Words nearby touchstone
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When we were taping the premiere, he was the touchstone in my head of, “Am I working hard enough?”John Oliver on ‘Last Week Tonight,’ Turning Down CBS, and ‘Nauseating’ American Politics|Marlow Stern|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On this, and on the variations of pain, you mentioned a passage in War and Peace that was a kind of touchstone.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love|Lea Carpenter|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hating what the Wall has become is a touchstone of identity.
Published by Touchstone Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.Inside Tania Head’s Terrible 9/11 Lie: ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’|Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is, instead, excavating the origins of a touchstone of the contemporary political debate.
Touchstone's question, 'Hast any philosophy in thee, shepherd?'The Letters of William James, Vol. 1|William James
Whenever she applied the touchstone of character, she realized how little alloy there was in the pure gold of his nature.Life and Gabriella|Ellen Glasgow
Touchstone alludes to a certain knight, that swore by his honour they were good pancakes.Folk-lore of Shakespeare|Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
This little work serves me as a touchstone; he to whom it says nothing personal has probably nothing to do with me either.Friedrich Nietzsche|Georg Brandes
Jacques was a philosopher, and Touchstone a great personage.The Autobiography of a Clown|Isaac Frederick Marcosson