Translation of lily-white in Spanish:
adjective predicative lily white
- 1.1 (in color)blanco como la nieve or como una azucenaExample sentences1.2 (pure) [pejorative]
(ideals)her lily-white sonel santo de su hijo [irónico]Example sentences
- The girl was soft, lily-white, as pure and chaste as they came.
- A swan is also not quite as lily-white as you'd expect - he has some black feathers and a little bit of accumulated grime.
- One of the students who did not leap to attention however, was sitting in the furthest corner at a paper-strewn desk, her head was lazily propped upon one slim lily-white hand which rested just beneath her pointy chin.
- They were all pretty much at least 18 by then, and apparently weren't all lily-white like their reputations would have you believe.
- It was always guaranteed to set Lo off, despite his claim to have lily-white hands).
- Were they concerned by Graham's less than lily-white reputation when it comes to financial propriety?
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