DENOTATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DENOTATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  meaning or indication; distinguishing by name; something, such as a sign or symbol, that denotes
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  One wore a cap of two staring colors, denoting the class of persons to which she belonged.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
2  All that evening smart sounds denoting an active packing up came from Yeobright's room to the ears of his mother downstairs.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
3  A step, a gesture, a word, on your part, denoting an effort to escape, and you are to be fired upon.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
4  In a flash she remembered Mrs. Trenor's complaints of Carry Fisher's rapacity, and saw that they denoted an unexpected acquaintance with her husband's private affairs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
5  His motions plainly denoted his extreme exhaustion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
6  The deeper tones of one who spoke as having authority were next heard, amid a silence that denoted the respect with which his orders, or rather advice, was received.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13
7  Then a low, but increasing murmur, ran through the multitude, and finally swelled into sounds that denoted a lively opposition in the sentiments of the spectators.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
8  In the meantime, Duncan saw Alice to a place of safety, and then sought the scout, with a countenance that denoted how eagerly he also panted for the approaching contest.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 31
9  He considered that there was denoted a lack of purpose on the part of the generals.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
10  In the regiment there was a peculiar kind of hesitation denoted in the attitudes of the men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
11  They fought swiftly and with a despairing savageness denoted in their expressions.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
12  Mrs. Dashwood looked with pleasure at Marianne, whose fine eyes were fixed so expressively on Willoughby, as plainly denoted how well she understood him.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 14
13  He answered quite seriously, and used the word as if it denoted some profession.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XL
14  Peggotty, who was also looking back on the other side, seemed anything but satisfied; as the face she brought back in the cart denoted.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
15  The young woman continued to advance; and in addition to the lightness of her step, which had betrayed her, she emitted a little cough which denoted a sweet voice.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
Example Sentence:
1  A dictionary will always give us the denotation of a word; frequently, it will also give us the connotations.
2  I recognised his decisive nose, more remarkable for character than beauty; his full nostrils, denoting, I thought, choler.
3  The word “sex” is simply that—a word to denote whether a person is male or female.
4  Maya elites relied on luxury items, such as jade and quetzal feathers, to denote high social rank.
5  The flashing lights denote dangerous roads ahead.
6  The word "lion"denotes a certian kind of animal.
7  The word "dentist"denotes a doctor whose work is the care of teeth.
8  In algebra, the sign X usually denotes an unknown quantity.