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It is almost unheard of for an English player to dodge a game without a bona fide reason. The Sun (2016)But that I had a bona fide problem? Times, Sunday Times (2017)I also got to meet a bona fide, A-list film star. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was also a bona fide fan who loves fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Military has become a bona fide classic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)American minimalism has now been around long enough to have produced its own bona fide classics. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a genuine, bona fide export success. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Was this really the stuff of bona fide pop stardom, though? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Seeing as we were about to become bona fide artists at our next class, it seemed suitably decadent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That is to say, no actual bona fide member of the public has come to hear me speak. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A genuine, bona fide reason all on its own for buying something else. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Police ensured that only bona fide members of the press could make it on to the crescent, where the couple moved only last summer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Medal winners or not, they are genuine, bona fide role models. The Sun (2012)She lived much of her life in Egypt, where she was a bona fide superstar. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was no defence available to the daughter, such as a change of position defence or being a bona fide purchaser for value without notice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is time for Cook the bona fide Test match opener to reappear once again. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Maybe it's ubiquitous because it's in the throes of becoming a bona fide classic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Happy Birthday may not be a bona fide classic, but it made a suitably climactic anthem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He's a bona fide rock legend and those opening screams seemed to proclaim he's still got it. The Sun (2016)Dogs used to have a lowly place in the household hierarchy, but over the years we have let them become bona fide members of the family. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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British English: bona fide ADJECTIVE
If something or someone is bona fide, they are genuine or real.
We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.

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