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Word: pristine

Definition: unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition


Sentences Containing 'pristine'

And so, as I am not and, so far as one can judge, cannot be enchanted, she it is that is enchanted, that is smitten, that is altered, changed, and transformed; in her have my enemies revenged themselves upon me, and for her shall I live in ceaseless tears, until I see her in her pristine state.
To thee, great hero who all praise transcends, La Mancha's lustre and Iberia's star, Don Quixote, wise as brave, to thee I say-- For peerless Dulcinea del Toboso Her pristine form and beauty to regain, 'T is needful that thy esquire Sancho shall, On his own sturdy buttocks bared to heaven, Three thousand and three hundred lashes lay, And that they smart and sting and hurt him well.

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::: edifice - building (of imposing size)
::: maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
::: gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
::: disavowal - denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim
::: decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.