from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no spots.
- adj. Morally upright.
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- adj. not having spots, particularly where this is unusual
- adj. unseen
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not spotted; free from spot or stain; especially, free from moral stain; unblemished; immaculate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not spotted or stained; free from spots. Free from moral stain; untainted with guilt; immaculate. Free from ceremonial uncleanness.
- Unblemished; faultless; pure; perfect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without soil or spot or stain
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“May we live unspotted from the world, the flesh, & the devil.”
Compare "undefiled" and "unspotted from the world," Jas 1: 27; 4: 4, 8,
(Mic 6: 7, 8) as visiting the fatherless, &c., and keeping one's self unspotted from the world (Mt 23: 23).
Not that any keep themselves here wholly free from defilement; but, as compared with hollow professors, the godly keep themselves unspotted from the world; and when they do contract it, they wash it away, so as to have their robes white in the blood of the
The word unspotted in the original bears that interpretation -- uncontaminated.
I understand my duty to my sheep or cattle, to my master, to my father or mother, to my brother or sister, to my pupil Davie here; I owe my ancestors love and honour, and the keeping of their name unspotted, though that duty is forestalled by
"Will you help her to mind her mother's prayer, and keep herself unspotted from the world?"
It was that you might be kept 'unspotted from the world.'
Christ would be born, not of an empress or queen, for he appeared not in outward pomp or splendour, but of a virgin, to teach us spiritual purity, to die to all the delights of sense, and so to keep ourselves unspotted from the world and the flesh that we may be presented chaste virgins to Christ.
John comprises all that is in the world, which we are not to love, under three heads: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life; and to keep ourselves unspotted from all these is to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.