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Definitionimmaculately clean and unused
- It grovelled helpless on the ground, even while his intellectual faculties retained their pristine strength, or had perhaps acquired a morbid energy, which disease only could have given them.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (2% in)
- At that epoch of pristine simplicity, however, matters of even slighter public interest, and of far less intrinsic weight than the welfare of Hester and her child, were strangely mixed up with the deliberations of legislators and acts of state.Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (12% in)
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