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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of presignify.

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Examples

  • India; if from the western, there is plenty in Syria; and if from all four angles, general plenty is presignified.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Again; he proved at the same time that the thing is not new, but ancient, as it was presignified and foretold from the beginning.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

  • America, a still more terrible calamity to that great nation than the success of Moltke's operations to the French, may be regarded by believers as presignified by the great comet of 1861.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • Constantinople, 'so great was the danger which hung over the city, that it was presignified and portended by a huge blazing comet which reached from heaven to the earth, the like whereof no man had ever seen before.'

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • The upper rags which Ulysses wore fell from his shoulder, and his own kingly likeness returned, when he rushed to the great hall door with bow and quiver full of shafts, which down at his feet he poured, and in bitter words presignified his deadly intent to the suitors.

    The Adventures of Ulysses

  • Jacob saw, when he too, blind in old age yet with an enlightened heart, threw light on the nation of men yet to come -- presignified in the persons of his own sons -- and laid his hands mystically crossed upon his grandchildren by Joseph (not as their father, who saw them from without, but as though he were within them), and distinguished them aright [375]: this is the true Light; it is one, and all are one who see and love it.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • {72a} and the plunder of the churches, when they carried off the holy vessels by violence, and made the heathen carry them: and when too they forced the heathens from the prisons to join them, and in their presence did on the holy table what they would. {72b} Then we all perceived that the kicks of those mules presignified to Antony what the Arians are now doing without understanding, like the brutes.

    The Hermits

  • This the old man saw, and after two years there befell the present inroad of the Arians, {72a} and the plunder of the churches, when they carried off the holy vessels by violence, and made the heathen carry them: and when too they forced the heathens from the prisons to join them, and in their presence did on the holy table what they would. {72b} Then we all perceived that the kicks of those mules presignified to Antony what the Arians are now doing without understanding, like the brutes.

    The Hermits

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