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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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in his second postulate and in his second thesis, speak only of "any (or every) proposition signifying such-and-such", but he proceeds in later chapters to discuss particular examples, and there it is clear, for example, that he thinks 'Socrates utters a falsehood' signifies (among other things) that Socrates utters a falsehood, and that 'Some proposition is not described by its predicate' signifies that some proposition is not described by its predicate.
During the procession, men carried a huge log and dance in a pool of mud, signifying a divine weapon to chase away pestilence and all sorts of diseases and evils.
s theory of signifying to explain both Cane's revision of the white pastoral and also Gaines's, Morrison's, and Naylor's intertextual engagements with Cane.
The Medieval European Stage provides a wealth of documentary evidence for medieval theater across Europe; Signifying God posits the York Corpus Christi cycle as a type of sacramental, civic theater.
Alternatively, one could argue that for Marrouchi the style is the theory; that as a sometimes Derridean, when he calls his book a "prologue" (2002, 31), he does not expect it to arrive at its goal but to defer such arrival indefinitely; and that he fully expects his readers to deconstruct his myth of a twentieth century origin of world literature, and in so doing to acquire a more multifaceted sense of postcolonial signifying than one could do within the confines of a conventional theory in which claims are taken literally.
refutes is that "exists" must be the thinnest or emptiest of all predicates, signifying only a minimum property applying equally to everything real from quark to Creator.
By focusing attention on "the social life of objects and their complex cultural entanglements as differentially signifying symbols and commodities in colonial and postcolonial histories" (p.
The word has become an intensifier rather than an adverb signifying "in the literal or strict sense.
The author discusses why a CPT code should be viewed as signifying nothing other than the existence of the procedure.
The mock epic similes of the spider, signifying the moderns, and the bee, signifying the ancients, are among the most famous in all of literature.
Measurement and results of the campaign indicated a significant clickthrough rate on phones with auto-play features, signifying that the video was well received by the target audience for its engagement and entertainment value.
The Signifying Dish: Autobiography and History in Two Black Women's Cookbooks.
As intriguing as this reading may be, however, the gesture also can be read as simply signifying sleep and/or melancholy, conditions which, as Garrard herself admits, are perfectly consistent with traditional representations of the saint.
A black candle signifying people is placed at the center of a kinara - similar to a Jewish menorah - between red and green candles, signifying blood and growth, respectively.
Thus the circl e closes in on itself, in what one might call a sentimental signifying system.