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immaculate as in:  immaculate timing

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  • Her timing and technique were immaculate.
  • The campus was intimidating, with its immaculate lawns and crisp colonial architecture.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • He had immaculate teeth.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • I made Bryce twenty-two years old and gave him a brand-new Social Security number, an immaculate credit rating, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.   (source)
  • Gilderoy Lockhart, however, was immaculate in sweeping robes of turquoise, his golden hair shining under a perfectly positioned turquoise hat with gold trimming.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • "Before me in immaculate khaki uniform and cap stood an American girl with a magazine-cover smile, faultless makeup and peroxide blonde hair," wrote Tom Wade.   (source)
  • An immaculate garden stretches out before him, lawn disappearing into a forest.   (source)
  • Johann polished the gift, although it already shone immaculately, and examined every detail again and again.   (source)
    immaculately = perfectly
  • Their bus-driving leader left the Gladers in the hands of a small staff—nine or ten men and women dressed in pressed black pants and white shirts, their hair immaculate, their faces and hands clean.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • "It's over there," the PTS agent said, pointing deep into the immaculately clean loft.   (source)
    immaculately = perfectly
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  • There were also jewelers hidden away, making pieces for the family and gifts for visitors, and teams of seamstresses and buyers keeping the royal family—and now us—immaculately clothed.   (source)
  • The room was immaculate, awash in silver fixtures and blond woods, the floors warm from radiant heat, the sheets and pillowcases so white and crisp they crackled when touched.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • Ser Barristan Selmy was the first to answer the summons, immaculate in white cloak and enameled scales.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • HALE: Excellency, I have signed seventy-two death warrants; I am a minister of the Lord, and I dare not take a life without there be a proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it.   (source)
  • The immaculate houses looked more like miniature mansions than ordinary homes,   (source)
  • He's immaculately dressed, very Parisian.   (source)
    immaculately = perfectly
  • And for that moment I would have gladly gone there, or anywhere, for there was nothing but an immaculate calm in my heart.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • His picture--never really inspected--had been of clean-eyed young men and immaculate girls, all in academic robes and converging on a white temple on the crown of a wooded hill in the evening.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • His grooming is immaculate and his suit of tailored charcoal flannel, obviously English, makes her father's broad bright pin-stripe look hopelessly dowdy and old-fashioned.   (source)
  • That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • Nay, these are virtuous and immaculate beings!   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • She was thin, pretty, immaculately put together.   (source)
    immaculately = perfectly
  • The decor was something out of a utopian sci-fi flick. High-tech and immaculate.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • The pair of them gravitated toward the immaculate, bulky house.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • Erik even said, "Immaculate handwriting, sir, immaculate."   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • She lowered her eyes and touched up her already immaculate dress.   (source)
  • A businessman with immaculate black hair is trying to hand his ticket to the flight attendant.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • I slide underneath one of the immaculately pruned trees.   (source)
    immaculately = perfectly
  • The carpets were lavish and immaculate, the windows were sparkling, and the paintings on the walls were lovely.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
  • Mid- to late forties, straight-backed in his immaculate uniform, his cap sitting precisely on his head—a perfect mannequin, thinks Lale, like those he occasionally helped dress when he worked in the department store in Bratislava.   (source)
  • As Mr. Turnbough and I motored away from Duinsmoore Drive, I saw The Brady Bunch woman, who stood on her immaculate front porch with her arms tightly across her chest.   (source)
  • How does he keep it so immaculate?   (source)
  • She held me for a moment, then pulled away, smoothing my dress to make sure I was still immaculate before she went to find Dad.   (source)
  • The house next to Reynaud's Bakery became warm and dear, Lee the epitome of friend and counselor, his father the cool, dependable figure of godhead, his brother clever and delightful, and Abra--well, of Abra he made his immaculate dream and, having created her, fell in love with her.   (source)
  • But other than that, it looks immaculate.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect
  • It takes an immaculate plan, and then you execute it brilliantly, and then—nothing.   (source)
    immaculate = perfect (without fault or error)
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immaculate as in:  the housekeeper left it immaculate

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  • The apartment is immaculate.
  • When I walk into his camp in the desert and introduce myself, he is wearing old jeans and an immaculate white T-shirt, a decorative tooled-leather belt of his own creation, white socks, scuffed black loafers.   (source)
  • Adler said that Mrs. Moore more than satisfied his inspection staff; her house was always immaculate, and she was the rule rather than the exception.   (source)
  • Briefly dizzy, she looked downward, and in the immaculate glossy floor, she saw her own face reflected, looking worried.   (source)
  • She backed away from him, brushing herself off, even though the lab floor was immaculate.   (source)
    immaculate = completely clean
  • An officer, immaculate in field-grey uniform and polished boots, leaned against the passenger door.   (source)
    immaculate = completely neat and clean
  • …every last tint and scent of offending smoke steam-cleaned from the carpets, from the drapes, from the antiqued upholstery of the chairs, the place in showcase, immaculate, pristine and classic condition, appearing just as though I have not lived there every day for the last thirty years of my life.   (source)
  • Charles had moved into a shed where his nostrils would not be assailed by the immaculate but painful smells of lye and soda and ammonia and yellow soap.   (source)
  • …and placed upon the try-works, completely hiding the pots; every cask is out of sight; all tackles are coiled in unseen nooks; and when by the combined and simultaneous industry of almost the entire ship's company, the whole of this conscientious duty is at last concluded, then the crew themselves proceed to their own ablutions; shift themselves from top to toe; and finally issue to the immaculate deck, fresh and all aglow, as bridegrooms new-leaped from out the daintiest Holland.   (source)
  • Alan threaded his heavy arms through a clean shirt, feeling he was despoiling its immaculate cotton.   (source)
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  • They sat on opposite sides of a U-shaped configuration of immaculate white leather.   (source)
  • In the dusty business of ranching he seemed always immaculate.   (source)
  • Amid the dust and the buildings that might never be, and the sand forever trying to overtake it all, there was this immaculate thread of turquoise, an irrational color, an unnecessary color.   (source)
  • The house was clean, scrubbed and immaculate, curtains washed, windows polished, but all as a man does it--the ironed curtains did not hang quite straight and there were streaks on the windows and a square showed on the table when a book was moved.   (source)
  • He returns immaculate in the evening with the gloss still on his hat and his boots.   (source)
  • He was immaculate in white jacket and apron and his hair was plastered over his brow with infinite correctness.   (source)
  • They felt mysteriously immaculate, strange and careful in their clean clothes, and it seemed as if the house were in shadow and were walking on tiptoe in the middle of an easy, sunny world.   (source)
    immaculate = completely clean
  • her room is immaculate.   (source)
    immaculate = completely neat and clean
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  • It seemed to be Davis's room, immaculately clean, lines still in the carpet from a vacuum cleaner.†   (source)
  • The sky above all of this was an immaculate, spotless blue.†   (source)
  • She stared through our immaculate windows at the miserable day beyond.†   (source)
  • The coarse facade stood in stark juxtaposition to the immaculately landscaped gardens and glassy pond.†   (source)
  • The floor is an immaculate white, almost beautiful, and—most important—empty.†   (source)
  • Teddy Sanders swept a rogue thread off his otherwise immaculate blazer.†   (source)
  • Claire, a doll-like girl with immaculate golden curls, sat next to Miss Peregrine but ate not a morsel.†   (source)
  • The living room was immaculate, the real Rose.†   (source)
  • Two strands had escaped from their immaculate arrangement and lay pasted against her frozen cheek.†   (source)
  • Yet the bar and the buffet tables were set out upon the lawn; the men took off their suit jackets and rolled up their sleeves and loosened their ties and sweated through their shirts—my grandmother particularly disapproved of the men for draping their jackets on the privet hedges, which gave the usually immaculate, dark-green border of the rose garden the appearance of being strewn with litter that had blown in from another part of town.†   (source)
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  • Logan Rourke's driveway was not as grandiose as some of the others they'd passed, but it was immaculate.†   (source)
  • A group of immaculately made-up girls took cigarette packs out of their little chain-link quilted bags and lit up, talking on their tiny cell phones.†   (source)
  • It was an immaculate anonymity.†   (source)
  • There are two pictures, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.†   (source)
  • I noticed a piece of paper on the floor, which was unusual for the typically immaculate palace.†   (source)
  • Inside, they walked through an immaculate hallway until they arrived at a spare cinderblock office.†   (source)
  • Though it was early and she was without jewelry or lipstick, somehow even in her sandals and simple cotton dress she still managed to give the impression of being immaculately turned out.†   (source)
  • She notices how the teenager, who comes from his uncle Marco's wealthier neighborhood, is neatly dressed and immaculately clean, and wears his hair long.†   (source)
  • He slouched about the compound in his immaculately tailored suits, weaving sullen circles around mounds of red chilies and freshly powdered yellow turmeric, watching Mammachi supervise the buying, the weighing, the salting and drying, of limes and tender mangoes.†   (source)
  • Now we are engaged in a great civil war...One man sprawled out on the rug in immaculate jean shorts and white tennis shoes, like he was on the way to his kid's T-ball game.†   (source)
  • Expectations, evaluations, internal evasions
    Fly out of me like puddles of blood from a wound
    A fetus from the womb of a corpse in a tomb
    Withered and strewn like red sheets on the bed
    Of an immaculate room.†   (source)
  • His white robes were immaculate and lined with fur at the cuff and collar.†   (source)
  • My stepfather had kept his '68 Pontiac Catalina, gold-colored with blue interior, immaculate.†   (source)
  • Her appearance was immaculate, her posture was erect, and she tilted her chin upward, demonstrating her own dignity and pride despite her circumstances.†   (source)
  • And the memorial services immaculately conducted by the navy for my fallen comrades.†   (source)
  • Because she couldn't be pregnant—not unless there was some really freaky religious immaculate crap going on.†   (source)
  • The hotel, she said, quietly afforded us complete freedom, our nocturnal habits going unnoticed in the continual press of European tourists, our rooms immaculately maintained by an anonymous staff, while the immense price we paid guaranteed our privacy and our security.†   (source)
  • I can't," he said, using his immaculately folded handkerchief to rub at his stained hand.†   (source)
  • Four hundred vertical feet above, where the summit was still washed in bright sunlight under an immaculate cobalt sky, my companions dallied to memorialize their arrival at the apex of the planet, unfurling flags and snapping photos, using up precious ticks of the clock.†   (source)
  • I took them out and let them flutter on to Doctor Gordon's immaculate green blotter.†   (source)
  • She loved the high-vaulted stone corridors, the immaculate cleanliness of the marble floors, the naked white walls, and the iron Christ who stood watch in the vestibule.†   (source)
  • Fermina Daza lit another cigarette, and as she smoked she saw Dr. Juvenal Urbino in his immaculate linen suit, with his professional rigor, his dazzling charm, his official love, and he tipped his white hat in a gesture of farewell from another boat out of the past.†   (source)
  • I entered the immaculate little shop, redolent of freshly sawn pine and oak, and found him working at a shrieking band saw.†   (source)
  • The smile was immaculate.†   (source)
  • Better to stare at his belly button, which was perfectly round and immaculate.†   (source)
  • The kitchen was immaculate now, all evidence of her dreamy afternoon hidden away.†   (source)
  • It so happened that this entailed doubling back a considerable way of the route, but, so Mr Charles assures me, my father accepted the request as though it were a perfectly reasonable one, and in general, continued to behave with immaculate courtesy.†   (source)
  • I'll be your mess, you be mine
    That was the deal that we had signed
    I bought a hazmat suit to clean up your waste
    Gas masks, gloves, to keep us safe
    But now I'm alone in an empty room
    Staring down immaculate doom
    COLLATERAL DAMAGE, TRACK 2†   (source)
  • Inside, Nate's car was dark, the interior immaculate, and still smelled new.†   (source)
  • I went to the immaculately kept tack room to put away the curry combs, and was surprised to see Lenobia sitting on a chair outside the door.†   (source)
  • Willie has good taste and the interior is immaculate.†   (source)
  • She nodded at Gebrew who was immaculately dressed in a white tunic extending to his knees, trousers underneath, and tightly coiled turban on his head.†   (source)
  • Dick was standing at the side of a black-surfaced high-way, Route 66, his eyes fixed upon the immaculate emptiness as though the fervor of his gaze could force motorists to materialize.†   (source)
  • Yet his burgundy tie is neatly cinched around his neck and his tailored navy blue suit coat looks as immaculate as when he put it on after his 1:00 P.M. nap.†   (source)
  • His long hair was combed back in an immaculate oil slick.†   (source)
  • "immaculate," and the telltale "!"†   (source)
  • The latter offers a menacing deadeye stare, copied, immaculately from the gang leaders he admires, and Cedric breaks it off, looking away, flustered.†   (source)
  • "The house was always immaculate," says Austin's wife, Michelle.†   (source)
  • Entering, Woody had passed through an immaculate rock garden, its sand white and freshly raked.†   (source)
  • Mary Wilson turned out to be a lovely petite woman in an immaculate soft brown pantsuit.†   (source)
  • With immaculate timing, the two girls had arrived there only moments apart and made their way up the hill together, their laughter carrying down into the valley.†   (source)
  • I had had help in the child's conception, but no one could deny that I had had an immaculate pregnancy.†   (source)
  • He sat perfectly composed, immaculate in his tailored suit, while he surveyed the arena with polite expectation.†   (source)
  • Or I'd come home to find the apartment immaculate and an elaborate dinner waiting for me.†   (source)
  • The sun was high overhead in a vast sapphire-blue sky beaded with low, isolated, puffy clouds of dry and immaculate white.†   (source)
  • Ali, in another set of immaculate shalwar, arrived to unlock the gate of his business.†   (source)
  • Dressed immaculately in blinding white jodhpurs, top hat and tails, he radiated both authority and irresistible charisma.†   (source)
  • Ser Mandon Moore moved to Tyrion's side, immaculate in his enameled white plate.†   (source)
  • His walking stick nestled in his left elbow; his vest was immaculate; there was a scarlet rosebud in his lapel.†   (source)
  • The rooms were immaculate and organized.†   (source)
  • She'll have immaculate nails, won't she?†   (source)
  • My books are immaculate, totally immaculate!†   (source)
  • I spent several hours on the typing, destroying copy after copy until I had completed one that was immaculate, carefully phrased and most respectful.†   (source)
  • He was a short man, with round, pink features, always immaculately dressed, always smoking long, expensive cigars.†   (source)
  • He said slowly, his voice oddly strained and solemn, "I have never claimed to be immaculate."†   (source)
  • Aside from that, they popped up occasionally on surprise inspections, creased, immaculate, remote, and smelling faintly of cologne — and went away again.†   (source)
  • Seventy years old, pale and thin, white-haired, clean-shaven and immaculate in his flowing black robes, Thompson's face was fixed in a look of sternness and skepticism that should be required of all high judges.†   (source)
  • I remember thinking of her, What's she afraid of, what could be so bad that we had to be that careful of what people thought of us, as if we ought to mince delicately about in pained feet through our immaculate neighborhood, we silent partners of the bordering WASPs and Jews, never rubbing them except with a smile, as if everything with us were always all right, in our great sham of propriety, as if nothing could touch us or wreak anger or sadness upon us.†   (source)
  • They were tall in the saddle, dressed immaculately in blue uniforms and long black boots.†   (source)
  • With the formidable majesty of a great ship leaving its dock, Mahalia set out across the busy and immaculate kitchen crowded with chefs, cooks, and assistants, past cooktops and ovens and griddles and grills, through steam and meat smoke and the eye-watering fragrance of sautéing onions.†   (source)
  • An immaculate man, tidy as a photograph, soft-voiced, almost elegant.†   (source)
  • The thick pages foxed and showing the destruction caused by silverfish, scars among the immaculate recordings of local history and formal signatures.†   (source)
  • Her toenails were immaculately trimmed and pale as shells.†   (source)
  • It was immaculate; everything was done in plastics—the floors, the curtain, table tops of stainless burnless plastic, lamp shades of plastic.†   (source)
  • But now the bones of these Immaculate Have mingled with the blood of Niccolo.†   (source)
  • Anyway, whether by accident or celestial design a shaft of dusty sunlight, bursting through the last clouds of the departing storm outside, caught her head and hair for an instant and surrounded it with an immaculate quattrocento halo.†   (source)
  • BERENGER: [admiringly] You always look so immaculate.†   (source)
  • Aloof from all this bustle, I am anointing
    Thy most immaculate feet
    With myrrh from a small bowl.†   (source)
  • When the bus passes the shrine to Imam Reza, the eighth Shi'a imam, Laila cranes her neck to get a better view of its glistening tiles, the minarets, the magnificent golden dome, all of it immaculately and lovingly preserved.†   (source)
  • As people filed in, I saw one of them—the tall one with immaculately spiky hair—Kevin.†   (source)
  • He was immaculately dressed in a blue suit and had close-cropped graying hair.†   (source)
  • Kohler pursued science for its immaculate logic ....her father for its spiritual wonder.†   (source)
  • He was impeccably dressed in a dark suit and tie, and his thick blond hair was immaculately coiffed.†   (source)
  • Teddy glared across his immaculate mahogany desk at his director of media relations.†   (source)
  • His immaculate memory called forth the silver crucifix.†   (source)
  • Her brother looked rather less than immaculate and had a smell of horse about him.†   (source)
  • DeeDee appeared in her immaculate jacket, smiling.†   (source)
  • I thought if everything around me was perfectly immaculate, somehow my life, too, would be in order.†   (source)
  • Luke is saying, and he gestures to the immaculate blond girl beside him.†   (source)
  • He's wearing an immaculate dark suit, his hair is shining, and his face is bronze with makeup.†   (source)
  • Miss Glover's house was immaculately white with bright blue trim on her shutters and door.†   (source)
  • Even her tablecloths, which she changed three times a day-when you eat kosher you change the tablecloths for every meal— were ironed and always immaculate.†   (source)
  • The ancient stories of immaculate conceptions, burning bushes, and parting seas are no longer relevant.†   (source)
  • Hunt Correctional Center was a complex of one-story red-brick buildings laid out across an immaculate green campus.†   (source)
  • But her door had been locked until she left, and I had glimpsed her only for a second while Lestat was chattering, a vision of lace and loveliness as she slipped on her coat; puffed sleeves again and a violet ribbon on her breast, her white lace stockings showing beneath the hem of the little gown, and her white slippers immaculate.†   (source)
  • Petty Officer Powell kept an immaculate desk—a calendar blotter, twin upright pen stands, a nearly full ashtray, a telephone.†   (source)
  • The immaculate cabin of Teabing's Hawker was now covered with steel shavings and smelled of compressed air and propane.†   (source)
  • Last time I was here I'd been in dress uniform, along with a group of immaculately turned-out new SEALs, many of whom I had subsequently served with.†   (source)
  • He was a sixteen-year-old Toyota Corolla with a paint color called Mystic Teal Mica and an engine that clanked in a steady rhythm like the beating of his immaculate metallic heart.†   (source)
  • As I watched her surreptitiously, I noticed that her immaculate hairstyle was now flecked with gray, her eyes as shadowed as my own.†   (source)
  • She was wearing one of her navy blue, immaculate suits with a plain, snow-white blouse showing in the V of the neck.†   (source)
  • Alice moved slowly—for her—around the big room, unnecessarily tidying the already immaculate space, straightening Esme's perfectly hung garlands.†   (source)
  • His house turned a great, immaculate wall of shuttered windows to the sun, cedars surrounding it on three sides imperiously.†   (source)
  • This man was wearing an immaculate white suit, a pale blue shirt and a yellow satin tie with a bright stickpin.†   (source)
  • There, engraved in the wood, written in an immaculate hand, were four lines of text in a language he had never seen.†   (source)
  • His flat, normally sparsely furnished and immaculate, was strung with training schedules and dietary sheets.†   (source)
  • Having faith requires leaps of faith, cerebral acceptance of miracles-immaculate conceptions and divine interventions.†   (source)
  • The room around him was immaculate and lavish-black marble with gold fixtures, cotton towels, and scented hand soaps.†   (source)
  • He wore a horrible, lumpy, speckled brown tweed jacket and gray pants and a red-and-blue checked open-throated jersey in a very formal restaurant full of fountains and chandeliers, where all the other men were dressed in dark suits and immaculate white shirts.†   (source)
  • The branches of the cedars were hung with it and beyond them the sky lay immaculate and decembral, the stars chilled points of light.†   (source)
  • The hospital itself was a gleaming low-rise building, the immaculate reception area more like that of some modernistic hotel, perhaps testament to private insurance.†   (source)
  • In order to keep her complexion immaculate—Hatsue, said Mrs. Shigemura, had skin as smooth as vanilla ice cream—she must take care to stay out of the sun.†   (source)
  • Two minutes later the door opened and a Chinese woman in her mid-forties entered, her nurse's uniform starched and immaculate.†   (source)
  • Immaculate in his fur-trimmed cloak and polished boots, Ser Alliser Thorne turned to say, "Here's the turn-cloak now, my lord.†   (source)
  • The Metropole's nurse was arched back in her chair, her throat surgically punctured, and over her immaculate white uniform ran a thin stream of blood.†   (source)
  • There was something profoundly unsettling about this immaculate house with its pristine grounds and quiet, watchful servants.†   (source)
  • He climbed into the cart, shifted gears and started for the cabin at the end of the graveled road that branched off from the immaculate circular drive.†   (source)
  • One of the dinners that I shared in a mobile home was cooked in an immaculate kitchen, walled in plastic tile, with stainless-steel sinks and ovens and stoves flush with the wall.†   (source)
  • Ser Osmund Kettleblack, a vision of chivalry in immaculate scale armor and white wool cloak, swore that King Joffrey had long known that his uncle Tyrion meant to murder him.†   (source)
  • Doc Daneeka demanded, lifting his delicate immaculate dark head up from his chest to gaze at Yossarian irascibly for a moment with lachrymose eyes.†   (source)
  • He was wearing an immaculate white New York Jets jersey, with matching new hat and green shorts... "That's my team," I said, as he took a seat in my tattoo parlor.†   (source)
  • The rooms were small but immaculate, with beautiful woodwork and French doors opening between the living room and dining room.†   (source)
  • He had garbed himself in something very like maester's robes, but white instead of grey, immaculate as the cloaks of the Kingsguard.†   (source)
  • He was dressed in an immaculate starched white shalwar that announced he didn't degrade himself with the dusty business of this world.†   (source)
  • In addition to the little brass statues of Ganesh, Lakshmi, and Muruga, now came a sinister-looking ebony carving of the indecipherable Lord Venkateswara, as well as a ceramic Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary and a ceramic crucified Christ, blood welling out of the nail holes.†   (source)
  • After fifteen minutes, they marched into the room in an immaculate single file, moving with such precision that they seemed otherworldly, superhuman.†   (source)
  • He was everyone's immaculate, gentle friend, the most forgiven and best-dressed among them, whispering to someone a few seconds before he died, while holding a fish in his hand, "A man must have clothes for every occasion."†   (source)
  • And the big white stove, the refrigerator, stainless-steel cabinets over the sink, the black telephone, the windows looking out on Mrs. Stone's immaculate backyard.†   (source)
  • You'd let the whole world perish rather than soil that immaculate self of yours with a single spot of which you'd have to be ashamed.†   (source)
  • He had an air of immaculate grooming and a ballroom grace of motion, but his clothes were severe, his suits being usually black or midnight blue.†   (source)
  • She had the clear air of someone who knows how to do time and was immaculately groomed, with "good" unis, pressed and sharp, and she was generally very composed.†   (source)
  • He was a pilot and flew his plane as low as he dared over Yossarian's tent as often as he could, just to see how much he could frighten him, and loved to go buzzing with a wild, close roar over the wooden raft floating on empty oil drums out past the sand bar at the immaculate white beach where the men went swimming naked.†   (source)
  • If I were to prepare one immaculately inspected generality it would be this: For all of our enormous geographic range, for all of our sectionalism, for all of our interwoven breeds drawn from every part of the ethnic world, we are a nation, a new breed.†   (source)
  • I had a passion for the undefiled virtuous stand and a need to sacrifice myself for some immaculate cause.†   (source)
  • The be-blazered, immaculately dressed assistant manager, Mr. Pritchard, entered, preceded by a room-service table that he was capable of pushing while standing completely erect.†   (source)
  • The steel was immaculate, the edge glimmering blue in the pale light, but elsewhere piles of soiled clothing were strewn about the floors, and the bits of mail and armor scattered here and there were red with rust.†   (source)
  • For our visits every week my mother was always dressed immaculately in soft, cheerful colors, with her blond hair carefully styled, her makeup perfectly applied, wearing a piece of jewelry that I had given her for a distant Christmas or birthday.†   (source)
  • In Charleston I had found the flawless city rising splendidly, economically, out of a ripe, immaculate landscape.†   (source)
  • They kept their secret from the knowledge of others, not as a shameful guilt, but as a thing that was immaculately theirs, beyond anyone's right of debate or appraisal.†   (source)
  • There were nautical charts and sextants, rare shells, and immaculate small models of every ship on which Commerce had served during his life on the shipping lanes.†   (source)
  • He was immaculately groomed; his black hair was always combed with obsessive neatness, and his nails were always manicured precisely.†   (source)
  • There was absolutely no sense of felicity or horseplay in thedark official room, with its formal leather chairs, its immaculately polished mahogany table, and its deeply grained walnut paneling.†   (source)
  • It was an immaculate and friendly house, grand enough but not pretentious, and it sat inside its white fence, surrounded by its clipped lawn, and roses and catoneasters lapped against its white walls.†   (source)
  • It has always seemed to me that every conception is immaculate and that this dogma, concerning the Mother of God, expresses the idea of all motherhood.†   (source)
  • He was immaculate.†   (source)
  • And slowly she rose erect and proceeded to climb the last steps upward, into the lower vestibule where the framed photographs of Goebbels and Himmler were the only adornments on the wall, and upward further to the attic door, ajar, with the brotherhood's holy motto engraved on the lintel: My Honor Is My Loyalty—beyond which Hoss in his eyrie waited beneath the image of his lord and savior, waited in that celibate retreat of a calcimine purity so immaculate that even as Sophie approached, unsteadily, the very walls, it seemed, in the resplendent autumn morning were washed by a blindingly incandescent, almost sacramental light.†   (source)
  • That is to say, after the Jews crossed the Red Sea it became impassable, as before, and the Virgin after giving birth to our Lord was as immaculate as before.†   (source)
  • For instance there is one verse that begins: The Red Sea is the likeness of the virgin bride,' and goes on to say that 'as the sea was impenetrable after its crossing by the Israelites, the Immaculate One was incorrupt after the birth of Emmanuel.'†   (source)
  • Looking round while he shed his coat and sweater, he saw that the kitchen was immaculate.†   (source)
  • His victims had a single attribute in common: their immaculate integrity.†   (source)
  • Jimmy's clothes are pressed, his shoes shined, his white linen immaculate.†   (source)
  • I imagine these nameless, these immaculate people, watching me from behind bushes.†   (source)
  • She could not bear to see him in tatters, working, her debonaire immaculate Ashley.†   (source)
  • He had been closely shaved: he was immaculately groomed.†   (source)
  • Simon, however, preserved his habitual appearance of immaculate and well-washed urbanity.†   (source)
  • No,mon ami , I cannot bring myself seriously to believe that that immaculate lady swarmed down the chimney, or let herself down from the balcony.†   (source)
  • His reason may have been because of some delicacy for his father-in-law, the true reason for and beginning of the relationship between whom and himself neither the aunt nor Ellen nor Miss Rosa ever knew, which Sutpen was to divulge to but one man—and that under the pledge of confidence as long as Mr Goldfield lived—out of regard for Mr Coldfield's carefully nurtured name for immaculate morality—and which, your grandfather said, Mr Coldfield himself never divulged for the same reason.†   (source)
  • On the steps of a ball room I can see the romantic figure of Geoffrey Young; blue eyed; bland, immaculate.†   (source)
  • His linen was immaculate, if temporary.†   (source)
  • She was a dried-up little wisp of a woman, always dressed in black, busy as a bee, and she had a nut-brown, wrinkled face and immaculately white hair.†   (source)
  • The seeker of the life beyond life must press beyond her, surpass the temptations of her call, and soar to the immaculate ether beyond.†   (source)
  • 1 On arriving at the threshold of the baptistry, the priest pauses to offer up a prayer, then enters and blesses the water of the font, "to the end that a heavenly offspring, conceived by sanctification, may emerge from the immaculate womb of the divine font, reborn new creatures: and that all, however distinguished either by sex in body, or by age in time, may be brought forth to the same infancy by grace, their spiritual mother."†   (source)
  • Gail Wynand had stood before the cameras, an immaculate gardenia in the lapel of his flying jacket, his hand raised with a cigarette held between two fingers that did not tremble.†   (source)
  • Just the key; and now, the solid gates closed behind them instead of before, no sight or evidence above the high thick walls of the low city and scarce any sound of it, the labyrinthine mass of oleander and jasmine, lantana and mimosa walling yet again the strip of bare earth combed and curried with powdered shell, raked and immaculate and only the most recent of the brown stains showing now, and the voice—the mentor, the guide standing aside now to watch the grave provincial face—casually and pleasantly anecdotal: 'The customary way is to stand back to back, the pistol in your right hand and the corner of the other cloak in your left.†   (source)
  • The time for Daisy's marriage was growing near: she had been sought by a tall middle-aged shaven life-insurance agent, who wore spats, collars of immaculate starchiness five inches in height, who spoke with an unctuous and insane croon, chortling gently in his throat from time to time for no reason at all.†   (source)
  • the garden patch beside the cabin: so you didn't even know she was there until all of you started and whirled as one and found her watching you from a chair tilted back against the cabin wall—a little dried-up woman not much bigger than a monkey and who might have been any age up to ten thousand years, in faded voluminous skins and an immaculate headrag, her bare coffee-colored feet wrapped around the chair rung like monkeys do, smoking a clay pipe and watching you with eyes like two shoe buttons buried in the myriad wrinkles of her coffee-colored face, who just looked at you and said without even removing the pipe and in a voice almost like a white woman's.†   (source)
  • He wore gloves and looked immaculate, compared with the other men.†   (source)
  • Diffidently, Martin crossed the hall to Gottlieb's immaculate laboratory at midnight.†   (source)
  • I said immaculate, but I was deliberately exaggerating.†   (source)
  • He returns immaculate in the evening with the gloss still on his hat and his boots.†   (source)
  • In contrast to his nephew's almost immaculate garb, his own suit was far from perfect-fitting.†   (source)
  • The immaculate one is there, and very fierce.†   (source)
  • In my soul you are as a Madonna on a pedestal, in a place lofty, secure, immaculate.†   (source)
  • That's rather unlucky, too, for such an immaculate chap.†   (source)
  • He wore immaculate black kid gloves and exquisite linen.†   (source)
  • They are overwhelmed with splendor of all that is immaculate and inaccessible.†   (source)
  • Carol saw Bresnahan laughing down at them from the train vestibule—big, immaculate, overjawed, with the eye of an executive.†   (source)
  • Once his arms swung suddenly backward like a jumper's and Dick said, "Ah!" supposing he had lost control, but the general recovered and they breathed again—the agony was nearly over, the garcon was pulling out his chair ....With a touch of fury the conqueror shot up his hand and scratched his gray immaculate head.†   (source)
  • He was immaculate and fastidious.†   (source)
  • The operation resembled the act of crumbling bread on a large scale; and amid the immaculate whiteness of the curds Tess Durbeyfield's hands showed themselves of the pinkness of the rose.†   (source)
  • When he entered the drawing-room before dinner May was stooping over the fire and trying to coax the logs to burn in their unaccustomed setting of immaculate tiles.†   (source)
  • Seven-and-thirty virtuous years at sea, of which over twenty of immaculate command, and the last fifteen in the Sephora, seemed to have laid him under some pitiless obligation.†   (source)
  • It was covered with an immaculate cloth, and tended by a young woman apparently unused to the business, she being accompanied by a boy with an octogenarian face, who assisted her.†   (source)
  • He was spotlessly neat, apparelled in immaculate white from shoes to hat, and in the various Eastern ports where he got his living as ship-chandler's water-clerk he was very popular.†   (source)
  • Carley, I hope you tell your fastidious and immaculate Morrison that you held one of my pigs in your beautiful hands.†   (source)
  • The house, in its state of unnatural immaculateness and order, was as dreary as a tomb, and as Lily, turning from her brief repast between shrouded sideboards, wandered into the newly-uncovered glare of the drawing-room she felt as though she were buried alive in the stifling limits of Mrs. Peniston's existence.†   (source)
  • It was like a wonderful poem to him, and he took it all in guilelessly—even to the conspicuous signs demanding immaculate cleanliness of the employees.†   (source)
  • As usual, his get-up was absolutely irreproachable, the fine Mechlin lace at his neck and wrists were immaculate and white, his fair hair was carefully brushed, and he carried his eyeglass with his usual affected gesture.†   (source)
  • But as he awkwardly stretched his hand toward her fragile, immaculate fingers, she said brightly, "Do give me a cigarette.†   (source)
  • He was immaculate in white jacket and apron and his hair was plastered over his brow with infinite correctness.†   (source)
  • The whole place was immaculately clean, and the big, four-posted bed, snow-white, invited one to repose.†   (source)
  • The kindly dimness of the weak candle abstracted from her form and features the little blemishes which sunlight might have revealed—the stubble scratches upon her wrists, and the weariness of her eyes—her high enthusiasm having a transfiguring effect upon the face which had been her undoing, showing it as a thing of immaculate beauty, with a touch of dignity which was almost regal.†   (source)
  • In that week, using a score of workmen from the most immaculate and elaborate scientific supply-house in the country, she had created for him the best bacteriological laboratory he had ever seen—white-tile floor and enameled brick walls, ice-box and incubator, glassware and stains and microscope, a perfect constanttemperature bath—and a technician, trained in Lister and Rockefeller, who had his bedroom behind the laboratory and who announced his readiness to serve Dr. Arrowsmith day or night.†   (source)
  • I remembered all these stories while, wiping his matted lump of a beard with a livid hand, he was telling me from his noisome couch how he got round, got in, got home, on that confounded, immaculate, don't-you-touch-me sort of fellow.†   (source)
  • Twenty years before, the hill on which Floral Heights was spread, with its bright roofs and immaculate turf and amazing comfort, had been a wilderness of rank second-growth elms and oaks and maples.†   (source)
  • He's not very pleasant personally, I grant you, his manners are terrible and he's dirty, but as far as the trial's concerned he's quite immaculate.'†   (source)
  • He looked at Smillie, who, immaculate and sleek, showed nevertheless the immense strain that was on him, shaking his head dismally whenever Griffiths looked at him.†   (source)
  • In Lord Grenville's box, too, a curious, interesting personality attracted everyone's attention; a thin, small figure with shrewd, sarcastic face and deep-set eyes, attentive to the music, keenly critical of the audience, dressed in immaculate black, with dark hair free from any powder.†   (source)
  • In it were an obviously prosperous man and a black-haired, fine-skinned girl whose pumps rested on an immaculate horsehide bag.†   (source)
  • The familiarity of the rite fortified him: the sight of the tall red iron gasoline-pump, the hollow-tile and terra-cotta garage, the window full of the most agreeable accessories—shiny casings, spark-plugs with immaculate porcelain jackets tire-chains of gold and silver.†   (source)
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