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hallmark
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a distinctive characteristic or attribute

or:

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
  • I'll tell you something .... unhappiness is the hallmark of virtue.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (33% in)
  • To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (6% in)
  • 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?
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (50% in)
  • 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.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (83% in)
  • 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.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (24% in)
  • Don't they see the hallmark of death in those faces, and the hallmark of life in his?
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (97% in)
  • Don't they see the hallmark of death in those faces, and the hallmark of life in his?
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (97% in)

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