[ UK /tˈʌt‍ʃstə‍ʊn/ ]
[ US /ˈtətʃˌstoʊn/ ]
  1. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    they set the measure for all subsequent work
    the schools comply with federal standards
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How To Use touchstone In A Sentence

  • Touchstone was looking out at his capital as Sam came in, watching the lights come on. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
  • But "Le corbeau" still was a touchstone for the young François Truffaut, and Claude Chabrol has drawn on Clouzot's mordant critiques of bourgeois society. A French Director Ripe for Rediscovery
  • The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman.
  • Vegas has been a touchstone for a while of squalid stupid behavior, and the “what happens in Vegas” catch-phrase/marketing gimmick is definitely one of those things that has national saturation. THE HANGOVER Unrated Blu-ray Review – Collider.com
  • Our writings serve as the academy's benchmarks, the ethical touchstones for the noblest of professions.
  • Ridley's treatment of the role of inheritance in the determination of intelligence and, more generally, of personality, will be for many readers the touchstone by which his book is judged.
  • It lacks the note of inevitableness which is the final touchstone of tragic greatness. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 4
  • It is about whether originalism is the only touchstone of legitimate constitutional interpretation.
  • For conservatives, there can be no compromise on an issue that has become the touchstone of orthodoxy. Times, Sunday Times
  • Love is the touchstone of virtue. 
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