The finish of collar, cuffs, girdle and placket are hallmarks of good dressmaking.
Plain-speaking at a crisis was the hallmark of the loose and conniving time.
One is the true hallmark, the symbol of the guildhall where it was assayed.
All mountings are of silver, beautifully sculptured and engraved and bear curious Turkish hallmarks.
The staff had presented six silver (hallmarked) nutcrackers, and a handsomely bound volume of Cowper's Poetical Works.
Her voice was low and rich, with a charming roundness that seemed the very hallmark of gentility.
I saw that she had the fearless, open attitude to life, which is the hallmark of the revolutionists.
The great Highland bagpipe is the hallmark of a race whose achievements are second to none in the world.
She felt that the meager abode which she must name home had received the hallmark of a "toff's" approval.
One of the hallmarks of Schubert's symphonies is his impressionistic treatment of orchestral tints, both pure and in mixture.
In a measure, crudities of this nature and peculiarities not found in clocks from the great centers are hallmarks of genuineness.
"Because, my boy, there is a self-consciousness about all forced things, and the hallmark of the Bohemian is an absolute ingenuousness."
Other languages are the qualifications of waiters and commercial travelers: Greek is to a man of position what the hallmark is to silver.
Other tokens of esteem may be silver, gilt, or plated ware, but jealousy is the hallmark of sincerity; jealousy is at least eighteen karats fine.
The most common counterfeit is made by joining a perfectly new bowl to the handle of a genuine Georgian teaspoon that bears an irreproachable hallmark.
Poverty was stamped all over it, that is, if lack of worldly possessions and general dilapidation must be taken as the hallmark of poverty.
Hallmarks of the Renaissance are designs which were taken from Greek and Roman mythology, and allegories representing the elements, seasons, months and virtues.
He seemed to capture the best of both worlds: the forthrightness of an American and the intuitive self-confidence I've come to think of as a hallmark of the East.
Its hallmark is that it precedes the use of reason; is a form of perception, imposes a certain character on the data of our senses before the data reach the intelligence.
The United States knows that Russia will not jeopardize the relevance of the Security Council - one of the few remaining hallmarks of past Soviet grandeur - by vetoing an American-sponsored resolution.
A success or a failure he might become, as the world judges, but until the end he would be too large for that littleness which is too often a hallmark of success, the littleness of petty vanity.
Woe betide other women who arouse their jealousy, for they will scandalize and blight the reputation of the purest of their sex in the suburban belief that the invention of scandal is the hallmark of smartness.
In the works of many Augustan writers, too, it is easy to see how the enthusiasm for individualism, later to become one of the hallmarks of romanticism, actually sprang from an earlier faith in a God-directed universe of law and order.
He viewed Paris through eyes which magnified, perhaps, but never distorted; and his impressions, as set down on paper, carry that instant conviction, even to those who have never crossed the Channel, which is the hallmark of truth.
The note of plain direct sincerity which was Page's hallmark never failed to arrest her attention, a little to arouse her wonder, and occasionally, for a reason that she did not like to dwell upon, somewhat to abash her.
This singular turn of mind, which was at that time the defining hallmark of original powers of organization and a personality destined, to all appearances, to exert a great influence on the century, had isolated Francesco from the rest of the world.
By drawing this second version she was providing Hallmark with sentimental froth for those who did not see that humans were replaceable in one's own life and that the whole of a life, itself, was more froth splashed up in the washing of time.