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And the criterion which he proposes is difference in the working of the faculties.

Why, because he distinguishes the face of a friend and of an enemy only by the criterion of knowing and not knowing.

These will be the criterion of the comparative claims of pleasure and wisdom.

Art and morality agree in rejecting pleasure as the criterion of good.

Education the criterion of the right of suffrage, not property.

They had crossed over to the pavement in front of the Criterion as she said this.

This criterion is practically omnipresent in the world of affairs.

Be that as it may, a criterion it was that could not deceive us as to the condition of Coleridge.

How can it be otherwise, if immediate ability to pay is the criterion?

If that were the criterion, Rachel proved a prophet One and all did say ay.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latinized form of Greek kriterion "means for judging, standard," from krites "judge," from PIE root *krei- (see crisis). Used in English as a Greek word from 1610s.

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