As pure as the driven snow






Phrases from Shakespeare



As pure as the driven snow





Meaning:

Entirely pure.



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Origin:

Shakespearian, although it doesn't appear in that form in any of his writing. Shakespeare used snow as a symbol for purity and whiteness in several plays. In The Winter's Tale - Autolycus: Lawn as white as driven snow. In Macbeth - Malcolm: black Macbeth will seem as pure as snow.


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