• WordNet 3.6
    • n hallmark a distinctive characteristic or attribute
    • n hallmark a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
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  • Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham
    Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham
    “Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty.”
  • Brian Tracy
    “Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.”
  • Andre Maurois
    “Style [Is] the hallmark of a temperament stamped on the material in hand.”
  • John Wells
    John Wells
    “Infantilism is possibly the hallmark of our generation.”


In literature:

He must have the hallmark of the inevitable white man stamped upon his soul.
"South Sea Tales" by Jack London
His hosts, on the other hand, wore an uneasy manner that might have been the hallmark of conscious depravity.
"The Toys of Peace" by Saki
You're jokers, and all that, but you're sterling, with the hallmark on.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It is the work which puts the hallmark on itself; not the whim of the composer.
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
Its hallmark is a pronounced lack of selectivity.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Within, on either side, was a partition, and there was a silver clasp on which the hallmark was English.
"The Powers and Maxine" by Charles Norris Williamson
From the start, their courtship lacked most of the hallmarks of that tender process.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
The staff had presented six silver (hallmarked) nutcrackers, and a handsomely bound volume of Cowper's Poetical Works.
"Eliza" by Barry Pain
That is the hallmark of a plantation.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
Not in exclusive possession, but in universal acceptance, is found the hallmark of truth.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
The style of his commands bears an invariable hallmark of simplicity.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
The fact that the Japanese bears in his features a distinctive racial hallmark, that he wears, so to speak, a racial uniform, classifies him.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
They came garbed in long, flowing, tawdry wrappers, the hallmark of the lives they lived.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
So middle class and a tribute to "doing one's own thing": Rampant, militant individualism, the hallmarks of expression.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
This teapot has for a hallmark an angel; a quaint sugar bowl of like design, also in this collection, shows a crown and bird.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
It was, at all events, the demeanor popularly supposed to be the hallmark of the duchess.
"The Messenger" by Elizabeth Robins
The brute world, in cases of love, exacts marriage as the hallmark of respectability.
"Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
And there goes another of the hallmarks of the gentleman as he was once known to fiction.
"Atlantic Classics" by Various
That's the hallmark o' class.
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
Buttonmakers often stamped their names or easily recognizable hallmarks on the back of their products.
"American Military Insignia 1800-1851" by J. Duncan Campbell

In news:

Hallmark Channel's new lifestyle series Home & Family is undergoing some major renovations.
'Entertainment Tonight's' Mark Steines to Host Hallmark Channel Lifestyle Series.
The MATLET Group's history credits Hallmark with the creation of the company known today as NOVA Marketing Services.
Stability at quarterback has been a hallmark of the Nick Saban era at Alabama.
Hallmark lays off hundreds of employees.
PAM DZAMA It's more than a Hallmark moment.
Janet Anderson, owner of Anderson Hallmark, center, with store managers Diane Ligtenberg, left, and Jill Cutler, right.
Why is Hallmark been such a recognized brand for so many years.
A transient broke into Terry's Hallmark store on West Main Street in Woodland and trashed it early Wednesday morning.
A Woodland Police K-9 took down a suspect who ransacked Terry's Hallmark just after midnight Wednesday.
Get the $5 off $10 Hallmark coupon here: Hallmark Facebook Coupon.
Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Christmas Song' on Hallmark.
0 A music teacher (Natasha Henstridge) must compete for her job when her New York high school is merged with another in the new TV movie "Christmas Song" at 8 pm on Hallmark.
Paper Company Acquires Hallmark Subsidiary.
The Massachusetts company that makes the paper used to print US currency has bolstered its stationery division by buying a Maine-based division of Hallmark Cards.

In science:

The hallmark of this formulation would be that it works even in the case where there is only a single initial quantum state (albeit a mixed state), while still capturing the shift in language we used to reformulate the quantum eavesdropping process.
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
This, of course, is already present in standard bulk mean-field BCS theory via the energy cost of at least 2 ˜∆ involved in creating two quasiparticles, and is one of the hallmarks of superconductivity.
Review: Superconductivity in ultrasmall metallic grains
Within the SM of particle physics, EWSB is realised through the so-called Higgs mechanism, whose unmistakable hallmark would be the discovery of a neutral scalar particle, the Higgs boson (hereafter denoted by H ).
Searches for new particles at LEP: a summary report
Hallmark features of the L-dwarf class are identified.
Three Wide-Separation L dwarf Companions from the Two Micron All Sky Survey: Gl 337C, Gl 618.1B, and HD 89744B
Lattice gauge theory provides a way of understanding the effects of strong interactions at all distance scales, including the long distance effects that are the hallmark of strong interactions and for which traditional methods fail.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
In the nonlinear regime, the hallmark of the Kondo effect is a zero bias anomaly in the differential conductance as shown schematically in Fig. 72; an example from the experiments by Cronenwett et al [293] is shown in Fig. 74.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
Ultimately, the explanation is likely to be statistical, as the larger data set from Soudan 2 now clearly measures an anomalous νµ /νe ratio with the hallmarks of neutrino oscillation .
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
One of the hallmarks of Little Higgs models is the coupling of heavy gauge bosons to Z h.
New Physics at the TeV Scale and Precision Electroweak Studies
In any case the σ(e+ e− → Z h) measurements would be a useful complement to the difermion measurements in some regions of the LH parameter space and would provide a confirmation of this hallmark feature of the LH model.
New Physics at the TeV Scale and Precision Electroweak Studies
The azimuthal angle dependence is the hallmark of RXS from orbital ordering and the thorough analysis including twin effects, the details of which are presented elsewhere , yielded the solid line in the figure.
Orbital ordering and enhanced magnetic frustration of strained BiMnO3 thin films
For the electrically neutral ob jects this Goldstone mode is a hallmark of the symmetry broken phase.
The flow equation approach to the pairing instability problem
Another hallmark signature of spin liquids is the existence of deconfined fractionalized spin-1/2 excitations, usually referred to as spinons.
Excitation spectra and ground state properties of the layered spin-1/2 frustrated antiferromagnets Cs_2CuCl_4 and Cs_2CuBr_4
One hallmark of the Quark-Gluon Plasma is deconfinement, the dissociation due to color screening of hadronic states that are bound in vacuum.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
These fluctuations represent a hallmark of defective quantum transport resulting from the competition between the CBS effect and the AB-flux.
Aharonov-Bohm differential conductance modulation in defective metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes
Such a phase is characterized by a pair-vortex duality, and its hallmark is a universal value for the resistance RQ = h/4e2 at the transition.
Island formation in disordered superconducting thin films at finite magnetic fields