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signify

1. in. to cause trouble for fun; to stir things up. (Black.) What are all these cats signifying about anyway?
2. in. to try to look more important than one really is; to brag; to strut one’s stuff. (Black.) See that dude signify like somebody important?
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The truth of nature therefore becomes signifiable only in negative terms, as a presence that lacks a physical manifestation, and that resides in this split between his subjective vision of the ecological and its own objective presence.
Writing helps to maintain an economic and class hierarchy through its capacity to be ambiguously signifiable, even unsignifiable, and this incommensurability between the promissory ideal lodged in writing and its manifestation in the real represents Ratliff's history as an immigrant.
This pole of desire belongs to the realm of the signifiable, be it in the imaginary or the symbolic.
As a consequence, as each text borrows its narrative material from others around it, it displaces the constructed reality further and further away from a possible referent so that with each new rendition of pyrogies, pysanky and prairie-homesteads the lived experience of being Canadian-Ukrainian recedes further and further into the signifiable distance.
All these propositions merely veil over the fact that the phallus can only play its role as veiled, that is, as in itself a sign of the latency with which everything signifiable is struck as soon as it is raised (aufgehoben) to the function of signifier.
is to say, as itself a sign of latency with which any signifiable is struck, when it is