guide·​post | \ ˈgīd-ˌpōst How to pronounce guidepost (audio) \

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Examples of guidepost in a Sentence

The guidepost said that the camp was to the left.

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As issuance increases, funds that use the Bloomberg Barclays aggregate index as a guidepost for portfolio composition will wind up owning increasingly large amounts of Treasury debt. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "Bond Indexes Bend Under Weight of Treasury Debt," 28 Nov. 2018 Learning more about the careers of Presidents Lincoln, Roosevelt and Reagan offers us guideposts to choosing leaders today, especially those with empathy. WSJ, "Empathy Makes Presidents More Effective," 18 Nov. 2018 Whatever their ages, all of us are part of Generation Rx — a huge, uncontrolled experiment with little precedent and few guideposts. Benedict Carey, New York Times, "Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories," 17 Apr. 2018 In order to give people a guidepost of what we ... That there’s some places that work. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Business management expert and author Tom Peters on Recode Decode," 7 July 2018 But mostly, candidates are exploiting their biographies and touting their endorsements from local officeholders, who can serve as guideposts for voters who don’t know the candidates. New York Times, "What Is That Crowd? It’s the Field of Candidates. Now Pick One.," 1 June 2018 The book’s parting shot: Reality TV may be our best guidepost for understanding modern love. Wired Staff, WIRED, "12 Books You Must Read This Summer," 25 May 2018 Let Linden’s and the Rabbit’s Porta-Potty incidents serve as guideposts for what does not constitute sportsmanship. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "The Unwritten Rules of Sportsmanship," 15 May 2018 The oligarchs list was intended as a guidepost to inform possible U.S. sanctions, though inclusion on the list didn’t necessarily mean that the individual would be ultimately sanctioned by the U.S. Byron Tau, WSJ, "Senators Ask Banks for Information on Accounts Linked to Putin Allies," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of guidepost

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of guidepost was in 1738

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English Language Learners Definition of guidepost

chiefly US : a post next to a trail or road that has a sign on it with directions for travelers


guide·​post | \ ˈgīd-ˌpōst How to pronounce guidepost (audio) \

Kids Definition of guidepost

: a post with signs giving directions for travelers

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