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lily-white

 
1. (British, American & Australian) completely white in colour He marvelled at her lily-white hands.
2. (American & Australian) completely honest (often negative) He's not exactly lily-white himself, so he has some nerve calling her a cheat!
3. (American & Australian) having only white people near, often because of a wish to keep black people away The black family found it difficult to feel comfortable in this lily-white, prosperous suburb.
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I'm comfortable in my own lily-white, wobbly skin and though I may not have travelled to the ends of the earth and back, two weeks in Majorca with the hubby and kids was just as much fun.
They lived in a house in the station yard Where trains puffed by with a squeal and a toot, The station now closed, the house boarded up No lily-white sheets to get covered in soot.
Maybe the torchbearers of a lily-white, idealistic, drug-free society must look a little deeper.
Brights will look especially hot on the beach contrasted against dark, olive or lily-white skin.
But her admiration of those other Cinderellas, the ones their father Richard Williams calls the "ghetto Cinderellas of the lily-white world", knows no bounds.
While we're assigning blame, let's also make clear that our entire political class -- no matter their fervent protestations of their lily-white chastity -- bears responsibility for the distressing reality.
It is vital that local politicians are lily-white and have the trust and respect of the public but Mr Ahmed has flouted the law and he should step down for the duration of his ban.
This three-volume revised edition presents information on 225 "ethnic" writers of the United States, by which the editors apparently mean not lily-white, as there are no, say, Irish American or Lithuanian American writers included.
Now America has elected its first non-white president and his lily-white veep.
Butchers feels that racing today is "as lily-white as it can be considering the huge amounts of money involved".
I bleached my hair and put on lily-white powder makeup- whiteface, I guess.
AINTREE derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon "an-treow" - meaning "one tree" and that one tree was an ancient sprawling oak, sacred to the Druids and the Lily-White Boys cult of nature worshippers.
Among other stylistic offerings was the distilled surrealism of Ghost(s), 2005, an embroidery depicting a flat surface interrupted by an encrusted orifice leading to a dark void, into and out of which travel lily-white, slightly flaccid, fleshy arrows.
NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN OR, HOW I CLAIMED MY PIECE OF GROUND IN THE LILY-WHITE SUBURBS should serve as an inspiration for any black reader.
We are very near 2 million people, not a lily-white suburbia any longer.