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PUR. A corruption of the French word par, by or for. It is frequently used in old French law phrases; as, pur autre vie. It is also used in the composition of words, as purparty, purlieu, purview.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The flowers reminded me of that triumphant connection: A newer, purer life emerges from the hush of death.
To be sure, Obama may have been at least partly motivated by a purer thought than Noonan credits him with, namely a proper desire to hold BP accountable.
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The ZeroGen scrubs the incoming ambient air and produces a purer true zero gas for calibration without all the complications and mechanics of transporting and installing zero calibration gas cylinders."
The company says when done with the water, it can go back into the fiver, "in a state purer even than drinking water." 505-923-4140, www.
"With the improved features and stylish design enhancements, consumers do not have to sacrifice luxury for purity." As with all OrganicPedic by OMI mattresses, the Sierra has the same purity guarantee, which states, "If a customer can find another organic mattress purer than ours, we will give the customer our mattress for free." organicpedicbyomi.com
"Women want a purer, more natural and streamlined approach to caring for their skin," said Javier Martinez, chief executive officer and president of Acquaessentials.com.
At least now we can heave a real sigh of relief and take breaths which are much more purer and safer.
As a result clog dancers say the Welsh style is much "purer" than its more showy English equivalent.
There is a definite move to purer food and a willingness to pay a real premium for products people regard as healthy, as well as a bit indulgent for themselves and their families.
Rivers and streams would become purer, and some human diseases may cease.
On one hand, natural science is considered fundamentally beneficial because it has lifted from the shoulders of religion the need to explain the world, allowing religion to become purer and deeper.