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peer

Etymology: L, par, equal
a person deemed an equal for the purpose at hand. A peer is usually a colleague or associate of roughly the same age or level of mental endowment.

peer

(pēr) [ME.]
One who has an equal standing with another in age, class, or rank.

peer review

The evaluation of the quality of the work effort of an individual by his or her colleagues. It could involve evaluation of articles submitted for publication or the quality of medical care administered by an individual, group, or hospital.
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The conditions favour Peeress and as she has had a trouble free preparation, I go for Peeress to be 'peerless'.
Stoute is a master at priming this kind of mare for an early-season assault and with the ground having turned in her favour due to recent rain, Peeress is hard to oppose in what appears to be a weak renewal.
She has beaten Peeress the only time they met and she is favourite - I think that takes a bit of explaining," said Bell.
TOP CLASS: Kieren Fallon with Peeress after winning the Newbury prize' STORMING HOME: Peeress and jockey Kieren Fallon win the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes
First lady of the Lockinge: Peeress battles on bravely under Kieren Fallon to take Newbury's feature for Sir Michael Stoute
She should have been entered in the race in the first place but after she won so well at Goodwood and came out of that race so well we decided to supplement her," said a smiling Sir Michael Stoute, whose Peeress was touched off by Red Evie last year.
Mr Neave's wife, Lady Airey, was made a life peeress in June 1979 as a tribute to her courage following the death of her husband.
The three-year-old filly has improved out of all recognition since winning a Yarmouth maiden in March and gained her first Group One success from Peeress and Flashy Wings at the Curragh earlier this month.
Lockinge winner Peeress is another possible for the Sussex, but Stoute warned: "She will need a lot of rain for her to run - she would need the ground good or softer.
The manoeuvre caused problems for the runner-up Court Masterpiece and the fourth home Peeress.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained 13-2 chance had got home by a length and a half from the unlucky Court Masterpiece, with Proclamation a neck back in third and Peeress a close fourth.
Royal Ascot takes centre stage this week and Sir Michael Stoute's Peeress is fancied to taking a starring role on day one by lifting the Queen Anne Stakes over a mile.