(as) pure as the driven snow
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British pronunciation/az pjˈʊəɹ az ðə dɹˈɪvən snˈəʊ/
American pronunciation/æz pjˈʊɹ æz ðə dɹˈɪvən snˈoʊ/
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used to describe someone who is completely innocent and does not have any moral flaws

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(as|) pure as the driven snow definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "pure as the driven snow" and when to use it?

The phrase "pure as the driven snow" originated from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." This expression is used to describe someone who is morally pure and innocent. It is often used to emphasize their untainted character and lack of wrongdoing. This phrase can be used in various contexts when discussing someone's moral integrity or virtuous behavior.

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Even after all these years, her heart remains pure as the driven snow, untouched by bitterness or resentment.
The child's innocence and honesty were as pure as the driven snow.
Despite the temptations in the entertainment industry, she has remained as pure as the driven snow.
Despite the temptations in the entertainment industry, she has remained as pure as the driven snow.
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