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as a token of (something)

As a gift signifying something (which is usually mentioned after "of"). Take this bottle of wine as a token of my gratitude. The headmaster gave us each a plaque, as a token of her appreciation.
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as a token (of something)

symbolic of something, especially of gratitude; as a memento of something. He gave me a rose as a token of his esteem. Here, take this gift as a token of my appreciation.
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by the same token

Cliché a phrase indicating that the speaker is introducing parallel or closely contrasting information. Tom: I really got cheated! Bob: You think they've cheated you, but, by the same token, they believe that you've cheated them. Some say he is a real charmer, but by the same token others are put off by his manner.
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token gesture

an action or a decision that is so small or inconsequential as to be only symbolic. Offering to pay for my dinner was only a token gesture. That does little to make up for my inconvenience.
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by the same token

because of this same situation or condition University athletes are happy to be in the news, but by the same token, they must not be distracted from their studies. When he liked a woman, he loved her, and, by the same token, when he disliked a woman, he hated her.
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in token of something

(slightly formal)
as a sign or proof of something She shaved her head in token of her grief.
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by the same token

something that you say which means that the thing you are going to say next is true for the same reasons as the thing you have just said When he liked a person, he loved them, and, by the same token, when he didn't like a person, he hated them.
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by the same token

1. In the same way, for the same reason. For example, He has a good ear for music, and by the same token he finds it easy to pronounce foreign words . This phrase today is used in a general way to connect statements that have some logical association with one another. [Mid-1400s]
2. As a corroborating circumstance, as in Boston's population has grown very fast, and by the same token its urban problems have also increased . [Late 1800s]
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in token of

As a sign or symbol of, as in He gave her a ring in token of his love, or In token of our esteem, we dedicate this hospital wing to Dr. Lurie. [Early 1500s]
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by the same token

In like manner; similarly.
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in token of

As an indication of: a ring given in token of love.
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Once you have collected all your tokens stick them into your token collect booklets, fill out the final entry form and send them to us.
Nasdaq:IONN), a provider of infrastructure security solutions that protect critical information and infrastructure from internal and external security threats, recently announced the introduction of `disposable' software-based authentication tokens into its ION Secure solutions suite, representing the first in a set of product announcements the Company expects to make in the coming weeks.
The scheduling question takes the following form: If two tokens take random walks on the same array and every step of each walk is known in advance, can the scheduler keep the tokens from ever colliding by choosing, on each tick of the clock, which token moves?
For example, if you like Digestives, Gingernuts, Hob Nobs, or Rich Tea biscuits, the tokens found on those packets have a token value of five.
BIG CONTEST RULES A numbered token will be printed every week in the Sunday Mail and every day in the Daily Record until August 29.
While the Apple Token Ring NB/c Card ships with new network software, owners of older Apple Token Ring 4/16 NB Card will be able to benefit from the same performance enhancements by obtaining an upgrade to version 1.
as well as their end-users, to manage, via a secure website, all the steps of the token life cycle: creation of the token, token's graphic personalization, user provisioning and enrolment, software deployment on cellphones (on air download or SMS), token activation (first use) or deactivation (in the case of cellphone theft for instance) of the authentication functionO This modular platform is offered either as ASP or in licence mode.
Don't forget to collect tokens for the sport group that you choose to support.
Xircom's CreditCard Token Ring Adapter provides the most compatible solution available when connecting to a Token-Ring network through a portable computer's Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) Release 2.
Residents of small agricultural settlements kept track of their goods by maintaining stores of baked clay tokens--one token for each item, different shapes for different types of items.
Conceived and developed in partnership with the Latin-American company, Inteligensa, the "Dual Output Token capitalizes on nCryptone's patents," underlines Philippe BLOT, Sales SVP, "but also on our partner's know-how in terms of highly secured chip personalization, and of contact-less payment.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Building on Forum Systems' leadership in SOA security, Forum today announced the release of Forum Sentry[TM] Security Token Service (STS).
APPLE ANNOUNCES NEW MACTCP TOKEN RING EXTENSION AT INTEROP SPRING '92
Support for a new software token for BlackBerry(R) handsets which enables remote users logging into the corporate network from a desktop or laptop via a VPN to use their BlackBerry to generate the random password required for two-factor authentication - eliminating the need to carry a separate token