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simon–pure

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adjective si·mon–pure \ˌsī-mən-ˈpyu̇r\

Definition of simon–pure

  1. :  of untainted purity or integrity; also :  pretentiously or hypocritically pure



Origin and Etymology of simon–pure

from the real Simon Pure, alluding to a character impersonated by another in the play A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1718) by Susannah Centlivre


First Known Use: 1840


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