mark with

mark (someone or something) with (something)

1. To make one or more marks on someone or something with a particular material. I've marked all your papers with red ink so that you can see my corrections clearly. The priest marked the celebrants with ash on their foreheads.
2. To place a specific number, letter, or other symbol on someone or something to indicate a particular meaning. The bouncer marked everyone's hands with a large X if they were underage. Mark the crates with a 1 if they are being delivered to Texas, and mark them with a 2 if they are being delivered to New York.
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mark someone or something with something

 
1. to use something with which to mark someone or something. She marked one of the twins with a sticker so she could identify him later. Jill marked the ones that were sold with a wax pencil.
2. to place a particular kind of mark on someone or something. The attendant marked the concertgoers who had paid with a rubber stamp. Frank marked the book with his initials.
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References in classic literature ?
I think even now that I might hit any large and goodly mark with a bow like this.
Joanna Dewey, for example, reads Mark with a feminist focus that reveals the major role of women disciples and women characters in the story, but she finds that the ending, as narrated, still portrays the women disciples as having failed, just as their male counterparts did.
For example, if you want a high-contrast mark with no measurable surface disruption and shallow penetration into the material, a higher frequency (produced by so-called frequency tripling or quadrupling) may work best.
Such motifs call for a parabolic reading of Mark: for an approach to Mark with a sense of wonder, awe, and holy fear" (196-97).
Munro (150-54) dearly connects Sula's mark with Nel as well as with Sula.