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Sincerest Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sincere \Sin*cere"\, a. [Compar. Sincerer; superl. Sincerest.] [L. sincerus, of uncertain origin; the first part perhaps akin to sin- in singuli (see Single), and the second to cernere to separate (cf. Discern): cf. F. sinc[`e]re.]
  1. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated. There is no sincere acid in any animal juice. --Arbuthnot. A joy which never was sincere till now. --Dryden.
  2. Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.] The inviolable body stood sincere. --Dryden.
  3. Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness. A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our actions. --Law.
  4. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person. The more sincere you are, the better it will fare with you at the great day of account. --Waterland. Syn: Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected; inartificial; frank; upright. See Hearty.
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    * Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton

    * We look before and after, And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

    * Imitation is the sincerest form of television. - Fred Allen


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    • Durant studying Nowitzki's game for added success
      Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, so Dirk Nowitzki must feel pretty good about one of the best in Kevin Durant copying his game. Read more on this news related to 'Sincerest'
    • North Korean men ordered to get Kim Jong Un’s haircut
      Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – and in Kim Jong Un’s North Korea that’s now an order! All North Korean men are now required to get the same... Read more on this news related to 'Sincerest'
    • New program recognizes Colebrook students for volunteering
      Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery and in an effort to promote life-long voluntarism and community service, Colebrook Academy looked to schools in the Midwest to create its own Silver Cord Recognition program. Read more on this news related to 'Sincerest'

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