The field has produced only anecdotal or other evidence that does not pass muster in the scientific community.
Coakley says she backs Warren, who might just be too outspoken to pass muster with the Senate.
It is not difficult (especially when we know the result) to guess at the canons of taste which will pass muster in such regions.
If Kent has his evening togs and you have the black silk you'll pass muster.
But she used always to add, "She is good enough and pretty enough to pass muster with any critic—poor little pussy-cat!"
The cavalry of the Pheraeans were to pass muster before him.
And with an air sufficiently deceptive to pass muster before angry eyes, I proceeded to talk of indifferent matters.
Now then, let me finish the work, so that you may see whether it will pass muster.
You are in the diplomatic world; your name will pass muster.
But its a world where neither I nor my men could pass muster for a moment.
c.1300, "to display, reveal, appear," from Old French mostrer "appear, show, reveal," also in a military sense (10c., Modern French montrer), from Latin monstrare "to show," from monstrum "omen, sign" (see monster). Meaning "to collect, assemble" is early 15c.; figurative use (of qualities, etc.) is from 1580s. To muster out "gather to be discharged from military service" is 1834, American English. To muster up in the figurative and transferred sense of "gather, summon, marshal" is from 1620s. Related: Mustered; mustering.
late 14c., "action of showing, manifestation," from Old French mostre "illustration, proof; examination, inspection" (13c., Modern French montre), literally "that which is shown," from mostrer (see muster (v.)). Meaning "act of gathering troops" is from c.1400. To pass musters (1570s) originally meant "to undergo military review without censure."