It was purely a woman thing.
"I need nothing from this world!" he said with an undertone that was purely inhuman.
"It's purely on his terms," she added.
It wasn't purely aesthetics, though.
But after a few more attempts at rousing him, she was convinced that the frown was purely coincidence.
Or why Rhyn kept her around, unless it was purely for her ability to make him immune from the magic of other immortals.
When she walked into the kitchen, Evelyn was gazing with adoration up at the huge man, leaning against him in a purely anti-feministic way.
Enough to know his proposal of marriage was purely business.
It was purely coincidental that he was on the same flight out of Los Angeles, and that he happened to work down the road from the house she rented.
But the mechanical view of nature is not identical with the materialistic. In the last of the above-mentioned works the question is discussed at great length how we have to consider mind, and the relation between mind and body; the answer is - we have to consider mind as an immaterial principle, its action, however, on the body and vice versa as purely mechanical, indicated by the fixed laws of a psycho-physical mechanism.
Until the time of John Dalton, the atomic conception remained purely qualitative, and until then it does not appear to have 1 Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist (1661); The Usefulness of Natural Philosophy (1663).
Landolt's subsequent experiments showed, what was already noticed in the earlier ones, that these minute changes in weight are nearly always losses, the products weigh less than the components, while if they had been purely experimental errors, due to weighing, they might have been expected to be as frequently gains as losses.
Die Hauptsatze der Astronomie (1836), Die Elemente der Mechanik des Himmels (1843), may be noted amongst his other purely astronomical publications.
A third way to predict the future that I believe is reliable rejects both the slavish following of the straight line and the purely speculative approach.
Think of how the computer in the Star Trek universe was a purely factual machine.
No human could ever do this, for in these purely computational matters, machines are vastly superior to us, and always will be.
When a nation is attacked by a non-state, there is near-universal sympathy for the target, regardless of the grievance of the attacker, and few nations are willing to support groups that attack purely civilian targets.
Now I rarely sleep without dreaming; but before Miss Sullivan came to me, my dreams were few and far between, devoid of thought or coherency, except those of a purely physical nature.
You will export such articles as the country affords, purely native products, much ice and pine timber and a little granite, always in native bottoms.
By closing the eyes and slumbering, and consenting to be deceived by shows, men establish and confirm their daily life of routine and habit everywhere, which still is built on purely illusory foundations.
Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.
And, above all, there is this difference between resisting this and a purely brute or natural force, that I can resist this with some effect; but I cannot expect, like Orpheus, to change the nature of the rocks and trees and beasts.
To the question of what causes historic events another answer presents itself, namely, that the course of human events is predetermined from on high-- depends on the coincidence of the wills of all who take part in the events, and that a Napoleon's influence on the course of these events is purely external and fictitious.
The Russian war should have been the most popular war of modern times: it was a war of good sense, for real interests, for the tranquillity and security of all; it was purely pacific and conservative.
On returning to France, to the bosom of the great, strong, magnificent, peaceful, and glorious fatherland, I should have proclaimed her frontiers immutable; all future wars purely defensive, all aggrandizement antinational.