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apple-pie

[ap-uh l-pahy] /ˈæp əlˌpaɪ/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or embodying traditional American values:
apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against.
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  • Can he keep things in apple-pie order, and do half a dozen at once?

    Farm Ballads Will Carleton
  • He surveyed the apple-pie order of the interior with vast satisfaction.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • And he was devoted to his books, which were in apple-pie order.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • I cannot find it among his papers—which, for the rest, are in apple-pie order.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Mr. Slee says everything will be in apple-pie order to-morrow.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • My striker appears to have put everything in apple-pie order.

  • Everything was in apple-pie order, ready for immediate occupation.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • Reminded me o' the time we thought we was drunk on apple-pie in New England.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • About a month after this, I was busy making an apple-pie in the kitchen.

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie

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