Usage examples for denote

  1. The little oval metal placques one sees now and then affixed to houses in Georgetown were, in those days, put only on the houses of the members of the volunteer companies to denote that " here lives a fireman." – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  2. Above all, I ponder over the mystery of their tiny slits of eyes, drawn back and up so far that the tight- drawn lids can hardly open; the mystery of their expression, which seems to denote inner thoughts of a silly, vague, complacent absurdity, a world of ideas absolutely closed to ourselves. – Madame Chrysantheme Complete by Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. All these denote little things, and are called diminutives. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. But, while M. Comte is so far in the right, we often, as already intimated, find him using the name metaphysical to denote certain practical conclusions, instead of a particular kind of theoretical premises. – Auguste Comte and Positivism by John-Stuart Mill
  8. He made an abrupt movement which seemed to denote suppressed impatience. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  9. We find that it was a sacred title; and, when single, it was conferred upon a Babylonish Deity: but, when repeated, it must denote greater excellence: for the Amonians generally formed their superlative by doubling the positive: thus Rab was great; Rabrab signified very great. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  10. 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
  11. In all these, and perhaps some others, st denote something firm and fixed. – A Grammar of the English Tongue by Samuel Johnson
  12. 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
  13. We were, as we believed, many hundred miles from any land; but this apparition seemed to denote that it was not, in reality, so distant as we had supposed. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  14. I thought this young creature more and more charming, yet I could not suppose her to be anything else but an adventurers, and I was astonished at discovering in her those noble and delicate feelings which denote a good education. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. 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
  16. She could not be said to denote the Woman in the House. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  17. Too many jewels denote vulgarity. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 22. Which is the definite article, and what does it denote – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown