from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Genuinely and thoroughly pure.
- adj. Superficially or hypocritically virtuous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Absolutely pure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Genuine; true; real; authentic; -- a term alluding to the comedy character Simon Pure, who is impersonated by another and is obliged to prove himself to be the “real Simon Pure.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Genuine; authentic; true.
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.
( "Don't be naive," Marty tells Miller at one juncture, even though Miller is preposterously prescient, while a simon-pure operative from Central Intelligence is a case study in naiveté.)
Therein, one Jack Lennon, clubman and bon vivant, tells a friend identified only as Golden Youth, "The world, dear chap, is the only original and simon-pure synonym for hell."
It would only follow then that Native Americans were simon-pure when it came to having knowledge about national elections.
I think the real problem here is that so many Minnesotans (and I speak as a native son) want to be simon-pure in their voting, and have a liking for doomed but noble candidates.
Look, maybe Phil Jones and his minions are sui generis, and every other climatologist on this supposedly overheating planet is simon-pure, swayed only by fact, immune to both politics and passion.
Watching Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) take the first flirtatious steps towards a run for the White House is intriguing; it has all the trappings of a TV series (as in The West Wing) where an idealistic and ostensibly simon-pure candidate with great vision, a magnetic personality, and charisma not seen on the campaign trail since Bill Clinton -- and for us old gaffers, JFK -- blazes onto the stage.
OK, it was not simon-pure of me to equate “without objection” and “without approval.”
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