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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standard, criterion, measure, touchstone(noun)

    a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

    "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

    measure, standard, measuring stick, metre, quantity, meter, amount, mensuration, monetary standard, measuring, criterion, step, bill, measurement, bar, beat, banner, cadence, measuring rod

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. touchstone(n.)

    basanite, black jasper, lydian stone

  2. touchstone(n.)

    test, criterion, proof, ordeal, assay, touch

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. touchstone(n)

    criterion, test, basanite, lydian stone

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cornerstone, yardstick, test

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How to use touchstone in a sentence?

  1. Denis Diderot:

    A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.

  2. J. William Galbraith:

    Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.

  3. Chris Aronson:

    It’s one of those times where a movie becomes a touchstone in culture, it just becomes part of the zeitgeist and one of those movies you just have to see. That’s due to its uniqueness. People have never seen anything like this before.

  4. Walther Collection curator Brian Wallis:

    What's interesting about Sander as a touchstone is he's not really one or the other, you can take the very same picture, and find a very positive social statement or a very critical one, depending on how you look at it.

  5. Doug Bradley:

    We had absolute unanimity in this song being the touchstone. This was the Vietnam anthem. Every bad band that ever played in an armed forces club had to play this song.

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