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[ap-uh l-pahy] /ˈæp əlˌpaɪ/
pertaining to or embodying traditional American values:
apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When we get the table going, well get Mother Pearson to give us apple-pie every night.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • My striker appears to have put everything in apple-pie order.

  • It was a neat building, with everything in apple-pie order, and no danger of anything; rusting there for want of oil.

    Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau
  • Can he keep things in apple-pie order, and do half a dozen at once?

    Farm Ballads Will Carleton
  • The Blue Grotto was placed in apple-pie order on the afternoon of the fourteenth of February.

  • And he was devoted to his books, which were in apple-pie order.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • Fortunately, however, I have a very good answer to this apple-pie bed charge.

  • Reminded me o' the time we thought we was drunk on apple-pie in New England.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • All was in the apple-pie order in which I had left her pretty, luxurious room.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck

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