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Use "yardsticks" in a sentence
"A fixation on meeting quarterly earnings estimates and other short-term yardsticks would give way to longer-term thinking as a more expansive business agenda is recognized and rewarded by investors."
"The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index beat other big-name yardsticks and posted its biggest gain in four years, up 9.8%."
"He was unique in proposing a programme for more frequent reviews that would draw world attention to progress or the lack of it by the nuclear powers and "yardsticks" by which nations could measure non-proliferation and arms control pacts."