Simon Legree


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Simon Le·gree

 (lə-grē′)
n.
A brutal taskmaster.

[After Simon Legree, a cruel slave dealer in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Si′mon Le•gree′

(lɪˈgri)
n.
1. a brutal slave dealer in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, by H. B. Stowe.
2. any harsh, merciless taskmaster.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Simon Legree - a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employeesSimon Legree - a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
2.Simon Legree - the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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The days of an employer being Simon Legree are gone," he said, referring to the cruel slave owner in "Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Tom ends up on the plantation of the notorious Simon Legree, where, despite being repeatedly beaten and humiliated, he holds fast to his Christian beliefs and offers comfort to the other slaves.
Rumour held that Calhoun was a model for Simon Legree, the slaveholder in "Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Robert Bruhaker was a strong vocal presence as Mao and Richard Paul Fink, as Kissinger, brought some real terpsichorean flair to his Simon Legree role in the "Red Detachment of Women" ballet.