Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
I think television's become a downright dangerous thing. It has no moral barometer whatsoever. If you want to talk about something that is all about money, just watch the television.
The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
Tourism is a barometer of normalcy, and tourism is doing exceptionally well. Of course, we are starting from a low base, but we are a rising star in Europe.
Intel has become a fairly significant barometer.
We've only won one game where we gave up over 60 points. That was our barometer this season. If we gave up 60 points, we weren't going to win.
The Dow is more a barometer of the economy and not so much the stock market. The photography sector isn't all that crucial to the economy.
We should start getting a good barometer on the guys as far as endurance is concerned. So much of golf of battling through and being mentally tough when you're tired, and I think coming down the stretch, we're going to be tested on that.
The statistics will tell you that: They scored more points. That's usually a pretty good barometer for the effect that the rule changes had on the game for that year. The numbers, in this case, don't lie.
Copper is often perceived to be the barometer for market conditions and therefore a significant fall in copper prices could remove speculative support from other metals.
Well we can try to measure democracy, just as you measure temperature with a thermometer, or pressure with a barometer.
Contractors are a good barometer and they were complaining loudly and long. Many of them said they would turn in an incomplete bid or would not bid.
I've always enjoyed it as a football fan. But as a market analyst, I always turn to our January barometer .
Rankings really mean nothing at this point. It's going to be a good barometer of where we are early in the season.
Gold is as much a mirror of current human events as it is a barometer of future asset values.
I would imagine they'll use their 20-day price trigger as the barometer, which means not until the end of June, by when we should know what the UN is doing with smart sanctions.
We carry out this competitive performance barometer for the airline industry each year.
Ever since Tiananmen, of course, the U.S. has used human rights both as a barometer and as a weapon against China.
The Readers' Choice Award is a barometer of PerfectDisk's success in the Windows market. These two awards highlight the importance of PerfectDisk's key differentiators -- free space consolidation and complete single pass defragmentation. The overwhelming response from users is the ultimate validation of PerfectDisk. By consistently listening to their feedback we continue to break new ground.
I think what makes us human - is our interconnectedness among people. It's our ability to form and maintain relationships. It's the barometer by which we call ourselves human.
Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director's hat is only trying to justify his position.