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betokening


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  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. 




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