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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
  immaculately clean and unused
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pristine pristinely
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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.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • She came over and embraced me, getting my mess all over her pristine uniform.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Eleanor ate dinner sitting cross-legged on her bed, extra careful not to spill anything on the books because every issue was in pristine condition; there wasn’t so much as a bent corner.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park

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  • It may have remained pristine for another sixty-six million years, unsullied by your mammalian gluttony, if not for a chance encounter with an alien visitor one-quarter the size of Manhattan.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She chose a cotton T-shirt and a pair of capri pants, both pristine.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • No doubt pristine and purchaser-ready.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I walk over, tripping just enough to slop some of my drink on his pristine white suit.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • She looks to be in pristine condition.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I had to keep stopping because my arms hurt and my pristine boots grew thick with mud.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • She tried not to wince as his hairy, meaty fingers rubbed her pristine skin, and instead delicately inclined her head toward him.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Both of them had thick dark hair, green eyes, pristine white teeth, and lean, sturdy bodies.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • By the time Red got home from his summer job, at four p.m. or so—contractors’ hours—he’d find Trey lounging on the porch with the others, a pristine white cardigan tied oh-so-casually around his shoulders and his feet encased in leather loafers with no socks (the first time Red had ever seen this practice, although unfortunately not the last).
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Molly fingers the never-used baby blanket, its basket-weave design still vivid, the stitches intricately pristine.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I didn’t want to break into it, so it’s in pristine condition."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • In his memory, his former hometown was a pristine rural community.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It’s pristine.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The clip of boots against the pristine tile forced my eyes up, away from the doctor’s face.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • There with some female friend—flush, plump and idle like herself—she would sweep through Altman and Bergdorf and Bonwit and half a dozen other fancy shops and return to Queens with the back seat stacked high with boxes of ladies’ merchandise, most of which languished in pristine condition in her bureau drawers or got stuffed into the recesses of her many closets, where Blackstock later found score upon score of unused gowns and dresses faintly smudged with mildew.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It reminded him of a word he’d never heard, only read: "pristine."
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • Leaving the picnic basket in the kitchens, I returned to the late Beaton’s surgery, now dustless and pristine after a visitation by Mrs. Fitz’s energetic assistants.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Who knew Saudi Arabia had a vast and pristine coast?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • In the center of a courtyard was a magnificent marble building—it looked like a temple of sorts, with a pristine white exterior and a gem-studded roof.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • I’d unboxed so much china from funeral sales and broken-up households that there was something almost unspeakably sad about the pristine, gleaming displays, with their tacit assurance that shiny new tableware promised an equally shiny and tragedy-free future.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Peacekeepers, in pristine white uniforms, march on the cleanly swept cobblestones.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The street where we lived, once so quiet and pristine and gleaming, turned into a war zone.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Our usually pristine kitchen is a disaster.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The city was pristine.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But the history of Hopkins Hospital certainly isn’t pristine when it comes to black patients.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • By that evening, the DiLaurentises had called the police, and the next morning there were cop cars and news vans camped out on the DiLaurentises’ normally pristine front lawn.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • A car, even a pristine gem like my new convertible, was just a thing.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • It’s nothing like on TV, where operating rooms are like pristine theaters that could accommodate an opera singer, and an audience.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The pristine campus and well-dressed kids had stunned me on my first visit—the Bronx was not the homogenous ghetto I thought it was.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • They glinted on the floor now, looking shiny and pristine.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • For the town’s water supply, be tapped into a pristine ancient lake that lay a thousand feet below.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Milam Park, surrounded by the neat houses of old Clarkston, was one of the few defining landmarks of the town, and seeing its pristine fields overrun with soccer players would be an alarming sign for some in town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The air was still, the lake mirroring the pristine skies.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Was not Atman in him, did not the pristine source spring from his heart?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • A perfect stanza of iambic pentameter, and the first altar of science had revealed itself in pristine clarity.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Through the archway lay a vast flower garden arranged to look as pristine and natural as a wild meadow.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • By now, there was a headstone, a pristine block of white marble with Matt’s name carefully carved.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The pale wood floor matched the other room, and now I grasped that it was precisely the color of a pristine beach.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Instantly, the Golem returned to its muddy origins, splashing foul, stinking water and dirt across the once-pristine dojo floor.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The collection was astonishing—a black Ferrari, a pristine Rolls-Royce, an antique Astin Martin sports coupe, a vintage Porsche 356.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Over there, jutting into the sky, was the original Ferris wheel-in its pristine white paint-and beyond that, the streets of his old neighborhood and the rooftops of the crowded brick tenements,with laundry lines hanging from the windows.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Thus the conversion from pristine sadism to fabricated hatred, to fraudulent love.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • —If thou couldst, doctor, cast The water of my land, find her disease, And purge it to a sound and pristine health, I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Kreacher came bustling to the table with a large curcen in his hands, and ladled out soup into pristine bowls, whistling between his teeth as he did so.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • And in a year… I smiled, seeing a pristine, imaginary manuscript floating in mid-air, with Esther Greenwood typed in the upper-right-hand corner.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
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