He says he supports a Palestinian state but when he speaks on the Middle East he generally recites the standard AIPAC half-truths.
He's been a standard on MadTV (which was recently cancelled) since 2003—one of his most famous characters being “Funkenstein.”
This is most obvious when expensive forms of trash are forced to backflip until they obviate their standard uses.
In 2005, Spike Lee took what was supposed to be a standard book tour interview on CNN and made it legendary.
In embracing the standard option, same-sex couples are lending it a new, radicalized flavor.
She adores him, but her standard of perfection is so exalted few can attain it.
At least they will be my standard of conduct in the path before me.
The result will be a considerable rise in the standard of care.
He measured your blindness and weakness by the standard of His own knowledge and almightiness.
For the present we will accept thirty degrees of roller action as the standard.
mid-12c., "flag or other conspicuous object to serve as a rallying point for a military force," from Old French estandart, probably from Frankish *standhard, literally "stand fast or firm," a compound of words similar to Gothic standan "to stand" (see stand) and hardus "hard" (see hard). So called because the flag was fixed to a pole or spear and stuck in the ground to stand upright.
The other theory connects the Old French word to estendre "to stretch out," from Latin extendere (see extend). Meaning "unit of measure" is early 14c., from Anglo-French, where it was used 13c., and is perhaps metaphoric, the royal standard coming to stand for royal authority in matters like setting weights and measures. Hence the meaning "authoritative or recognized exemplar of quality or correctness" (late 15c.).
Meaning "rule, principal or means of judgment" is from 1560s. That of "definite level of attainment" is attested from 1711 (e.g. standard of living, 1903). Some senses (e.g. "upright pole," mid-15c.) seem to be influenced by stand (v.). Standard-bearer in the figurative sense is from 1560s.
standard stan·dard (stān'dərd)
An acknowledged measure of comparison for quantitative or qualitative value; a criterion.
An object that under specified conditions defines, represents, or records the magnitude of a unit.
Serving as or conforming to a standard of measurement or value.
Widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence.