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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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by the same token

1. Similarly. In the same manner. I'm not good at math and, by the same token, I struggle with scientific equations.
2. Because of the same causes or the same reasons as what was previously stated. When crime increases, house prices plummet by the same token.
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in token of (something)

In a show or; as a symbol of. In token of our appreciation, we present you with this medal. Nana told me she was giving me her locket in token of her affection for me.
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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

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

You use by the same token to introduce a statement that you think is true for the same reasons that were given for a previous statement. If you give up exercise, your muscles shrink and fat increases. By the same token, if you expend more energy you will lose fat.
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by the same token

in the same way; for the same reason.
1975 Frederick Exley Pages from a Cold Island The student could ask anything he chose, and by the same token Wilson could if he elected choose not to answer.
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by the ˌsame ˈtoken

for the same reasons: The penalty for failure will be high. But, by the same token, the rewards for success will be great.
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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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Funds buying security tokens must be aware of securities laws.
The remainder of the Kit4Kids money will be shared between the schools based on the number of tokens collected per pupil.
We see immense value in the ability for corporations to mandate third party authentication via disposable tokens," commented Tom Loughran, Founder and General Manager of InfoPath Service Assurance, an Alpharetta, Georgia based IT service provider who recently completed successful beta-testing of the latest ION Secure solutions.
For this fickle scheduler, Winkler can specify precisely which arrays of points and connections lend themselves to collision-free navigation by two randomly walking tokens.
Packets of Hula Hoops and Skips each have a token with a token value of one.
Saturday and Sunday tokens can be collected the following Monday, Bank Holiday tokens on the Tuesday.
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.
Once these objects, or tokens, came to be considered as a group, their role in counting and record keeping gradually became more clear.
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.
Using WS-Trust, the Forum Sentry STS automates the validation of security tokens and enables identities to be exchanged for both browser-based and machine-to-machine applications.
Utilizing CRYPTOCard tokens, Enzo provides credential aliasing and two-factor authentication to prevent "side-door" attacks by positively identifying users accessing sensitive databases.
By displaying a randomly-generated password for every log-on attempt, CRYPTOCard's tokens not only make stolen credentials useless to hackers, but also eliminate the need for users to memorize complicated passwords - significantly reducing the help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from users writing them down.
A lost token is readily noticed and can be easily revoked; each generated password is used only once and will never work again - tokens stay in synch with the CRYPTO-Server to manage this process - the result - passwords cannot be stolen, shared, written down or stuck to the side of a monitor.
As a result, BlackBerry users will no longer have to carry a separate device for two-factor authentication, while corporations will benefit by lowering the security costs associated with purchasing and managing hardware tokens.
PingTrust provides rich clients, Web applications and the back-end Web Services they utilize with comprehensive functionality to create, validate and exchange security tokens such as SAML assertions, X.