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Definition of Litmus

Litmus

  1. A dyestuff extracted from certain lichens (Roccella tinctoria, Lecanora tartarea, etc.), as a blue amorphous mass which consists of a compound of the alkaline carbonates with certain coloring matters related to orcin and orcein.

Litmus Quotations

If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next.
Lady Gaga

I don't have many litmus tests, but this is one: Any candidate who doesn't understand that we need to balance the budget should not be president of the United States.
Jim DeMint

Most often, qualifications are defined by the credentials of the person who last held the job. If that is to continue to be the litmus test, white males will continue to be the top choice on any list, if the interviewer is also a white male.
Madeleine M. Kunin

Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days.
John Pilger

Perhaps measuring animal intelligence by comparing it to human intelligence isn't the best litmus test.
Ingrid Newkirk
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Litmus Translations

litmus in German is Lackmus