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Hallmark   /hˈɑlmˌɑrk/   Listen

A distinctive characteristic or attribute.  Synonyms: earmark, stylemark, trademark.
A mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity.  Synonyms: assay-mark, authentication.

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"Hallmark" Quotes from Famous Books

... a delightful book to leave about, with its vellum binding, dainty ribbons, and the hallmark of a great publisher's name. But when we seek within we find love with its thousand voices and wayward moods, its shy graces and seemly reticences, love which has its throne and robe of state as well as the garment of the beggar maid, love which is before time ...
— The Roadmender • Michael Fairless

... back—all combined likenesses to his parents. But who could say which blood dominated his tiny person? Only the exquisite soft, pale brown of his satiny skin called loudly and insistently that he was of a race older than the composite English could ever boast; it was the hallmark of his ancient heritage—the birthright ...
— The Moccasin Maker • E. Pauline Johnson

... right here in this city. In fact," and his eyes twinkled suspiciously, "I'm not quite sure that isn't an excellent name for them. Quite a few are nicely varnished, and in a general way they've hall-marked gold or silver tops. The hallmark, however, guarantees only the trimmings, and from one or two specimens that I've come across I've a suspicion that in some cases the timber's rotten. When you choose a stick you want a sound one—one that you can lean on when ...
— The Gold Trail • Harold Bindloss

... to do with the characteristic sobriety of Israel. Wine forms part of almost every Jewish rite, including the marriage ceremony. Wine thus becomes associated with religion, and undue indulgence is a sin as well as a vice. 'No joy without wine,' runs an old Rabbinic prescription. Joy is the hallmark of Judaism; 'Joyous Service' its summary of man's relation to the Law. So far is Judaism from being a gloomy religion, that it is almost too light-hearted, just as was the religion of ancient Greece. But the Talmud tells us of a class who in the early part of the first century were ...
— Judaism • Israel Abrahams

Words linked to "Hallmark" :   mould, mold, mark, marking, characteristic, marker, authentication, trademark, stylemark

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