Part of speech: adjective

Having a standard of value or fineness established by the British government.

Part of speech: adjective

Having acceped worth; genuine.

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Usage examples "sterling":

  1. If she likes the curious notions of her aunt, she certainly changes them so that they become delicate fancies, and agree together with the gentle charity she has from her mother and the sterling honesty she gets from her father. - "Paul Patoff", F. Marion Crawford.
  2. Forty thousand sterling is a lot of money, and I expect you, as a man of the world, to excuse my curiosity. - "In Direst Peril", David Christie Murray.
  3. She's come over to see Miss Sterling. - "Polly and the Princess", Emma C. Dowd.