And soon the bell—a genuine, simon-pure bell—rang, and we were invited to "the saloon."
If he keeps on, some day he'll become the simon-pure article.
He has a cupboard love for Sarah, but I think that his affection for me is simon-pure.
I thought the real, simon-pure golfer didn't mind the weather.
Finally, about ten o'clock, the simon-pure aristocracy appeared on the scene.
They are perfect Chinese for ingenuity and imitation, and the resemblance to the real simon-pure is very perfect—externally.
She is a simon-pure puritan, prim as Priscilla, and her processes of reasoning are quite as broad as the edge of a razor.
Southern New England is already pretty tightly set as a simon-pure railroad region.
The solo is Massenet, simon-pure Massenet, the idol of the Paris midinette.
They called themselves Democrats, and, with the modesty peculiar to bolters, claimed to be the only "simon-pure."
1815, from the true Simon Pure "the genuine person or thing" (1795), from Simon Pure, name of a Quaker who is impersonated by another character (Colonel Feignwell) in part of the comedy "A Bold Stroke for a Wife" (1717) by Susannah Centlivre, English dramatist and actress. The real Simon Pure is dealt with as an imposter in the play and is believed only after he has proved his identity.
[1840+; the name of a virtuous Quaker in Susanna Centlivre's 1717 play A Bold Stroke for a Wife]