Definition of bear the stamp of in US English:

bear the stamp of


  • Be clearly identifiable with.

    ‘every work of mine must inevitably bear the stamp of my own personality’
    • ‘Their stamps bear the stamp of respect the humanity had for the Mahatma.’
    • ‘Developers apparently saw little of the picturesque charm of decaying New England fishing villages founded in the age of sail in Great Lakes fishing villages that bore the stamp of industrialization.’
    • ‘Products that come from well-managed forests may bear the stamp of the Forest Stewardship Council.’
    • ‘Rather than bearing the stamp of one strong individual person, our choices are guided by a range of considerations and perspectives.’
    • ‘Since everything to emerge from Western civilization bears the stamp of patriarchy, the argument goes, Western civilization is inherently suspect.’
    • ‘The Christian miracles, he felt, clearly bore the stamp of God upon them.’
    • ‘Brown's recent work, Grace, bears the stamp of Ailey's traditional modern dance aesthetic and will be a Lincoln Center Festival performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.’
    • ‘The new government programme and personnel clearly bear the stamp of the IMF.’
    • ‘Practically all major offensive operations of the Red Army between 1942 and 1945 bear the stamp of his talent as military commander.’
    • ‘Napoleon wanted a new look, clean and severe and bearing the stamp of his preference for masculine and military effects.’
    • ‘Although her novels have recurrent patterns and themes, each bears the stamp of a unique and illuminating talent.’
    • ‘Not only are they dealing with a legal bureaucracy that bears the stamp of communist inefficiency and an absence of accountability, but the judicial system set up in the wake of communism's collapse is also uniquely resistant to change.’
    • ‘The school is the Illinois Institute of Technology, still bearing the stamp of its mid-20th century modernist origins.’
    • ‘The average reader thus thinks the study bears the stamp of approval of an independent academic scholar, when in fact this is nothing more than an illusion.’
    • ‘Even when environmentalists have rejected the faith of their childhood, their actions and convictions often bear the stamp of their religious upbringing.’
    • ‘Poe's ‘tales of terror’ are both horrifying and unforgettable; they bear the stamp of deeply felt nightmares.’
    • ‘But his voice tells another story: raspy and gruff, it still bears the stamp of his native Louisiana.’
    • ‘The undergraduates in my Spelman seminar were born into a different country from the elders, but all of us bore the stamp of where and when we had matured.’
    • ‘Although the taxation policy clearly bears the stamp of the Freedom Party, it has stirred up opposition within the party's ranks.’
    • ‘Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries most of America's leading historians still bore the stamp of New England.’