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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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Multiple sets are accepted - 1 set per 6 tokens received.
During the bonus week, which will start on Monday, we will be printing double the number of tokens every day.
Based on 3DES encryption standards and available for PalmOS, RIM Blackberry and Microsoft Windows platforms, ION Secure 520 Soft Tokens are software applications designed to replace physical authentication tokens found in the form of a smart card or key fob.
Instead of following tokens along infinite tracks, computer scientists find it convenient to study random walks on a two-dimensional array of points connected by lines.
The tokens printed daily in The Mirror and the Daily Record have a token value of two, whilst those appearing in the Sunday Mirror, Sunday People and the Sunday Mail have a token value of four.
You can enter as often as you like, as long as you have a complete set of 62 tokens for each entry.
McDonald's will continue to sell tokens and 10-packs, not tied to a Value Meal purchase, at the regular token booth price.
In order to meet the pressing needs or a stronger security of electronic exchanges, cellphones can also be used as tokens, providing dynamic passwords which will replace outdated static passwords.
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TODAY'S WISH TOKENS Don't forget to collect tokens for the group that you choose to support.
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.
Today, the number of different tokens found on the market is usually well adapted to the needs of a specific use.
Identity Integration Solution Allows Companies to Offload Authentication Functions, Validate Security Tokens and Exchange Identity Information Using WS-Trust
4's new package of software interfaces streamline the operation of software tokens, smart cards, and USB tokens with various CRYPTOCard-protected services, such as Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) Windows Domain Login, VPN access, and web site access to make "One-PIN-and-You're-In" authenticated system access simpler than ever before for both users and administrators.
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.