales of Central Europe, does the tall pale man of the Hartz forests, whose changeless pallor unrestingly glides through the green of the groves --why is this phantom more terrible than all the whooping imps of the Blocksburg?
It seems almost an aggravation to her to remember how purely and piously, how much above the ordinary lot, she has been brought up.
And, above all, there is this difference between resisting this and a purely brute or natural force, that I can resist this with some effect; but I cannot expect, like Orpheus, to change the nature of the rocks and trees and beasts.
When, early in a summer afternoon, we have been shaking the dust of the village from the skirts of our garments, making haste past those houses with purely Doric or Gothic fronts, which have such an air of repose about them, my companion whispers that probably about these times their occupants are all gone to bed.
He taught certain uncouth lads, when they were of an age to enter society, the intricacies of contra dances, or the steps of the schottische and mazurka, and he was a marked figure in all social assemblies, though conspicuously absent from town-meetings and the purely masculine gatherings at the store or tavern or bridge.
Her hair was of that purely light-brown hue, unmixed with flaxen, or yellow, or red -- which is oftener seen on the plumage of a bird than on the head of a human being.
I believe your object to be, purely and truthfully, as you have stated it.
A dull mind, once arriving at an inference that flatters a desire, is rarely able to retain the impression that the notion from which the inference started was purely problematic.
Whether this reasoning be correct or otherwise, the present author felt, that, in confining himself to subjects purely Scottish, he was not only likely to weary out the indulgence of his readers, but also greatly to limit his own power of affording them pleasure.
A general confessed, in my presence, "that he got a victory purely by the force of cowardice and ill conduct;" and an admiral, "that, for want of proper intelligence, he beat the enemy, to whom he intended to betray the fleet.
Indeed, the probabilities are that the more insincere the man is, the more purely intellectual will the idea be, as in that case it will not be coloured by either his wants, his desires, or his prejudices.