seal of approval

Definitions

  • Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
    Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seal of approval an indication of approved or superior status
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Usage

In literature:

They put the seal of social approval on the saloon.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
The magazines invented it, but I never knew before that President Norvin Green had stamped it with the seal of his approval.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
Every suggestion I made as to terms of payment and arrangement of furniture was promptly stamped with this seal of approval.
"Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller
The absence of an IMF seal of approval could - and usually does - mean financial suffocation.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
This ball was to be the seal of their approval.
"The Trespasser, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Why not think of it as setting the seal of God's approval upon our accomplishment of His will and purpose for us?
"Our Lady Saint Mary" by J. G. H. Barry
It is not as though the rest of the world had set the seal of its approval upon this kind of examination.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
In the same year the National Education Association, speaking for the public school teachers of the land, added its seal of approval.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
These areopagites of music set the mighty seal of their approval on Moscheles's genius.
"Great Violinists And Pianists" by George T. Ferris
It lasted some thirty years in Cuba and was successful and we have set the seal of our approval on that success.
"The American Revolution and the Boer War, An Open Letter to Mr. Charles Francis Adams on His Pamphlet "The Confederacy and the Transvaal"" by Sydney G. Fisher
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In news:

The Carpet and Rug Institute has added a number of products to its Seal of Approval testing and certification program for carpet cleaning products and equipment.
"Consumers are likely to believe that a business maintains a higher standard when that business participates in a seal-of-approval program," according to a 2002 study from the University of Washington.
Michelle Obama's book gets daughters' seal of approval .
'World's greenest buildings' get seal of approval .
Hospital earns Gold Seal of Approval .
Walmart's Seal of Approval : What Industry Won't Do.
Swede's receives Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval .
Madonna Gives 'Glee' Episode Her Seal of Approval .
No Seal of Approval for Video.
UMMC Receives The Joint Commission's Gold Seal Of Approval .
Skrillex Gives Seal Of Approval To Dutch Choir's Rednition Of "Bangarang".
TBN's PTC Seal of Approval Points the Way for Parents.
Seal of Approval Bestowed on Electronic Health Records.
Accreditation is a big deal — like a seal of approval .
Google's new seal of approval .
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In science:

Since several of the authors of the earlier papers also signed the McNaughton work, this lends a seal of approval to the procedure.
Review of quasi-elastic charge-exchange data in the nucleon-deuteron breakup reaction
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