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1. in. to cause trouble for fun; to stir things up. (Black.) What are all these cats signifying about anyway?
2. in. to try to look more important than one really is; to brag; to strut one’s stuff. (Black.) See that dude signify like somebody important?
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Dishes made with oranges and mandarins signify wealth and good fortune.
Summary: Figures for its tenders usually signify a required minimum.
At the conclusion of the day though, the Pagodas were dismantled to signify the triumph of good over evil.
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com is an abundant resource for all things that signify an ideological movement down the corporate ladder, down the food chain, and down to earth.
Unlike Moore, Gibbard thinks there is no need to appeal to non-natural properties to characterize what is signified by normative terms: normative terms signify ordinary natural properties.
Water is thus the most apt sign to signify the imparting of the supernatural life of grace, supernatural cleansing and purification, and a spiritual dying to the old Adam and a rising in Christ.
Roads in the shape of a bent leg signify leg problems and often there will be someone lame in the house.
One had the overwhelming sense that these objects must signify something specific, mystical, psychedelic--but what?
While these tropes are not equally persuasive in organizing the discussion--by the end of the book "market," for example, has come to signify the virtually total commodification of subject/object relations in western modernity--Raman clings valiantly to them as a skeleton on which to drape the densely varied material he invokes.
Marrouchi frankly acknowledges that "all texts signify on other texts" (2002, 6).
Barry Miller, well acquainted himself with analytic philosophy, shows cogently that all such objections are based on flawed presuppositions, such as that all real predicates signify a property that inheres in a pre-existing subject, which cannot be true of "exists.
The black flag with white skull and crossbones symbol was adopted to signify the Jolly Rogers.
Yet one needs to keep in mind that, depending on their context, similar signs can signify different meanings.