standard of perfection

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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.
Elton is the standard of perfection in Highbury, both in person and mind."
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.
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A strong foundation in neo-classical aesthetics coupled with an unparalleled standard of perfection is the essence of Payal's designs.
My husband and I love your magazine, but I do need to correct some information that was in the November/December 2017 article, "Hybrid to Heritage." We have been breeding and selecting our Delaware poultry and working to get them back to the American Poultry Association's "Standard of Perfection."
In 1874 the American Standard of Perfection was adopted by the recently formed American Poultry Association, creating the first poultry standard in North America.
The members' perception of DCAA's standard of perfection with respect to internal is the enemy of timeliness and afford-ability.
"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.