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clean

1. mod. not using drugs; not involved with drugs. I’ve been clean for more than a month now.
2. mod. sober; not intoxicated with drugs at the moment. (Almost the same as sense 1) Just being clean for a day is an accomplishment.
3. mod. not breaking any law. (Police and underworld.) I’m clean, officer. You can’t charge me with anything.
4. mod. not carrying a weapon. (Police and underworld.) I frisked him. He’s clean.
5. mod. well-dressed. Now there’s a clean dude!
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Now some people say that little Lucie had been asleep upon the stile-- but then how could she have found three clean pocket-handkins and a pinny, pinned with a silver safety-pin?
Then when they had made the whole place quite clean and orderly, they took the women out and hemmed them in the narrow space between the wall of the domed room and that of the yard, so that they could not get away: and Telemachus said to the other two, "I shall not let these women die a clean death, for they were insolent to me and my mother, and used to sleep with the suitors.
All that you have said is true," answered Euryclea, "but let me bring you some clean clothes--a shirt and cloak.
My anxiety about clothing was increased because of the fact that General Armstrong made a personal inspection of the young men in ranks, to see that their clothes were clean.
When Anna Mikhaylovna returned from Count Bezukhov's the money, all in clean notes, was lying ready under a handkerchief on the countess' little table, and Anna Mikhaylovna noticed that something was agitating her.
It was bad enough for a clean, fastidious man; but for a young woman, a girl at that, it was awful.
I'm clean flabbergasted, Miss Mason--or Dede, because I love to call you that name.
But suppose your prayer should be answered and I'd go clean broke and have to work for day's wages?
Their heritage must be clean, and he is, I am afraid, not clean.
Farewell to the horrid clean country, and back again to the nice London stink
Every bit of flesh an' blood an' muscle is clean right down to the bones--and they're clean, too.
I used to be plumb sick at times, jes' to get out into it all, especially in the spring when the songs of the birds drove me most clean crazy.
Directing the coachman to a place under the shed in the big, clean, tidy yard, with charred, old-fashioned ploughs in it, the old man asked Levin to come into the parlor.
And that's the next step after keeping your body sweet and clean and beautiful.
He was getting a little better now, and in a week or ten days' time he hoped to be strong enough to set to work and clean it.