It does give a candidate that stamp of approval if they have Jim in their corner.
Forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”
And while Serena and Venus continue to be the beacon of the sport, no outright future champion has made his or her stamp.
Obama dodged a bullet—and the right will be left to stamp its feet.
The Malcolm X Black Heritage stamp was issued in 1999, two years after my mother passed away.
The design of the stamp was simply adapted from that of the discarded 12d.
This operation is performed by a female, with the aid of a stamp.
Perhaps that boy of yours is born with the stamp of victory upon him—who knows?
When I reached his side, the stamp of death was on his face.
The stamp of the elegant simplicity of Cyrus, the Persian, was upon it.
Old English stempan "to pound in a mortar, stamp," from Proto-Germanic *stampojanan (cf. Old Norse stappa, Middle Dutch stampen, Old High German stampfon, German stampfen "to stamp with the foot, beat, pound," German Stampfe "pestle"), from nasalized form of PIE root *stebh- "to support, place firmly on" (cf. Greek stembein "to trample, misuse;" see staff (n.)). The meaning "impress or mark (something) with a die" is first recorded 1560.
Related: Stamped; stamping. To stamp out "extinguish (a fire) by stamping on it" is attested from 1851 in the figurative sense. Stamping ground "one's particular territory" (1821) is from the notion of animals. Italian stampa "stamp, impression," Spanish estampar "to stamp, print," French estamper "to stamp, impress" are Germanic loan-words.
mid-15c., "stamping tool," from stamp (v.). Sense of "official mark or imprint" (to certify that duty has been paid on what has been printed or written) dates from 1540s; transferred 1837 to adhesive labels issued by governments to serve the same purpose as impressed stamps. Stamp-collecting is from 1862.