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Usage examples for denote

  1. Too many jewels denote vulgarity. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  2. She seemed to be turned of the middle age, was of a lofty carriage, tall, thin, weather- beaten, and wretchedly attired; her eyes were inflamed with weeping, and her looks displayed that wildness and peculiarity which denote distraction. – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  3. He then informed the youngsters that the line was only imaginary, to denote the sun's course round the globe. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. While Wallie remained in this posture conjecturing, the door between the room next to him and that of Mr. Penrose was struck smartly several times, and with a vigour to denote that there was temper behind the blows which fell upon it. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  5. She could not be said to denote the Woman in the House. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  6. Now do not my, thy, his, her, our, your, their, and mine, thine, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs, all equally denote possession? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. Some others, however, have done still worse: as, There are three personal pronouns; so called, because they denote the three persons, who are the subjects of a discourse, viz. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  8. All these denote little things, and are called diminutives. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. He was a young man of more than average ability, not strictly handsome, but possessed a good figure and pleasant, intelligent countenance, though the lower portion of the face was disappointing, for it did not denote decision of character or massive strength. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  10. The old divines employed it to denote the union of the divine and human natures in the person of Christ, or the peculiar properties or qualifications with which, as the Messiah, he was furnished, to act in the character of our Mediator. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  11. Pale and gaunt, with the hollow eyes that denote bodily suffering, and the deep cruel lines that speak of mental care. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  12. 22. Which is the definite article, and what does it denote? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
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