verb (used with object)
Origin of earmark
Examples from the Web for earmark
Contemporary Examples of earmark
If those things can be done, I'd happily reward every member of Congress with an earmark of his or her very own.Why I Am Not A Deficit Hawk
April 18, 2012
If earmark reform was something that the public understood well enough to hunger for, John McCain would be our president.Obama's Most Blatant Hypocrisy
March 12, 2009
Historical Examples of earmark
These minor obligations do not earmark more than an hour in the day.First and Last Things
H. G. Wells
It wont do, she averred, but Mr. Denby has every earmark of it.
Then follows the non sequitur, which is a Democratic earmark.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
So I earmark the calf with the owner's marks, and don't brand him at all.When A Man's A Man
Harold Bell Wright
I never saw a more typical criminal, Michael said, severely looking at the captive; every earmark of it.
1590s, "to identify by an earmark," from earmark (n.). Meaning "to set aside money for a special purpose" is attested by 1868. Related: Earmarked; earmarking.