Purity (See also Modesty.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Purity (See also Modesty.)

  1. almond symbol of the Virgin Mary’s innocence. [O.T.: Numbers 17: 1–11; Art: Hall, 14]
  2. crystal its transparency symbolizes pureness. [Folklore: Jobes, 391]
  3. Galahad, Sir sole knight who could sit in siege perilous. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur; Idylls of the King]
  4. Ivory soap 99.44% pure. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 289]
  5. Karamazov, Alyosha pure at heart, with compassion for his erring and tortured family. [Russ. Lit.: Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov]
  6. lily emblematic of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [Christian Symbol-ism: Appleton, 39]
  7. long unbound hair custom for unmarried women, virgin saints, brides. [Art: Hall, 144]
  8. sedge used as symbol of purity in da Vinci paintings. [Plant Symbolism: Embolden, 25]
  9. snow “pure as the driven snow.” [Western Folklore: Misc.]
  10. Star of Bethlehem indicates pureness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 183]
  11. Virgin Mary immaculately conceived; mother of Jesus Christ. [N.T.: Matthew 1:18–25; 12:46–50; Luke 1:26–56; 11:27–28; John 2; 19:25–27]
  12. water archetypal symbol. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 109]
  13. water-lily symbol of innocence of heart; flower of July. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178; Kunz, 329]
  14. white symbol of virginity; in American flag, purity. [Color Symbolism: Leach, 242]