(click/touch triangles for details)
Definitiona distinctive characteristic or attribute
a mark on a sellable item to indicate its quality — especially a mark used in some countries to indicate the purity of a precious metal
- It is a hallmark of our administration that...
- Justice Breyer described Miranda rights as a "hallmark of American justice."
- 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.E. W. Hornung -- Raffles
- The words were like a Hallmark card, but the tone was new to him.Katherine Paterson -- Bridge to Terabithia
- For I see now that what I have done, and not done, with regard to you, bears all the hallmarks of the failings of age.J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- It's the difference between a Hallmark e-card and a handwritten letter.Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore's Dilemma
- And if you do this, you are treading on the ground of craziness—a place where false impressions have all the hallmarks of reality.Susanna Kaysen -- Girl Interrupted
- 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.Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie's World
- Sophocles uses the heart to mean the center of emotion within the body, as do Dante, Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Hallmark .... all the great writers.Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor
- Literacy is the hallmark of neither generals nor heroes.Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
- The group had finally concluded that energy conversion was the hallmark of life.Michael Crichton -- The Andromeda Strain
- 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.Robert Cormier -- The Chocolate War
- "The warped perception of time is a hallmark of trauma," he said.Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory
- If we live, we do not carry these hallmarks down through the ages.Roger Zelazny -- Lord of Light
- You would never mistake one of her cards for a Hallmark, but I have never seen cards more heartfelt.Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
- Outlined against the blue were the unchanged hallmarks of Schiahorn, Green Towers, and Dorfberg—Joachim's eyes rested on them.Thomas Mann -- The Magic Mountain
- This bent toward perfectionism is a Keene hallmark and a prime reason she has enjoyed such a successful career.Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard -- Killing Lincoln
- There are no Hallmark cards for breaking up with friends.Laurie Halse Anderson -- Speak
- 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.Jhumpa Lahiri -- The Namesake
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia ArticlePictures — Google Images®