Touchstone Sentence Examples
The canon of Scripture was decided in accordance with the touchstone of the Pentateuch.
His critical principles are explained in the preface, where he dwells on the necessity of starting as much as possible from trustworthy contemporary sources, or at least from those nearest to antiquity - the touchstone by which verbal traditions can be tested being contemporary poems. He inclines to rationalism, rejecting the marvellous and recasting legends containing it in a more historical spirit; but he makes an exception in the accounts of the introduction of Christianity into Norway and of the national saint St Olaf.
It was necessary, therefore, for Epicurus to go back to nature to find a more enduring and a wider foundation for ethical doctrine, to go back from words to realities, to give up reasonings and get at feelings, to test conceptions and arguments by a final reference to the only touchstone of truth - to sensation.
He wrote, at his best, in the grand manner, melody and thought according with perfection of expression, and his finest poems have that indefinable air of the inevitable which is after all the touchstone of the poetic quality.
A confession which has been the touchstone of orthodoxy for fifteen centuries cannot lightly be ignored or abandoned.Advertisement
Hitherto at least the fourth gospel has been the touchstone.
She also gave birth to Ayacanora by Birdcatcher, and to Araucaria by Ambrose, both very valuable brood mares, Araucaria being the dam of Chamant by Mortemer, and of Rayon d'Or by Flageolet, son of Plutus by Touchstone.
There are the neat and elegant animals, like the descendants of Saunterer and Sweetmeat; the large-framed, plain-looking, and heavy-headed Melbournes, often with lop ears; the descendants of Birdcatcher, full of quality, and of more than average stature, though sometimes disfigured with curby hocks; and the medium-sized but withal speedy descendants of Touchstone, though in some cases characterized by somewhat loaded shoulders.
The rhetoric of welfare has thus become the touchstone of almost all areas of the law dealing with children.
Richards derived much of his early style from Chuck Berry, whose guitar work remained a touchstone for Richards throughout his career.Advertisement
People who no longer have the touchstone of an open church have their faith privatized, however strong it is.
He provides an ongoing contact within the area and a useful touchstone for local issues.
The metaphor of the park, or more generally of landscape, is an important touchstone here.
Her songs have already stood the test of time, which is after all the only real touchstone of vitality.
Cash's Sun legacy is a perennial, essential touchstone, and that legacy is represented to perfection here.Advertisement
He found in Tycho's ample legacy of first-class data precisely what enabled him to try, by the touchstone of fact, the successive hypotheses that he imagined; and his untiring patience in comparing and calculating the observations at his disposal was rewarded by a series of unique discoveries.
Paynator was the sire of Dr Syntax (1811), who had a celebrated daughter called Beeswing (1833), dam of Newminster by Touchstone.
The concept of ' intolerability as the touchstone of best interests ' requires clarification.
The expressive theory of art had assumed the author 's individual experiences were the touchstone of reality (10).
Arts Council England regards children 's literature as the touchstone of a healthy literary culture.Advertisement
Her book ' The Second Sex ' (1949) was to become a touchstone for the next generation of ' liberated women '.
Direct selling is a touchstone for public opinion about energy companies and these figures will do nothing to rescue some tattered reputations.
It will act as a touchstone for all future shareholder activism and campaigning.
Cash 's Sun legacy is a perennial, essential touchstone, and that legacy is represented to perfection here.
He has to find a touchstone issue which can be changed to show how the Tories really have bought into the Cameron project.Advertisement
Touchstone Evolve provides a secure fit and comes in several options.
Perhaps one of the most innovative accessories for the Palm Pre is the all-new Palm Touchstone Charging Kit.
This is not the case with Touchstone.Instead, a special Touchstone back cover is used with the Palm Pre and then you can simply place the phone on the Touchstone Charging Dock.
The Touchstone Charging Kit has an MSRP from Palm of $69.99.
While they may not be quite as chic as the Touchstone Charger, the other chargers and batteries for the Palm Pre can be just as useful.
But the appeal to the verbally inspired Bible was stronger than that to a church hopelessly divided; the Bible, and not the consent of the universal church, became the touchstone of the reformed orthodoxy; in the nomenclature of the time, " evangelical " arose in contradistinction to " Catholic," while, in popular parlance, the " protest " of the Reformers against the " corruptions of Rome " led to the invention of the term " Protestant," which, though nowhere assumed in the official titles of the older reformed churches, was early used as a generic term to include them all.
Under the influence of the touchstone of strict inquiry set on foot by the Royal Society, the marvels of witchcraft, sympathetic powders and other relics of medieval superstition disappeared like a mist before the sun, whilst accurate observations and demonstrations of a host of new wonders accumulated, amongst which were numerous contributions to the anatomy of animals, and none perhaps more noteworthy than the observations, made by the aid of microscopes constructed by himself, of Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch naturalist (1683), some of whose instruments were presented by him to the society.
It was his anxiety to remove everything that obscured this central idea which led him to revolt against the ancient Church, and this conception of faith served, when he became leader of the German Protestants, as a touchstone to test the expediency of every innovation.
Its canons are the basis, indeed, almost the whole, of the science of diplomatic (q.v.), the touchstone of truth for medieval research.
Camel was the sire of Defence (1824) and Touchstone (1831), while Sir Hercules was the sire of Birdcatcher (1833) and Faugh-a-Ballagh (1841), own brothers, and of Gemma di Vergy (1854).
Touchstone was the sire of Newminster (1848), who begat Lord Clifden, Adventurer, and the Hermit, as well as of Orlando (1841), sire of Teddington (1848).
Doubt is the touchstone of truth, it is the acid which eats away the false.
Christian Aid 's report, Hooked on Tobacco, was used as the touchstone for debate.