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.
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.
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All his life he’d worn white—a pristine absence of color that defined him—but now there was no comfort in wearing it.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
The hospital wing was a long, pristine corridor with beds against the walls.