Definition of touchstone:
beat, bill, mark, measuring rod, measuring, mensuration, banner, metre, monetary standard, yardstick, standard, quantity, measurement, usual, step, measuring stick, criterion, cadence, benchmark, test, proof, test, measure, gauge, amount, meter, bar.
- "The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II", Ovid.
The Brentwoods were not rich, as riches are measured in millions; but they lived in their own house in the Back Bay wilderness, moved in Boston's older substantial circle, and, in a world where success, economic or other, is in some sort the touchstone, were many social planes above a country lawyer.- "The Grafters", Francis Lynde.
It is its right, it is its duty to try every institution in the land, no matter how venerable, or sacred, by the touchstone of anti- slavery principle; and if it finds any one false, to proclaim that fact to the world, with more or less of energy, according to its importance in society.- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.