sterling qualities

sterling qualities

Outstanding characteristics. The word sterling, long denoting a standard of value or purity for money, is believed to have come from a medieval coin that was marked with a star. It was extended to anything of sound intrinsic worth by the early nineteenth century. Washington Irving used it in The Alhambra (1832): “The nephew is a young man of sterling worth.”
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The BSO Forum National Chairman, Dr Mammud Abubakar spoke in glowing terms of the sterling qualities of Architect Bulama and all the Coordinators adopted him as the sole candidate of the group.
The reality is that the police hierarchy has failed to inculcate sterling qualities of head and heart in personnel under their command.
Others, too, had taken note of the sterling qualities in her that had impressed me," shares Willie.
He listens in disbelief as all his sterling qualities are listed and gasps with shock when he is told to reconsider his decision.
Colleagues and friends remember James Alvarez, a researcher at the University of the Philippines Los Banos-Museum of Natural History (UPLB-MNH), for his diligence and attention to details, the 'sterling qualities' of a taxonomist-ecologist, his mentor said.
This is one of the sterling qualities of Rotarians - they set the foundation for those who come after them to be better than them.
He also added that sterling qualities of head and heart take shape in school boundaries.
In her remarks, the State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, extolled the sterling qualities of late Mrs Goldcoast Dickson whom she noted, was a confidant, pillar of support to the Dickson family and a devout Christian.
Max would rather wait for the next acting challenge to come her way, work hard on it and amaze film fans with her sterling qualities as a performer.
They are all grieving for the loss of the family head, who was loved and respected due to his sterling qualities of mind and spirit.
At the funeral, led by celebrant Gail More, mourners heard of his sterling qualities as a family man and a friend.
Kobbekaduwa "was trusted, admired and highly respected by Tamils of every political tincture for his sterling qualities of fairplay, honesty and integrity".
His sterling qualities endeared him to the national team Coach Felix Sanchez who rewarded with a national team call up for Qatar's friendly games against European Iceland and Czech Republic, where he mad his debut.
Yet it was enough to set off celebrations all round, ignoring the many sterling qualities of candidate Trump.
Masood's daughter Tooba and his son Asad shared with the audience memories of their late father while others also remembered with great nostalgia their association with the late Masood Hamid and recounted all those sterling qualities and warmth that he represented.