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Not a Porsche, nor a Ferrari or a Lamborghini but an honest-to-goodness British Jaguar XK8.
It's a good old, honest-to-goodness pub and to people like Trevor Johnson it's a way of life.
How about some honest-to-goodness fretting over the future?
Beecroft then reprised the standing-in-formation routine with honest-to-goodness US Navy SEALS.
Between times, this sad non -achiever chooses to have dip at Blaenau Ffestiniog, suggesting it as the perfect venue for a TV survival show, Blaenau may not be the sexiest or trendiest place on earth but it's an honest-to-goodness community inhabited by decent,honest people.
In some faces, we detect fear and in others love, in some evil and in still others honest-to-goodness integrity.
Almay Stay Smooth Anti-chap Lip Color in Cherry, $9 Honest-to-goodness, old fashioned cherry red.
A platoon of stars--Carol Burnett, Charles Durning, Betty White, and Carol Lawrence, for starters--gave the kick and spin of an honest-to-goodness Hollywood premiere to the seventh annual American Choreography Awards (ACA) ceremony, held October 14, 2001, at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.
An honest-to-goodness catamaran, even in the roughest waters the ride is steady and smooth.
Sur Incises is a fascinating work for three pianos, three harps, vibraphone, marimba, and steel drums (not the little pan drums played in the islands, but honest-to-goodness steel drums).
Not labels and not names, but real rootin'-tootin', honest-to-goodness brands.
The flowering of social responsibility among dot-commers may have all-important buzz, but for now it seems more of a public-relations confection than an honest-to-goodness trend.
Harpo is the only major clown who works silent in honest-to-goodness talkies.
Still, the "PC" moniker effectively limits the number of flash-in-the-pan dot-coins at the show, and makes it a showcase for companies with real, honest-to-goodness products--albeit many in prototype form.
But please note, what we're talking about here is honest-to-goodness martyrdom.