Pur

Part of speech: verb

To make a low murmuring sound, as a cat.

Part of speech: noun

A prolonged murmur, as of a cat when pleased.

Part of speech: participial adjective

Purring.

Part of speech: noun

Purringly.

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Usage examples "pur":

  1. Those who believe the story about his muttering to a friend, as he rose from his knees, " e pur si muove," do not realize the scene. - "Pioneers of Science", Oliver Lodge.
  2. I should also have preferred to say, " Nothing sharpens a man's wits like impecuniosity," for to many minds poverty, pur et simple, has been simply crushing. - "Curiosities of Impecuniosity", H. G. Somerville.
  3. The title " Purethron" is from pur, fire, because of its burning ardent taste. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.