standard of perfection

See: exemplar
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It is not that these countries, so rich in species, do not by a strange chance possess the aboriginal stocks of any useful plants, but that the native plants have not been improved by continued selection up to a standard of perfection comparable with that given to the plants in countries anciently civilised.
Many slight differences might, and indeed do now, arise amongst pigeons, which are rejected as faults or deviations from the standard of perfection of each breed.
For Marianne, however--in spite of his incivility in surviving her loss--he always retained that decided regard which interested him in every thing that befell her, and made her his secret standard of perfection in woman;-- and many a rising beauty would be slighted by him in after-days as bearing no comparison with Mrs.
Elton is the standard of perfection in Highbury, both in person and mind.
The members' perception of DCAA's standard of perfection with respect to internal is the enemy of timeliness and afford-ability.
Ultimately there are things we can't predict, he says, so by measuring safety as an absence of accidents, we're setting an unachievable standard of perfection and blame-focused systems riddled with weakness.
You are not judged by the standard of perfection, but by how you got on top of a problem and dealt with it.
Sublimity always pulls the standard of perfection ever higher, such that it is not really attainable.
To look at the details of these special loans is both a revelation and a pleasure= both achieve a superlative standard of perfection and abound with subtle and humorous details.
While the trainers featured in the DVD have amazing yoga bodies, Kries asserts that this is not a standard of perfection you need to hold yourself to.
They are judged against a written standard of perfection and there are 13 different breeds of long-haired, rough and short-haired cavy.
In 1874, the Standard of Perfection, the book that explains the perfect sizes, shapes and colors of standard-bred poultry breeds, included both the Dominique and the Barred Plymouth Rock, with separate descriptions (although the Barred Plymouth Rock breed no doubt absorbed many single-combed Dominiques).