Sentences with word «yardstick»

A yardstick is a straightedge used to physically measure lengths of up to one yard (3.0 feet or 0.9144 meters long) high. (Wikipedia) (See all definitions)
It's the yardstick we should always use when considering a person's interest.
DATING
It doesn't matter if I like or dislike them, the Bible is the yardstick.
RELIGION
Suitability, affordability, durability, attractiveness, and so on are the measuring yardsticks.
INSURANCE
As if he's some sort of yardstick to which others should go by.
SPORTS
Pellett & Young summarized this issue well, «The concept of a single pattern of amino acids that may be used as a yardstick in comparing the nutritive value of food and diets is subject to the same limitations and qualifications as is the concept of «protein quality.»
HEALTH & FITNESS
Alfred Jensen and Brice Marden were my 2nd, but in my minority opinion (and it is just that, no one else will agree) neither of the latter two painters can hold a candle to Thomas Nozkowski, if one doesn't use money as the yardstick of quality, which it absolutely is not.
ART
GT3 RS wont be out of place either as something cheaper and naturally aspirated as a yardstick.
AUTOMOBILES
An interesting yardstick will be the length of the message.
POLITICS
The leadership of the South-South zone of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has defended appointments so far made by President Muhammadu Buhari, contending that political appointments are not the yardstick for development.
POLITICS
This would also work great with vintage yardsticks.
HOUSE & HOME
As Bonior says, «You can choose to use others» experiences as a yardstick, or you can believe your standards are valid in and of themselves.»
HEALTH & FITNESS
The stain on the yardsticks is still tacky days later.
HOUSE & HOME
Existing Policies: Your existing commercial insurance policies provide a crucial yardstick for measuring the level-headedness of new insurance quotes for small businesses.
INSURANCE
The completely redesigned 2016 Honda Civic becomes the yardstick against which all compact cars will be measured.
AUTOMOBILES
The door side pockets aren't huge, however, and the bottle holders won't take a bottle of wine (a bit of a yardstick, in our books!).
AUTOMOBILES
Moreover the Holy Spirit's guidance exercised through the Magisterium and the presence within the Church of Scripture and Tradition means that the Church can avail itself of both well defined yardsticks and an authority competent to judge this process of development.
RELIGION
Americans hold disparate goals for high schools, conflicting priorities for strengthening them, and dissimilar yardsticks for tracking progress.
EDUCATION
We calibrate these so that investors can use this same yardstick they use in buying stocks or bonds.
REAL_ESTATE
Layer a paint roller extension pole and two yardsticks to create a «skeleton» for your ghost (Image 1).
HOUSE & HOME
The Rules are the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent World Health Assembly resolutions (the Code), which are the yardstick to measure compliance by all companies in all countries.
PARENTING
The Gospel of John gives us two yardsticks to gauge our spirituality — growing love for God and growing love for the people in our lives.
RELIGION
Rather than relying on the infamous «moderate-to-heavy usage» yardstick, we're getting technical.
TECHNOLOGY
It's crucial to avoid comparison, and set your own yardstick for success.
BOOKS
While I realize this short amount of time might not be the best yardstick to measure P2P investing success, I'm convinced enough to divert a few bucks each week to my Lending Club account.
MONEY
Be proud of what you accomplished, whatever that was, and don't let anyone else's breastfeeding yardstick make you feel like you fell short.
PARENTING
Hence, a flat yield curve can be seen as a yardstick of ineffective policy normalization focusing on the «wrong part of the term structure.»
BUSINESS
«I think you're getting a little fixated by vote shares at general elections and using these as the definitive yardstick of the health or otherwise of a particular political party.»
POLITICS
Many developing countries have proposed other yardsticks, such as peaking at some distant date, or controlling emissions as a percentage of GDP.
ENVIRONMENT
With their ascendance and growing impact in European club football — which, fairly or unfairly, remains the yardstick for picking the best on the planet — it was taken as a given at the time.
SPORTS
Obviously these only apply to the US, but they are still encouraging yardsticks for when things will be finished and ready to be quickly released in Europe no excuses this time.
GAMING
Fowler will be hard-pressed to maintain, never mind build on, the Larry legacy — especially for the next handful of quarters, a critical yardstick by which the market will measure the new CEO.
BUSINESS
As the JPS board evaluates him, Gray's ability to do more with less is the most reasonable yardstick the district can use.
EDUCATION
Many circumstances and yardsticks have changed.
MONEY
It takes a bigger yardstick to measure success in a real estate transaction that one that measures, «Did it sell?»
REAL_ESTATE
A Compass with FDII is «Trail Rated» — a yardstick that Jeep invented for itself — but even so, the company cautions that the Compass is suitable only for «moderate» off-roading.
AUTOMOBILES
«That said, the amount of traffic going to other services should not be the main yardstick of success for Google because the goal of a search engine is to deliver relevant results to users as quickly as possible.
BUSINESS
Whether it's college football rankings, New York Times Bestseller lists, Top Lawyerist Posts of 2011 or the Fortune 500, we simply HAVE to know how something stacks up relative to its competition according to some arbitrary yardstick.
LAW
Let the President bring out the corrupt elements in his party and use the same yardstick he's been using for other people on his party's members.»
POLITICS
BigTime instead used «economic value» as a more neutral yardstick to review the 12 million data points it examined.
LAW
01, Ed.D.» 07, a lecturer at the Ed School and director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Program, writes in his forthcoming book, The End of Average, from the moment we're born to the moment we die, we are measured against a mythical yardstick — the average human — and it's hurting everyone.
EDUCATION
Radio astronomers have taken a look at one of the Milky Way's hottest star-forming regions using a new and better yardstick.
SCIENCE
Human rights are internationally agreed standards to which Australia has subscribed, and provide a yardstick against which to assess the particular issue/law/action being considered, free from perceptions of economic or self interest.
RELATIONSHIPS
Here we're close to traditional media work again, and the yardsticks shouldn't sound too alien to anyone who's spent time in a press shop.
POLITICS
Truth and genuine facts should be the yardsticks used to chose what «content to trust».
ENVIRONMENT
The Surface was always supposed to act as a yardstick and kick start the ecosystem, and here we are.
TECHNOLOGY
What has been missing in the science of smell, they argue, is a meaningful way to measure it — an olfactory yardstick.
SCIENCE
Yet what is more, since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the ne bis in idem principle has become a yardstick of the systemic impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFREU) on secondary EU law.
LAW
With a built-in yardstick it was so handy and high for working at when the weather was decent.
HOUSE & HOME
By that yardstick, he is completely accurate.
POLITICS
The Court of Appeal has abandoned the pretence of a yardstick of equality and heralded in a principle of equal sharing of all assets in the absence of good reason to do so.
LAW
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