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synonyms for real McCoy

  • McCoy
  • genuine article
  • goods
  • gospel
  • no imitation
  • no joke
  • real thing
  • very thing
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It was not until later days that Malcolm knew the real nature of the scene through which he rode.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
It was in the college stage that most of us made out our religion and made it real for ourselves.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The real experience has a magnetism of its own and will win above mere technicality whenever it has the opportunity.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
If we are to have a real education along lines of expression we must begin with the "content," or cause, of expression.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Another time she might have smiled at the thought as fanciful: it seemed awfully real now.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
A girl of forty-two weeks showed the same excitement at the sight of a life-size painting of a cat as at that of a real cat.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
It was not, however, through any of these artificial means that real relief was brought to the community.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Occasionally this artist has painted genre subjects, but her real success has not been in this direction.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
So when Yung Pak's father made him a present of a monkey—a real monkey—alive—he just danced with glee.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Never again would she ignore an urgent telegram, though she did not believe that this telegram had any real importance.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
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WORDS RELATED TO REAL MCCOY

  • documentation
  • goods
  • gospel
  • gospel truth
  • lowdown
  • quotation
  • real McCoy
  • skinny
  • substantiation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.