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lily-white

1. Pure white in color. The locals were absolutely fascinated with our lily-white skin.
2. Strait-laced; totally honest. You're being naïve if you think the top business people are lily white.
3. Consisting solely or primarily of white people. He'd always lived in lily-white towns, so felt a bit out of place when he moved to a city with a large black community.
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For his part, Curly is slick enough to navigate the gray between the black and white and come out lily-white.
Ostensibly it's about how a black boy, orphaned when he was seven and raised in a lily-white, Edwardian society overcame every barrier to become Britain's first black Army officer.
Butchers feels that racing today is "as lily-white as it can be considering the huge amounts of money involved".
After all, unlike lily-white Iowa and New Hampshire, Nevada has a diverse, growing population.
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.
Washington when he feared a nomination challenge; once his nomination was secure he courted Southern whites and, later, created a lily-white Southern Bull Moose Party.
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.
That's the same thing that's happening now--buy the drugs and drive back to lily-white suburbia.
The Amish were the virgin, lily-white America of strong families and simple values, before all hell broke loose and things went wrong.
Elle McPherson and Kylie Minogue, being Australians, know a thing or two about bagging a natural-looking tan without having to expose lily-white skin to the harmful effects of the sun.
He loved baseball, but he felt it was his duty to keep it a lily-white sport.
It's an orgy of vanilla heterophilia, a fantasy of a straight, lily-white America that should have gone the way of the original Star Trek Enterprise.
She went from black/minority working-class neighborhoods to lily-white, middle-class communities, confused about her identity and where she belonged.