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Simon Legree

[ li-gree ]
/ lɪˈgri /
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noun
the brutal plantation owner in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin who abuses and murders several enslaved people.
any harsh, merciless master: Our math teacher is a Simon Legree.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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