taintlessness


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taintlessness

noun
The condition of being clean and free of contaminants:
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It is difficult not to think of William Faulkner's "The Bear" in these contexts because Inman regards the bear and her cub he is forced to kill (in the section titled "a vow to bear") with the same sense of "incorruptibility" and "taintlessness" with which Ike McCaslin and his spiritual mentor, Sam Fathers, honor the three-toed bear called "Old Ben" and the fearless mongrel dog, Lion.