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Still, the best litmus test may not come from policy, but instead from school hallways, where children are increasingly introducing themselves with their preferred pronouns in addition to their names, creating a more inclusive space for all.
They may have failed narrow litmus tests, but they lived out their faith as they understood it.Xavier Becerra is the victim of the right’s distortion of Catholicism|Duncan Hosie|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
You got to be able to write it on the streets and on the walls because that is the litmus test by which we will change everything.
Again, that pre-communion questionnaire sin litmus test might prove handy.The Great Divide Facing Pope Francis That Only Catholics Understand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Applying an ideological litmus test for commencement speakers is not a good idea.
But when did they become the litmus test of competence in office?
So they are a litmus paper for wider fertility—not a significant driver of Israeli birthrates.
Opposition to the Affordable Care Act in toto might linger as a litmus test for conservatives.
The solution of lead must contain acid; and if by keeping it does not change litmus-paper, acid must be added till it does.
The blue litmus paper became red showing the presence of an acid.
When the small residue was completely dry, it was a yellow solid soluble in dilute alcohol and acid to litmus.
Vapors and liquid were given off, both of which turned red litmus blue and had a strong odor like tobacco smoke.
This is an indicator for bases and acids, like litmus, but it is less sensitive to hydroxide-ion than is litmus.
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In chemistry, a kind of paper used to tell whether a solution is an acid or a base. Acids turn blue litmus paper red; bases turn red litmus paper blue. Other testing paper or sophisticated instruments can be used to measure the pH of a solution more precisely.