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Definition of "simon-pure" []

  • Genuinely and thoroughly pure. (adjective)
  • Superficially or hypocritically virtuous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "simon-pure" in a sentence
  • "They are to scurry around and among us, invisible in their service whites or whatever, and be grateful for whatever pittance our exalted public officialdom (surely the most sterling and simon-pure golden platonic souls the world has ever seen) deems “affordable” to the public purse."
  • "Everett Collection 'House of Cards' 'House of Cards' (1990) Yes, it's English, and no, corruption in English politics has absolutely nothing to do with the simon-pure nature of our process."
  • "And I think some of the Tea Party elements are, in fact, you know, quite simon-pure, and John Boehner is not that."
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