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  • v  be a signal for or a symptom of
  • v  indicate by signs

  • This may betoken the decline of Protestantism, or it may be a kind of built-in unity movement on the grass-roots level.
  • Outside, several laborers were repairing the street, among them a tall, dignified old man of 75 named Lawrence Smith, whose white mane and long white mustache seemed to betoken .
  • Tracking shots, twisting boom shots, placements that are either radically high or low they all betoken a director who doesn't trust his material.
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  • U.S. cities still struggling, but it doesn’t seem so dire in Minneapolis
    The economy is improving — yes, Virginia, an increase in jobs, a rising stock market and brisker housing sales all betoken recovery — but American cities are still staggering in the aftermath of the Great Recession.     That's the gist of  "America's Big Cities in Volatile Times," a recently released report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, whose analysts assessed the fiscal health of the 30 ...
    Nov. 25, 2013 - MinnPost

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