Usage examples for signification

  1. The term received an improved and more noble signification in the times of chivalry, when the desire to please manifested itself in feats of arms, and personal conflict. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. 12: 13. This text as rendered in the Septuagint version brings out clearer the true signification: " Hear the end of the matter, the sum. – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  3. The character of this pious worthy Gentleman is well known; my praise can be of no use or signification at all. – A Narrative Of The Most Remarkable Particulars In The Life Of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, An African Prince, As Related By Himself by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
  4. 16 suits very well, according to the view which we have taken, in its ordinary signification, " for." – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  5. The light shewed Winnie's face flushed and unresting, and of doubtful signification about the eyes. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  6. We ourselves decide in favour of the latter signification, which occurs also in chap. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  7. This, said he, is the signification of those stones which were rejected. – The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete by Archbishop Wake
  8. In the latter illustration there are three stars to which I can give no signification. – In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious by W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
  9. A child knows who are its brothers and sisters, long before it has any definite conception of the nature of the facts which are involved in the signification of those words. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  10. The point of a sentence often turns upon a delicate shade of thought conveyed by a particular word, which another of similar signification would not give; if this delicate shade is not appreciated, the writer's thought is either misapprehended, or but imperfectly understood. – Döderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes by Ludwig Döderlein Commentator: S. H. Taylor
  11. I shall conclude this subject with observing, that we never had any Tories in Scotland, according to the proper signification of the word, and that the division of parties in this country was really into Whigs and Jacobites. – Essays by David Hume Commentator: Hannaford Bennett
  12. She dropped him a mock courtesy, and held out her hand in token of amity, when the full signification of what she had said rushed into her mind and flooded her face with crimson. – The King's Stratagem and Other Stories by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. Moreover, as he informs us, the Mexican root of the word is not derived from the primary meaning of the root, but from a secondary and later signification. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  14. The perfect participle in English has both an active and passive signification. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  15. The sober interpreter, then, must have constant reference to the context, as well for the signification of particular terms as for the general sense of the passage under consideration. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  16. Every hoof- beat upon the road was eloquent with signification for them. – The Border Boys Across the Frontier by Fremont B. Deering
  17. Parkhurst gives as its signification, " to choose, choose out." – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  18. But the fact of the special application has not prevented the growth of a wider signification of " sweating" and " sweater." – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  19. Another word of similar signification is Hivite. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce