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  • n. Alternative spelling of plumb line.

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Examples

  • Since we are building our whole national identity on a system which uses eugenics as a plumbline for a persons role in society, we should expect to have our DNA on file to tell us whether we can have children, Tell us whether we get medicine, or surgury, and if our children are either mentally or physically deficient, according to a eugenicist, that child will be aborted.

    The Left’s Distraction on Health Care - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • His problem with the neo-conservatives seems to be their nominal worldiness or departure from the standard cultural conservative plumbline.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Libertarian Party candidate for the President of the United States of America

  • Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: 9. And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Not that everyone is going to know everything, or not that everyone is going to be always be right about everything, but if you job a plumbline (ph) through the center of the American people, they tend to get it right.

    CNN Transcript Apr 17, 2003

  • ¶ Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

    Amos 7.

  • Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: and the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jerobo'am with the sword.

    Amos 7.

  • He's in his seventies and straighter than a plumbline.

    Mortal Causes

  • His suitcase was packed, lying on top of the four grey blankets, plumbline straight and squared off at the foot of the bed; just a couple of things for his leather grip on the four-drawer chest, and that was that.

    Civvies

  • The measuring piece should just fit between the plumbline and the wall.

    Chapter 5

  • Fortitude may tear apart the jaws of a lion; Justice may hold a sword, a plumbline, or a set square; and

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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