undepraved

undepraved

(ˌʌndɪˈpreɪvd)
adj
not corrupted
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The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances.
Tucker quoted Jefferson's famous assertion that "[t]he man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by [the] circumstances [of being a slaveowner].
The seventh, however, occurring in a letter to Bailey on 3 November 1817, is a nominalization of the adjective: "O for a recourse somewhat human independant of the great Consolations of Religion and undepraved Sensations.
In "Query XVIII" of the Notes Jefferson argues, despite his own slaveholding, that "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other" and concludes that "The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances" (288).