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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betoken  \Be*to"ken\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Betokened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Betokening}.] 
  1.  To  signify  by  some  visible  object;  to  show  by  signs  or 
  tokens. 
 
  A  dewy  cloud,  and  in  the  cloud  a  bow  .  .  . 
  Betokening  peace  from  God,  and  covenant  new 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  foreshow  by  present  signs;  to  indicate  something  future 
  by  that  which  is  seen  or  known  as  a  dark  cloud  often 
  betokens  a  storm. 
 
  Syn:  To  presage;  portend;  indicate;  mark;  note. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  betoken 
  v  1:  be  a  signal  for  or  a  symptom  of  "These  symptoms  indicate  a 
  serious  illness"  [syn:  {bespeak},  {indicate},  {point},  {signal}] 
  2:  indicate  by  signs;  "These  signs  bode  bad  news"  [syn:  {bode}, 
  {portend},  {auspicate},  {prognosticate},  {omen},  {presage}, 
  {foreshadow},  {augur},  {foretell},  {prefigure},  {forecast}, 
  {predict}] 




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