Definition of Purisms

1. Noun. (plural of purism) ¹



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Definition of Purisms

1. purism [n] - See also: purism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purisms

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purinic
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purinoreceptor
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purisms (current term)
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Literary usage of Purisms

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1. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"The expression ' We have it in the Purism*' (in the plural) would be still more inappropriate if the purisms had been, as Tannery supposed, not collected ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"... but I should be sorry to exchange his barbarisms for their wise-drawn purisms. Some of his sentences are as strong as language can make them. ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1868)
"It may be well to close with a notice of certain apparently desirable purisms which break down and prove impracticable. One of these is, of course, ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1851)
"During the year 1777 Mr. Lawson issued the first portion of Dr. Simson's restoration of Euclid's purisms, translated from the Opera ..."

5. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"... but I should be sorry to exchange his barbarisms for their wise-drawn purisms. Some of his sentences are as strong as language can make them. ..."

6. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being His Autobiography, Correspondence by Thomas Jefferson (1859)
"... but I should be sorry to exchange his barbarisms for their wise-drawn purisms. Some of his sentences are as strong as language can make them. ..."

7. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"He produced an edition of Euclid's " Elements," which was highly esteemed, and made some discoveries in relation to the purisms of the ancients Died in 1768 ..."

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