The most celebrated authors of that generation had been "gentlemen"; perhaps the unknown persons who succeeded them had gentlemanly sentiments, but their origin, their appearance, their hair, their intimacy with the stage and the Opera, made any old New York criterion inapplicable to them.
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We’re considering five primary criteria as we compare job applicants.
She said that academic achievement is the most important criterion for admission.