lily-white lily-white

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) restricted to whites only
  2. (adj) of a pure white color

Usage(s):

  1. One of the blocks, complain Negroes, is lily-white upgrading instead of the old lily-white hiring practices.
  2. The proud count, however, refused to recognize the tricolor of constitutional monarchy, and refused to be king unless France adopted the lily-white ensign of the Bourbons.
  3. Friedman's detractors painted a less rosy picture; some predicted his opinion would return American campuses to lily-white canvases of homogeneity.

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  1. "I'm not saying these guys were all lily-white victims," says Morris, who had to wait until England finished her three-year sentence for conspiracy, maltreating detainees and committing an indecent act in a military prison before interviewing...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Errol Morris Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "Don't think of me as being lily-white, but I was lily- white in that case," Lowy says.
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Frank Lowy Source: Bloomberg

  3. "The first thing I saw in them was diversity," Arad said. "I really liked the idea that they had a Latino girl, an Asian girl, an African-American girl and a lily-white kid. They show that your color is not going to set up your path in life....
    on Aug 5, 2007 By: Avi Arad Source: Newsday

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