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Origin of simon-pure
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Example sentences from the Web for simon-pure
Midway between trade unionism and the simon-pure, idealistic reform philosophies stood producers' and consumers' cooperation.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
They called themselves Democrats, and, with the modesty peculiar to bolters, claimed to be the only "Simon-pure."The Life Of Abraham Lincoln|Ward H. Lamon
Two friends were responsible for my decision to put on a simon-pure, old-time minstrel show.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
Bar him, essentially, from Simon-pure reformatories, manned and equipped to serve first-offending felons.Criminal Types|V. M. Masten
The simon-pure cowpuncher would not accept a self-cocker as a gift.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
British Dictionary definitions for simon-pure
Word Origin for simon-pure
Idioms and Phrases with simon-pure
Absolutely genuine, quite authentic, as in That laboratory test was simon pure; none of the specimens was adulterated. This expression comes from the name of a character in a play, Susannah Centilivre's A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1717), who is the victim of an impersonation but turns up in the end and proves that he is “the real Simon Pure.”