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  • It is a hallmark of my stunning naïveté that I thought I might even be able to sell it, if I had to.†   (source)
  • The hallmarks of an extremely pragmatic killer.†   (source)
  • He receives a Hallmark card signed by both of his parents, a check for one hundred dollars, a navy blue cotton sweater from Filene's.†   (source)
  • As was a hallmark of his breed, he was immune to pain, an unstoppable machine of muscle and sinew.†   (source)
  • Sophocles uses the heart to mean the center of emotion within the body, as do Dante, Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Hallmark ....all the great writers.†   (source)
  • In short, in the precise situation that should have been the honorable hallmark of mankind, namely work, the worker was turned into a beast of burden.†   (source)
  • The words were like a Hallmark card, but the tone was new to him.†   (source)
  • And if you do this, you are treading on the ground of craziness—a place where false impressions have all the hallmarks of reality.†   (source)
  • Touching sentiments sent her way had always been emblazoned with Hallmark greeting card logos.†   (source)
  • There's a gas station, a TCBY, a Chinese restaurant that once made Elody sick for two days, and a random Hallmark store where you can buy pink glittery ballerina figurines and snow globes and crap like that.†   (source)
  • Where'd you learn to talk Hallmark?†   (source)
  • The same could easily be said about Ray Kroc, whose obsession with cleanliness and control became one of the hallmarks of his restaurant chain.†   (source)
  • The table was covered — I mean covered—with bouquets, vases, heart-shaped boxes, and Hallmark cards.†   (source)
  • Despite oral sulfatriad tablets and, later, at Ghosh's insistence, injection of precious penicillin into his buttocks, scarlet streaks (which were the hallmark of streptococcal infection) showed at his wrist, and the epitrochlear lymph node behind the elbow became as big as a golf ball.†   (source)
  • Then we just stood there, both of us stacking meat products, for a second, until I decided we were on the verge of a Hallmark moment and had to take action.†   (source)
  • Consider lynching, the Klan's hallmark sign of violence.†   (source)
  • Every Saturday, there'd be a morning prayer meeting at the Atkins house in the Highland Dwellings public housing project that would adjourn to the streets, and Phillip and his father would go door to door proselytizing and passing out The Watch lower, hallmark ot the Jehovah's Witnesses.†   (source)
  • It bore none of the hallmarks of a robbery or assault or anything like that.†   (source)
  • She didn't have the heavy hallmarks of incarceration on her, even though this was not her first time down—in fact she was a violator, which made sense because she was a junkie.†   (source)
  • Now they crowded over the fan like a gaggle of hens, exclaiming and pointing out to one another hallmarks that Snow Flower had told them about over the years.†   (source)
  • Maybe one of you can help Grandma find the Hallmark Channel?†   (source)
  • Have you been reading Hallmark cards again?†   (source)
  • The group had finally concluded that energy conversion was the hallmark of life.†   (source)
  • So then while we're sitting at a picnic table outside this greasy little burger joint next to the car lot, I give Dad his card (and although it wasn't a Hallmark, it was certainly a Hallmark moment!)†   (source)
  • I have love, blue skies, rainbows, and Hallmark cards, and that has to be enough.†   (source)
  • I'll tell you ....I'll tell you something ....unhappiness is the hallmark of virtue.†   (source)
  • Archie's voice was gentle with assurance, the old gentleness they all recognized as Archie's hallmark when he was sailing high, wide and handsome.†   (source)
  • No, Maureen's behavior has all the hallmarks of a vampire gone feral.†   (source)
  • This bent toward perfectionism is a Keene hallmark and a prime reason she has enjoyed such a successful career.†   (source)
  • Literacy is the hallmark of neither generals nor heroes.†   (source)
  • Dan Gunn, his best friend and probably the best medic north of Miami, said it was an unhealthy practice and the hallmark of an alcoholic.†   (source)
  • If we live, we do not carry these hallmarks down through the ages.†   (source)
  • Basically, we fight against two features which are the hallmarks of African life in South Africa and which are entrenched by legislation which we seek to have repealed.†   (source)
  • Our brand name is a hallmark of excellence.
  • I had sustained no external hallmark by my term of imprisonment, and I am vain enough to believe that the evil which I did had not a separate existence in my face.   (source)
  • I feel guilty when I buy a card from Hallmark.†   (source)
  • It made him sound like a Hallmark card writer, or even worse, one that Hallmark wouldn't even hire.†   (source)
  • "The warped perception of time is a hallmark of trauma," he said.†   (source)
  • Don't they see the hallmark of death in those faces, and the hallmark of life in his?†   (source)
  • A terrifying spatial distortion is the hallmark of this state.†   (source)
  • Then we hugged, of course, because the Hallmark moment wouldn't be complete without it.†   (source)
  • The Greeley recall later seemed minuscule compared to that of the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company.†   (source)
  • To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense.†   (source)
  • The timely appearance, the apt expression, the anticipation of a need, to the Count these had been the very hallmarks of the well-bred man.†   (source)
  • In each of these novels, the dislocation between our expectations and the reality constitutes a dual awareness, a kind of double-hearing that is the hallmark of irony.†   (source)
  • The club's breed standard states: "True Labrador retriever temperament is as much a hallmark of the breed as the 'otter' tail.†   (source)
  • But now I saw with fresh conviction that it was us, all of us, who were failing, and the hallmark of our failure was the way we ate with our heads down, hungrily, quickly, because there was nothing else to do at the table.†   (source)
  • In acquiring the desired behavior through the "Ludovico Technique," as the aversion therapy is called in the novel, society has not only failed to correct Alex but has committed a far worse crime against him by taking away his free will, which for Burgess is the hallmark of the human being.†   (source)
  • It was why she was talking about camp and stuffed animals-the hallmarks of the son she remembered-instead of discovering who he had become.†   (source)
  • When I contemplate this memory, I feel on the verge of remembering what childhood felt like, that its hallmark was the immediacy of one's every physical sensation, and also the familiar strangeness of one's parts—feet and hands, especially, but also chest, knees, stomach.†   (source)
  • These are not the acts of someone who doesn't know what he's doing-they're the hallmarks of a rational, angry-perhaps suffering, but certainly not delusional-young man.'†   (source)
  • She walked out of the Hallmark store with a greeting card she forgot to pay for, setting off all the alarms, which scared her.†   (source)
  • Not exactly the hallmark of a nice guy.†   (source)
  • There seems to be a misconception, especially among those couples who've yet to have kids, that the first year of a child's life resembles a Hallmark commercial, complete with cooing babies and smiling, calm parents.†   (source)
  • I could have said it all right there, all the Hallmark kinds of things that I felt I should say to my mother, words of support and solidarity and comfort.†   (source)
  • This confidence was a hallmark of all my brother's girlfriends, at least while they still considered themselves as such.†   (source)
  • It was a code and a hallmark of civilization, and men would rather have diedby their own hand than break the code.†   (source)
  • And so, I was like, listen, I don't care that it's stupid, I don't care that it's, like, a holiday invented by Hallmark or whatever....†   (source)
  • He's a slender, wide-shouldered six-foot-two, with carefully cropped, pushed-back hair, high cheekbones, and the perfect proportion of eyebrows to slender nose that is the hallmark of male models.†   (source)
  • While he duly instituted some of the innovations that were his hallmark in New York, Bratton announced that his highest priority was a more basic one: finding the money to hire thousands of new police officers.†   (source)
  • When she first showed up from county jail, her front teeth bore the hallmark of crack addiction—they were brown and damaged, and she rarely smiled.†   (source)
  • Not long after the Hallmark commercial, several Flyboys appeared in the dungeon and moved us-to somewhere even worse.†   (source)
  • She now runs a new family-oriented cable network jointly owned by Hallmark Entertainment and the Jim Henson Company, creator of the Muppets.†   (source)
  • The wretched fact that we were separated and it was all my fault was impossible to deny, but when I found the right Hallmark greeting in the free collection handed out via the chapel, I felt a tiny bit better.†   (source)
  • He spoke, in passionate sincerity, discarding convention, discarding concern for whether it was proper to let her hear the confession of his pain, seeing nothing but the face of a woman who was able to understand: "Miss Taggart, do you know the hallmark of the second-rater?†   (source)
  • In 2008 Westland/Hallmark agreed to recall 143 million pounds of potentially contaminated ground beef after an undercover video showed downer cows being dragged by forklift into a slaughterhouse.†   (source)
  • You may make an error at any step of it, with nothing to protect you but your own severity, or you may try to cheat, to fake the evidence and evade the effort of the quest-but if devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.†   (source)
  • Now the looters' credo has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves, like the pyramids of Egypt.†   (source)
  • "It gives us the hallmark of the murderer," I said.†   (source)
  • It is the necessary hallmark of a man who wants to do anything in teaching.†   (source)
  • Other languages are the qualifications of waiters and commercial travellers: Greek is to a man of position what the hallmark is to silver.†   (source)
  • Outlined against the blue were the unchanged hallmarks of Schiahorn, Green Towers, and Dorfberg—Joachim's eyes rested on them.†   (source)
  • In those days it was thought disgraceful to send to school any lad who did not wish to become a cleric, and this scorn for the literary arts, on the part of the aristocracy and commonfolk alike, had remained the hallmark of genuine nobility; whereas the literary man, that true son of humanism and the bourgeoisie, who could read and write—which nobles, warriors, and common people could do only poorly or not at all—could do nothing else, understood absolutely nothing about the world, and remained a Latin windbag, a master of speech, who left real life to hones†   (source)
  • Consequently nothing can really shake the confidence of the public in the Lord Chamberlain's department except a remorseless and unbowdlerized narration of the licentious fictions which slip through its net, and are hallmarked by it with the approval of the Throne.†   (source)
  • Chapter 29 — RACHEL THE FILM: THE HALLMARK VERSION†   (source)
  • Not a man on earth, not even at peak strength,
    would find it easy to prise it up and shift it, no,
    a great sign, a hallmark lies in its construction.†   (source)
  • (He extends his portfolio) We have here damning evidence, the corpus delicti, my lord, a specimen of my maturer work disfigured by the hallmark of the beast†   (source)
  • with his dirty eyes Val Dillon that big heathen I first noticed him at dessert when I was cracking the nuts with my teeth I wished I could have picked every morsel of that chicken out of my fingers it was so tasty and browned and as tender as anything only for I didnt want to eat everything on my plate those forks and fishslicers were hallmarked silver too I wish I had some I could easily have slipped a couple into my muff when I was playing with them then always hanging out of them for money in a restaurant for the bit you put down your throat we have to be thankful for our mangy cup of tea itself as a great compliment to be noticed the way the world is divided in any case if its goin†   (source)
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