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 Meanings and Examples of BETOKEN
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betoken
 v.  signify; indicate; be a visible sign of; give evidence of
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  The brigandish guise which the Canaller so proudly sports; his slouched and gaily-ribboned hat betoken his grand features.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
2  Having dispelled the cold, he turned eagerly to the smoking mess which was placed before him, and ate with a haste and an apparent relish, that seemed to betoken long abstinence from food.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  Fifth Avenue had become a nightly torrent of carriages surging upward to the fashionable quarters about the Park, where illuminated windows and outspread awnings betokened the usual routine of hospitality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
4  The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on board of the whaler we had spoken was this: the wind and sea betokened storms.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
5  For I believe that much of a man's character will be found betokened in his backbone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
6  Presently, the vapours in advance slid aside; and there in the distance lay a ship, whose furled sails betokened that some sort of whale must be alongside.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
7  His step was elastic, and his face betokened inward pleasantry, as he advanced to Mr. Bumble, and shook him cordially by the hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
8  Her extraordinary fixity, her conspicuous loneliness, her heedlessness of night, betokened among other things an utter absence of fear.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
9  She had not far retraced her steps when sounds in front of her betokened the approach of persons in conversation along the same path.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
10  Holmes sat silently, with his head thrown back and his eyes closed, in an attitude which might seem listless to a stranger, but which I knew betokened the most intense self-absorption.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
11  His thin face, deeply furrowed by care, and the bold outline of his strongly marked features, betokened a man more accustomed to exercise his mental faculties than his physical strength.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
12  Nothing betokened that the man knew anything of what had occurred.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
13  And this time the tone and manner in which the command was given, betokened such growing hostility that the two young men perceived, for the first time, that the mandate was addressed to them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
14  It could have betokened nothing short of the anticipated execution of some noted culprit, on whom the sentence of a legal tribunal had but confirmed the verdict of public sentiment.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
15  This morbid meddling of conscience with an immaterial matter betokened, it is to be feared, no genuine and steadfast penitence, but something doubtful, something that might be deeply wrong beneath.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
Example Sentence:
1  The well-equipped docks, tall piles of cargo containers, and numerous vessels being loaded all betoken Oakland's importance as a port.