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Uncleanness   Listen

The state of being unsanitary.  Synonym: dirtiness.

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"Uncleanness" Quotes from Famous Books

... or a person, when once "God sheds abroad His Spirit in their hearts," and makes them "hear joy and gladness," in speaking, or sealing, a pardon upon their souls; they that before were joined to their idols, drunkenness, uncleanness, covetousness, pride, ways of false worship, old superstitious customs, and ceremonies, and the like; so that there was no parting of them; or those who had long been grappling and conflicting with their strong corruptions and old temptations, and ...
— The Covenants And The Covenanters - Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation • Various

... or a singularly abandoned one could confidently proclaim such a dangerous doctrine. But in Blake's creed, as Swinburne has said, "the one thing unclean is the belief in uncleanness." ...
— Mysticism in English Literature • Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

... wickedly misjudged a man who had given her many proofs of the fineness of his character; the evil she had imputed to him was born of her own perverted imagination. She was no better than the narrow-minded, conventional Pharisees she detested, who were swift to condemn out of the uncleanness of their self-righteous hearts. Then, as she began to reason, it flashed upon her that she was, perhaps, wronging herself. Her mind had been cunningly poisoned by an utterly unscrupulous and wholly detestable woman, ...
— Vane of the Timberlands • Harold Bindloss

... than Rutherford did; but then, that only the more compelled him to hold up also such comfort as he conveys in his consoling and reassuring letter to despairing Beattie: 'Comparing the state of one truly regenerate, whose heart is a temple of the Holy Ghost, with your own, which is full of uncleanness and corruption, you stand dumb and dare not call Christ heartsomely your own. But, I answer, the best regenerate have their defilements, and, wash as they will, there will be the filth of sin in their hearts to the end. Glory alone will make our hearts pure and perfect, never till then will ...
— Samuel Rutherford - and some of his correspondents • Alexander Whyte

... seen what has taken place at the beginning of that day, and now before it closes a fountain will be opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness." [Footnote: Zech. xiii. 1.] With the opening of that fountain there is grace given to use it, for God says, "I will pour upon them the spirit of grace." Many see the fountain now who ...
— The One Great Reality • Louisa Clayton

... among the fruits of the Spirit, the first place is given to charity, joy, and peace: to which, fornication, uncleanness, and immodesty, which are the first of the works of the flesh, are not opposed. Therefore the fruits of the Spirit are not contrary to ...
— Summa Theologica, Part I-II (Pars Prima Secundae) - From the Complete American Edition • Saint Thomas Aquinas

... please thee, do thou open the glass,[FN44] and, if thou see therein her image clear and undimmed, do thou learn forthright that she is a clean maid without aught of defect or default and endowed with every praiseworthy quality. But if, contrariwise, the figure be found darkened or clothed in uncleanness, do thou straightway know that damsel is sullied by soil of sex. Shouldst thou find her pure and gifted with all manner good gifts, bring her to me but beware not to offend with her and do villainy, and if thou keep not faith and promise with me bear in mind ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 3 • Richard F. Burton

... of every creature, spake unto Noah, declaring His wrath and vengeance on the sons of men. For He saw that the earth was full of wickedness, and its broad and fertile meadows filled with sin and defiled with uncleanness. And the Lord our God ...
— Codex Junius 11 • Unknown

... the vast dingy bar-room. There were two tables of poker going in opposite corners of the room, and a joyous collection of variegated uncleanness "bucking" a bank in another corner. Then there was the flower of Barnriff propping up the bar like a row of daisies in a window box—only they lacked the purity of that simple flower. He stepped at once to the centre of ...
— The One-Way Trail - A story of the cattle country • Ridgwell Cullum

... the flesh are manifest, which are these: uncleanness, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of the which I tell you, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." ...
— Select Temperance Tracts • American Tract Society

... the purity and sanctification of the Temple. He was the author of the ordinance forbidding any one to ascend the Temple mount whose term of uncleanness had not expired, even though he had taken the ritual bath. (29) His implicit trust in God made him a complete contrast to his skeptical father. He turned to God and implored His help when to human reason help seemed an utter impossibility. In the war with the Arameans, an enemy held ...

... Unburden (reveal, tell) malkovri. Unbutton debutonumi. Unceremonious senceremonia. Uncertain necerta. Unchain elcxenigi. Unchangeable nesxangxebla. Uncivil malgxentila. Uncivilized necivilizita. Uncle onklo. Unclean malpura. Uncleanness malpureco. Uncomfortable, to make gxeni. Uncommon nekomuna. Uncommunicative nekomunikema, silentema. Unconcerned nezorgema. Unconditional nekondicxa, absoluta. Unconnected nekunigita. Unconscious nekonscia. Uncork ...
— English-Esperanto Dictionary • John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes

... unto you, ye Scribes and Pharisees, Ye hypocrites! for ye are very like To whited sepulchres, which indeed appear Beautiful outwardly, but are within Filled full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness! ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

... kitchen. The piled dresser showed a muddle of unwashed dishes, and the floor was gritty with mud. Annie looked, and was, dirty with exertion; and even the steam that wreathed upwards from the washbowl added a sense of uncleanness to the air. Ishmael was too young to be depressed by dirt, which he rather liked, but the greyness of it all settled on ...
— Secret Bread • F. Tennyson Jesse

Words linked to "Uncleanness" :   dirt, filth, dinge, soil, dirtiness, pollution, sordidness, smuttiness, squalidness, dinginess, grime, grunge, stain, befoulment, feculence, unclean, grubbiness, grease, griminess, squalor, cleanness, defilement, sootiness, sanitary condition, dustiness

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