simon pure

simon pure

Absolutely genuine, quite authentic, as in That laboratory test was simon pure; none of the specimens was adulterated. This expression comes from the name of a character in a play, Susannah Centilivre's A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1717), who is the victim of an impersonation but turns up in the end and proves that he is "the real Simon Pure."
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Her final foal, Simon Pure, a colt by Silver Deputy, was Grade 2-placed last month.
A measure of the respect Barbaro earned with his sixth victory in six starts is that only seven horses are listed as candidates to challenge him in the Preakness: Brother Derek, Sweetnorthernsaint, Lawyer Ron (12th Saturday), and maybe Jazil out of the Derby; and Gotham winner Like Now, Withers winner Bernardini and Simon Pure.
Our boys in WWII had a whole lot more Simon pure manhood than that one-nut pervert and his goose-stepping loony gooneys.
Simon Pure he ain't, but there is no denying that Paul Gascoigne is a football genius and there are not too many around.
Barbaro 5-6 Jazil 20-1 Brother Derek 4-1 Bob and John 20-1 Bernadini 7-1 Sinister Minister 25-1 Sweetnorthernsaint 7-1 Simon Pure 30-1 Lawyer Ron 10-1 Deputy Glitters 35-1 Like Now 15-1 Cause to Believe 35-1 Point Determined 20-1
Wayne Lukas has removed Arkansas Derby fourth Simon Pure from Preakness consideration, but Nick Zito named Hemingway's Key as an intended starter.
riding), Jealous Profit (Aaron Gryder) and Simon Pure (Jon Court).
The list of intended Preakness starters has now dropped to six: Barbaro, Brother Derek, Sweetnorthernsaint, Like Now, Simon Pure and Bernardini, who runs for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable.