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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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