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Example sentences from the Web for true blue
He was derided as a true-blue conservative with less charisma than his sweater vest.
But that misses the danger of an enthusiasm gap among those who thought they were getting a true-blue progressive in 2008.
Mr Redmond demanded the right to nominate a committee of twenty-five "true-blue" supporters of his own policy.Ireland Since Parnell|Daniel Desmond Sheehan
If there is to-day a true-blue, a frank and out-spoken Democratic newspaper in the city of Boston, we do not know its name.
A lot of us poor Penny 'Bus fares, as isn't high-born or true-blue.
"Probably the true-blue believer will condemn the detective and not the culprit," the lines ran.Victor Ollnee's Discipline|Hamlin Garland
Thence, after the Reformation, it passed into the hands of a true-blue Protestant family.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for true blue
noun true blue
Idioms and Phrases with true blue
Loyal, faithful, as in You can count on her support; she's true blue. This expression alludes to the idea of blue being the color of constancy, but the exact allusion is disputed. One theory holds it alludes to the unchanging blue sky, another to the fastness of a blue dye that will not run. Blue has been the identifying color of various factions in history. In the mid-1600s the Scottish Covenanters, who pledged to uphold Presbyterianism, were called true blue (as opposed to red, the color of the royalists). In the 1800s the same term came to mean “staunchly Tory,” and in America, “politically sound.”