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simon-pure

Absolutely genuine or authentic; pure or untainted. A reference to the character Simon Pure in Susannah Centlivre's 1717 play A Bold Stroke for a Wife. The new leader is promising to bring simon-pure democratic principles back into the political discourse.

the real Simon Pure

old-fashioned The genuine or authentic person or thing; the most pure or untainted example of a type of person or thing. A reference to a character in Susannah Centlivre's 1717 play A Bold Stroke for a Wife. You have to be careful in these market bazaars that what you're buying is the real Simon Pure and not some cheap imitation. Though many had their doubts about her dedication to the cause, the party's new leader has proven herself to be the real Simon Pure.
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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."
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the real Simon Pure

the real or genuine person or thing.
Simon Pure is a character in Susannah Centlivre's A Bold Stroke for a Wife ( 1717 ), who for part of the play is impersonated by another character.
See also: pure, real, Simon

Simon Legree

(ˈsɑɪmən ləˈgri)
n. a very hard taskmaster; a hard boss. (From the name of the slave driver in Uncle Tom’s Cabin.) Ask Simon Legree if I will be able to stop work and go home for breakfast now.
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References in classic literature ?
Simon to honour my head by putting it on a level with his own," said Sherlock Holmes, laughing.
Simon was decoyed away by Flora Millar, and that she, with confederates, no doubt, was responsible for her disappearance.
Simon sank into a chair and passed his hand over his forehead.
Simon, I have brought an advocate here who may be more successful.
Simon came to 'Frisco, and we came to London, and a marriage was arranged, and pa was very pleased, but I felt all the time that no man on this earth would ever take the place in my heart that had been given to my poor Frank.
Simon to me--seemed to me from the little I heard as if he had a little secret of his own before marriage also--but I managed to get away from her and soon overtook Frank.
Simon alone, and so we came right away round to his rooms at once.
Simon had by no means relaxed his rigid attitude, but had listened with a frowning brow and a compressed lip to this long narrative.
Simon very mercifully and thank our stars that we are never likely to find ourselves in the same position.
repeated Simon, and stared at him rather painfully through his glasses.
Simon, as the chief of police strode out of the room.
Simon," he said, "you have a strong head-piece, and I heard you this morning asking the five hardest questions about this business.
Hang it all," cried Simon, "a man gets into a garden, or he doesn't.
Simon sharply; "but I'll ask the next question if you like.
The impatient Simon sank into a chair by the door and said briefly: "The head and shoulders were cut about in a queer way.