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Genuineness

acid test
test of genuineness for gold; not destructive of genuine metal. [Assaying: Brewer Dictionary, 7]
Bible
name used for Scriptures; “the real source of truth.” [Christianity: NCE, 291]
Gospel
one of the four biographies of Jesus Christ that begin the New Testament; thus, “the real beginning of Christianity.” [Christianity: NCE, 1112]
Pure, Simon
young quaker who Colonel Feignwell impersonates to marry Pure’s ward. [Am. Lit.: A Bold Stroke for a Wife, Brewer Handbook, 1008]
Real McCoy,
the probably originally McKay, a Scotch whisky; the term now alludes to the “first or best of its kind” or “the actual one.” [Pop. Culture: Payton, 409]
To Tell the Truth
question-and-answer probe to determine which of three people is the “the real McCoy.” [TV: Terrace, II, 383]
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Bloomfield; and, doubtless, he was one of those genuine thoroughbred gentry my mother spoke of, who would treat his governess with due consideration as a respectable well-educated lady, the instructor and guide of his children, and not a mere upper servant.
Surrey-- its genuine though almost suburban wildness, with the vicarage and the wonderful abode, above all, the ancient library of Mr.
Briefly, Robert Elsmere, a priest of the Anglican Church, marries a very religious woman; there is the perfection of "mutual love"; at length he has doubts about "historic Christianity"; he gives up his orders; carries his learning, his fine intellect, his goodness, nay, his saintliness, into a kind of Unitarianism; the wife becomes more intolerant than ever; there is a long and faithful effort on both sides, eventually successful, on the part of these mentally [66] divided people, to hold together; ending with the hero's death, the genuine piety and resignation of which is the crowning touch in the author's able, learned, and thoroughly sincere apology for Robert Elsmere's position.
Poe's first genuine victory was won in 1833, when he was the successful competitor for a prize of $100 offered by a Baltimore periodical for the best prose story.
Enlightened collectors of old pictures pour into the market by fifties, while genuine specimens of Claude, or of any other Old Master you like to mention, only dribble in by ones and twos.
I managed to articulate; then I went to the sofa, fell on it face downwards, and sobbed on it for a quarter of an hour in genuine hysterics.
I perceived my answer pleased him; he had doubtless expected to see a chilling effect produced by his steady announcement that he would give me neither wine nor spirits; he just shot one searching glance at my face to ascertain whether my cordiality was genuine or a mere feint of politeness.
The 'popular' ballads are the simple and spontaneous expression of the elemental emotion of the people, emotion often crude but absolutely genuine and unaffected.
The breezy Wilcox manner, though genuine, lacked the clearness of vision that is imperative for truth.
We have really enough to do to look after the genuine article.
If rank and money come with love and virtue, also, I should accept them gratefully, and enjoy your good fortune, but I know, by experience, how much genuine happiness can be had in a plain little house, where the daily bread is earned, and some privations give sweetness to the few pleasures.
an old friend from America--a lucky encounter, indeed, for his is a most gentle, refined, and sensitive nature, and his company and companionship are a genuine refreshment.