Part of speech: adjective

First; primeval.

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Usage examples "pristine":

  1. Accordingly, when, contrary to all expectations, our Church, united by the Formula, rose once more to her pristine power and glory, it roused the envy and inflamed the ire and rage of her enemies. - "Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church", Friedrich Bente.
  2. It should approach as nearly as possible the pristine wilderness of our forefathers. - "Hunting with the Bow and Arrow", Saxton Pope.
  3. He clearly realized that if he would take full advantage of the opportunity now open to him, the dock would know him no more as in the past; and besides that, he did want to let his playmates, who would have his company no longer, see his fine feathers in their pristine freshness. - "Terry's Trials and Triumphs", J. Macdonald Oxley.