Reeling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature BetokeningI thought I was once more by the side of the Sphere, whose lustrous hue betokened that he had exchanged his wrath against me for perfectly placability.ndash;Edwin A. Abbott in Flatland.I thought I was once more by the side of the Sphere, whose lustrous hue betokened that he had exchanged his wrath against me for perfect placability.ndash;Edwin A. Abbott in Flatland (illustrated version).That, which thou seest in the under bow, Was William, whom that land bewails, which weeps For Charles and Frederick living: now he knows How well is lov'd in heav'n the righteous king, Which he betokens by his radiant seeming.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).A forest at a few miles' distance on both the right and left bank of the river betokened dry land.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.At first sight the little bay was a tempting refuge, but upon closer examination I observed ominous dark patches in the clear water, which betokened dangerous reefs, and other light green portions that denoted sandy shallows.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879.In another instant he seized the dingy in his immense jaws, and the crash of splintered wood betokened the complete destruction of my favourite boat.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.She has wrapped her shadowy form in flame, or perhaps the flame betokens that she exists but for a moment.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Magic Skin (tr Ellen Marriage).The mound of broken bottles at the rear betokened the drinks of the past, while the mind dwelt lovingly on those of the present.ndash;E.J. Banfield in Tropic Days.His trim waist and powerful shoulders betokened his trade.ndash;Rex Beach in The Auction Block.It was an elegant equipage; the servants were dressed in rich livery; the horses caparisoned in the most costly style; and everything betokened that the establishment belonged to a scion of England's proudest aristocracy.ndash;Joel Benton in A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career. Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum.
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