The way I heard it, Grandma & Grandpa Barret were rolling in money and Dad wasn't up to their standards... financially.
He'd begun to think their recruitment standards were slipping until Jake mentioned the operation.
You people have the lowest standards when it comes to quality of life.
The inn, not large by city standards, was constantly in need of attention, especially in this, the short but hectic high season.
Not that I'm rich, at least not by most standards, but I was the only heir to grandmother Radisson and a great-aunt.
Your standards are low.
Connor Poe was a handsome man by anyone's standards, however, the other three were in a league of their own.
In spite of her strict moral standards on premarital relationships, Carmen was obviously stirred deeply by desire.
But if Sunday was peaceful, at least by recent standards, Monday was anything but.
Although the route was relatively flat by Colorado standards, Dean learned that a body unaccustomed to elevation in the 7,000foot range needed more oxygen to fuel its muscles.
Their betrothal was short by White God standards, a matter of six days.
And, if to satisfy these we were forced to maintain the existence of a world of moral standards, it was, thirdly, necessary to form some opinion as to the relation of these moral standards of value to the forms and facts of phenomenal existence.
The investigations will then naturally divide themselves into three parts, the first of which deals with those to our mind inevitable forms in which we are obliged to think about things, if we think at all (metaphysics), the second being devoted to the great region of facts, trying to apply the results of metaphysics to these, specially the two great regions of external and mental phenomena (cosmology and psychology), the third dealing with those standards of value from which we pronounce our aesthetical or ethical approval or disapproval.
In each department we shall have to aim first of all at views clear and consistent within themselves, but, secondly, we shall in the end wish to form some general idea or to risk an opinion how laws, facts and standards of value may be combined in one comprehensive view.
This might be the adoption of commercial standards as well as the creation and operation of a civil court system and laws.
A potent force within me, stronger than the persuasion of my friends, stronger even than the pleadings of my heart, had impelled me to try my strength by the standards of those who see and hear.
Scarcely a quarter of the soldiers remain with the standards of their regiments, the others go off by themselves in different directions hoping to find food and escape discipline.
"What were you saying?" he asked the general, who continuing his report directed the commander-in-chief's attention to some standards captured from the French and standing in front of the Preobrazhensk regiment.
"Ah, the standards!" said Kutuzov, evidently detaching himself with difficulty from the thoughts that preoccupied him.