standard of comparison

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A man like the Prince makes one think, because, you see, every standard of life we have is a standard of comparison.
Snagsby's entertainments, and acknowledges no responsibility as to what she thinks fit to provide for dinner, insomuch that she is the high standard of comparison among the neighbouring wives a long way down Chancery Lane on both sides, and even out in Holborn, who in any domestic passages of arms habitually call upon their husbands to look at the difference between their
solely as a means of establishing a standard of comparison to be utilized for solicitation
In effect, they have compiled a database of atomic fingerprints that provide a standard of comparison for sulfur-containing samples collected by NASA's Curiosity rover and future Mars missions.
The GiveDirectly team is outstanding, and their tool--unrestricted cash transfers--has the potential to become a new standard of comparison for efforts to help the global poor.
His standard of comparison is similar Gorman officer education institutions of the period.
Adjuncts give information about place, time, manner, and intermediary (=instrument, material, comitative, standard of comparison, etc.
It was not a genocide if your standard of comparison is what happened to the European Jews, but diaspora Armenians will find it very hard to give up their claim that it was.
POS (syndetic construction, where the standard of comparison is in the positive degree): hullem kui hull [bad-COMP than bad.
Each programme is endowed with so-called 'ECTS' credits--under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System--providing a standard of comparison and performance across Europe.
The standard of comparison for the study was biopsy of all 351 lesions, followed by traditional pathological examination.
Over the past decade, the subject of the Crusades has become a popular one for writers, but Steven Runciman's three-volume History of the Crusades remains the primary standard of comparison.

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