- sterling area,
- sterling bloc,
- sterling heights,
- sterling silver,
Origin of sterling
Examples from the Web for sterling
Sterling came as the representative of her facility, which could not handle sending more than one person.
Has the Sterling decision set a new standard or was the Sterling ban part of a perfect storm?
Steinberg said the Sterling ban should give both sports and society in general something to think about “before we play gotcha.”
Sterling also tried not to pay fired coaches despite contract guarantees.
Sterling paid nearly $3 million but was not assigned any blame in the deal.
Our savings in the article of trade amount to near five million sterling per annum.
She liked to have her own way; but had sterling qualities, being neat, faithful, and industrious.The Telegraph Boy|Horatio Alger, Jr.
"What a sterling character," said Bence, as soon as Mr. Mears had closed the glass door.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
Mr. Sterling Jackson was a very pleasant fellow, with an inexhaustible fund of humour.The White Shield|Myrtle Reed
These vigorous and sterling qualities commanded respect everywhere.Stories of Later American History|Wilbur F. Gordy
- British moneypound sterling
- (as modifier)sterling reserves
- short for sterling silver
- (as modifier)a sterling bracelet
Word Origin for sterling
c.1300, "silver penny," probably from Middle English sterre (see star (n.)), from the stars that appeared in the design of certain Norman coins, + diminutive suffix -ling. The other theory is that it derives from Old French estedre "stater" (see stater).
Sense broadened by 1560s to "money having the quality of the sterling," and c.1600 to "English money in general." A pound sterling was originally "a pound weight of sterlings," equal to about 240 of them.