And soon the bell—a genuine, simon-pure bell—rang, and we were invited to "the saloon."
If he keeps on, some day he'll become the simon-pure article.
He has a cupboard love for Sarah, but I think that his affection for me is simon-pure.
I thought the real, simon-pure golfer didn't mind the weather.
Finally, about ten o'clock, the simon-pure aristocracy appeared on the scene.
They are perfect Chinese for ingenuity and imitation, and the resemblance to the real simon-pure is very perfect—externally.
She is a simon-pure puritan, prim as Priscilla, and her processes of reasoning are quite as broad as the edge of a razor.
Southern New England is already pretty tightly set as a simon-pure railroad region.
The solo is Massenet, simon-pure Massenet, the idol of the Paris midinette.
They called themselves Democrats, and, with the modesty peculiar to bolters, claimed to be the only "simon-pure."
1815, from the true Simon Pure "the genuine person or thing" (1795), from Simon Pure, name of a Quaker who is impersonated by another character (Colonel Feignwell) in part of the comedy "A Bold Stroke for a Wife" (1717) by Susannah Centlivre, English dramatist and actress. The real Simon Pure is dealt with as an imposter in the play and is believed only after he has proved his identity.
To join; enroll; enlist: They signed up for a course in hands-on interpersonal relations (1903+)
[1895+; origin unknown; found in form sambolio by 1886]