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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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the real Simon Pure

the real or genuine person or thing.
Simon Pure is a character in Susannah Centlivre's A Bold Stroke for a Wife ( 1717 ), who for part of the play is impersonated by another character.
See also: pure, real, Simon

Simon Legree

(ˈsɑɪmən ləˈgri)
n. a very hard taskmaster; a hard boss. (From the name of the slave driver in Uncle Tom’s Cabin.) Ask Simon Legree if I will be able to stop work and go home for breakfast now.
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For existing structures, lighter-weight soil means less restructuring," Simon explains.
Simons suggest that from the late thirteenth through the late sixteenth centuries, anywhere from one-quarter to one-half of beguines were moderately well-off, but disturbingly, anywhere from one-half to three-quarters of beguines, those who relied on manua l labor for their material support, were on the "brink of poverty" (104).
Simons is hoping to compete to be the starting kicker as a freshman this season.
The concerto's complexity is well served by the counterpoint that Simons devises for couples spread out across the stage, with no single center of focus.
is pleased to be making the next step in the evolution of Simon," said Ben Holcomb, executive vice president of BellSouth Cellular Corp.
The Indians were so excited, they drew a penalty for excessive celebrating, requiring a 35-yard extra-point attempt by Simons.
Jim Simons occupies an exalted position in both the academic and trading world.
Larry Dolan said Simons was in a ``career that you and I know only too well is fraught with danger each and every day.
Simons, together with a young CNNR geochemist, Jose Luis Lee, initiated exploratory work at an undeveloped prospect which later became the La Caridad copper-molybdenum deposit, now the largest mining and smelting operation in Mexico, with more than 4000 employees.
Simons has grown his own company, PARTNERS+simons, to become one of the largest independent advertising communications firms in New England.
We want to thank the dedicated fans of all Simons, celebrities and game alike, for coming to eBay to help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of this classic electronic game and a great cause," said Mark Stark, vice president of marketing for Hasbro Games.
We are very excited to work with Simon & Schuster to give aspiring writers a launching pad for their careers as professional authors," said Gather.
We're delighted to join with Her Interactive in offering millions of Nancy Drew fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in our teen super sleuth's world," said Alan Smagler, Senior VP & Associate Publisher, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
To date, the cable industry has focused their marketing on 'always on' and the fast download speed that cable modems provide," said Peter von Schlossberg, vice president of marketing and business development for Simon & Schuster Interactive.
NYSE:IQW) (TSX:IQW) has been awarded contracts for the exclusive production of the majority of Simon & Schuster book product formats.