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Virgin Galactic, as one of the earliest, will be closely watched by anyone looking for a yardstick by which to measure the tactic.Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya sells off remaining personal stake in the space company | Darrell Etherington | March 5, 2021 | TechCrunch
They’re making the same case for an overall market that according to the traditional yardsticks is way overpriced.
Best of all for cosmologists, Gaia’s new catalogue includes the special stars whose distances serve as yardsticks for measuring all farther cosmological distances.Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse | Natalie Wolchover | December 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The explosion happens very quickly — too fast to mark its height accurately on a wall or yardstick.
Body count has long been the yardstick by which we measure calamity.Tragic Math: The U.S. Exceeds 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths | Jeffrey Kluger | September 22, 2020 | Time
When decisions had to be taken, she attempted to guess what Albert would have done and used this as her yardstick.How Queen Victoria's Affection For John Brown Sprang From His Contact With Dead Albert's Shade | Tom Sykes | June 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The yardstick, in other words, is not how a Palestinian group treats its own people but how it treats Israel.
Like continuity, it provides a yardstick against which we can measure ourselves.9 Best Life Lessons From ‘How the Queen Can Make You Happy’ | Tom Sykes | September 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
That sense of sustained struggle provides the yardstick for judging Obama.
“$40 million, $50 million a year is excessive, no matter what the yardstick,” he says.He’s One of the Nation’s Highest-Paid CEOs—and You’ve Never Heard of Him | Gary Rivlin | January 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's a musty old tradition, a sort of a remnant of the old days, that present day newsmongers use as a yardstick for comparisons.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
The cutaway is made of a small piece of board, a cigar-box lid, an old yardstick or a piece of lath, which should be about 6 in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
They've got as many virtues as any Englisher that ever snivelled prayer and shortened yardstick.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
I know I can squeal just like a rubber doll; but s'posin' they should let me fall off the yardstick—where'd I go to then?Dotty Dimple At Home | Sophie May
The yardstick, the half bushel, and the coining of money are all devices to facilitate exchanges.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) | Robert G. Ingersoll
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