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krahy ti ree uhn

  • n  a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  • n  the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

  • While promoting Mr Heinz to the post of Senior Director, the most important criterion that was looked at was mental agility.
  • Visa aspirants are unable to fathom the criterion upon which their applications were rejected.
  • It was difficult to find even five persons satisfying the stringent criterion set by the hiring team.
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  • President Bush in ABC Online
    I'm pleased that this agreement meets the criterion that I set forth last week to provide an effective, robust and temporary set of incentives that will boost our economy and encourage job creation,Mr Bush told reporters at the White House....
  • Anthony Kennedy in Wired News
    Machine-or-transformation might have been fine for the Industrial Age, "but there are reasons to doubt whether the test should be the sole criterion for determining the patentability of inventions in the Information Age," wrote Justice Anthony...
  • Barack Obama in Coshocton Tribune
    Obama said, "We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by...

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