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touchstone
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  • Death is so genuine a fact that it excludes falsehood, or betrays its emptiness; it is a touchstone that proves the gold, and dishonors the baser metal.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (10% in)

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