Usage examples for criterion

  1. " Your voice is very gentle," said he, after a pause; " and that," he added, with a slight sigh, " is the only criterion by which I know the young and the beautiful!" – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. If the temper in which you received those proposals is fair criterion, Number One resumed, there can be little doubt as to our decision. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  3. If the appearance of the craft was a criterion of the character of her crew, the girls hoped not to see the latter at all! – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch
  4. But as we shall see presently, the criterion of personal charm among Hottentots, as among savages in general, is fat, not what we call beauty. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  5. " The amount recovered is hardly a fair criterion of the skill employed, in every instance. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  6. Another criterion of the philosophical nature has also to be considered. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  7. What better criterion does the man at the breakfast table possess than that the newspaper version checks up with his own opinion? – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  8. He considered the number of inhabitants as a tolerably good criterion of property, and that this might always be obtained. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  9. Let it be sufficient to remark, that the controversy would be short indeed, if the question were to be tried by this criterion of love to the Supreme Being. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  10. The man had instantly taken note of the speaking voice, which is often a safer first criterion to go by than the singing voice itself. – A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen
  11. No, because the pleasure one has is the criterion, not the manner of getting it. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  12. It is interesting and valuable to a class to have its attention called to the fact that the perimeter of a rectangle is no criterion as to the area. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  13. But surely, if the way we live is any criterion, you could spare us some money- couldn't you? – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  14. But is there a criterion other than that? – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  15. Do accurately compiled statistics from full and trustworthy sources, warrant us in asserting that American women are more unhealthy than European women, or are we only assuming the fact from their general external appearance- a criterion by no means a certain one? – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  16. The loss of the enemy must have been considerably greater, if we are to judge from the number of dead they left on the field, and, which is a good criterion, the general average being about ten wounded for one killed. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  17. He has taken the place of woman as representing the criterion by which the civilization and the culture of a people at any time may be judged, though he does not at all think that one finds a constant upward tendency in history in this regard. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  18. After all the true criterion of service is to do what ever seems necessary and right to do, at the moment, not counting self. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  19. We thus see how vain it is to look to the Aristotelian tradition for an organon of truth or a criterion of falsehood. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto