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These touchstones are summoned fleetingly in the streams of poetic consciousness that are Kennedy’s lovely hallmark.

Across the ideological spectrum, inflamed citizens are seeking solace and inspiration, and have held up the beloved superhero as a touchstone for their own values — and their very different views of what America should be.

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The photographs become touchstones for a family’s own experience and their own feelings.

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There could be many years of hopes and dreams for this baby’s existence, and to not have evidence—I use the term touchstones.

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This year…it is palpable how much privacy and concerns about data are becoming one of the real touchstones that are differentiating various tech companies.

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And then there are the five-times-a-week regulars for whom The Cottage is a culinary touchstone.

Since 1977, Star Wars has been an essential touchstone for both Povenmire and Marsh.

When we were taping the premiere, he was the touchstone in my head of, “Am I working hard enough?”

On this, and on the variations of pain, you mentioned a passage in War and Peace that was a kind of touchstone.

Hating what the Wall has become is a touchstone of identity.

Of a certain knight,” returns Touchstone, “who swore by his honour they were good pancakes.

Both men had bitter hearts, for both knew well that the touchstone of this malice was Madame Chalice.

Nash was an ambiguous character but an excellent touchstone.

The shepherd in the play, when asked by Touchstone, "Hast any philosophy in thee?"

This is the true touchstone of all theories which regard man and the affairs of men: Does it suit his nature in general?


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to touchstone, such as: barometer, criterion, benchmark, check, example, and gauge.

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