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The Count of Monte Cristo
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touchstone
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Should not a magistrate be not merely the best administrator of the law, but the most crafty expounder of the chicanery of his profession, a steel probe to search hearts, a touchstone to try the gold which in each soul is mingled with more or less of alloy?

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  • "I’m not a good touchstone to use for judging your sanity."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I considered Yamacraw a touchstone: if the Yamacraw children knew about it, then the chances were excellent that the vast majority of American children had been reached.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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