SIGNIFY in a Sentence

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For SIGNIFY, below is one of 84 sentences:
His aged face had none of those disagreeable wrinkles at the top of the forehead, which signify malice or stupidity.

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 Meanings and Examples of SIGNIFY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  denote; mean; indicate
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  It does not signify if I knew twenty ways; for he has seen me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
2  Wickham will soon be gone; and therefore it will not signify to anyone here what he really is.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 40
3  She was sure they should be married some time or other, and it did not much signify when.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 52
4  He afterwards showed me a wisp of hay, and a fetlock full of oats; but I shook my head, to signify that neither of these were food for me.
Gulliver's Travels 2 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
5  Which I fully believed it were, Pip," said Joe, slightly tossing his head, "though it signify little now, sir.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVII
6  Without I was informed agen, the danger ain't so much to signify.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XL
7  Alexey Alexandrovitch smiled coldly, with his lips alone, meaning to signify to her and to himself the firmness of his conviction; but this warm defense, though it could not shake him, reopened his wound.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 12
8  But in order to signify in some way her preparation for dinner, she asked the maid to brush her dress, changed her cuffs and tie, and put some lace on her head.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 22
9  Now issued black man in fuzzy wig; coffee-coloured ditto in silver turban; they signify presumably the League of.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
10  If we were not related, it would not signify; but as cousins, she would feel scrupulous as to any proposal of ours.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
11  Sam and the brandy soon arrived, and it was administered by the light of the lantern; after which she became sufficiently conscious to signify by signs that something was wrong with her foot.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
12  The Thenardier made one of those movements of surprise which signify neither assent nor refusal.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
13  His aged face had none of those disagreeable wrinkles at the top of the forehead, which signify malice or stupidity.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
14  It does not signify, gentlemen," continued the cardinal, without appearing to be in the least swerved from his first intention by the diversion which Athos had started, "it does not signify, gentlemen.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 51 OFFICER
15  Ali reappeared for the third time, and drew back the tapestried hanging which concealed the door, to signify to his master and Albert that they were at liberty to pass on.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
Example Sentence:
1  Some tribes use special facial markings to signify status.
2  Don't worry about being late - it doesn't signify.
3  The church bell used to be rung to signify disaster.
4  There, I had a friend's face under my gaze; and what did it signify that those young ladies turned their backs on me? I looked at it; I smiled at the speaking likeness: I was absorbed and content.
5  However, the Multiplication Table doesn't signify: let's try Geography.
6  Lichun traditionally signifies the beginning of spring in East Asian cultures.
7  It signifies we should go now.
8  This mark signifies that the products conform to an approved standard.
9  Possible teenage suicide pacts and the potential for traumatizing fear in young children has prompted The NASA to release a video this week discounting theories that the end of the Maya calendar on December 21st, signifies the end of the world.
10  Becoming a father signified that he was now an adult.
11  The contrasting approaches to Europe signified a sharp difference between the major parties.