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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of signalise.


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  • A further piece of good fortune signalised 1840, when Sir Timothy relented to the extent of settling 400l. a year upon his grandson on occasion of his attaining a majority and taking his degree.

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  • Because the volumes across the bridge are controlled by signalised intersections at each end of the bridge.

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  • The world, I believe, could scarce have tempted her to so offensive a mark of superiority as has just been exhibited by Lady Alithea Selmore, who has ingeniously discovered a method of being signalised as the most important person out of twenty, by making herself nineteen enemies. '


  • In 1880 Benjamin Button was twenty years old, and he signalised his birthday by going to work for his father in Roger Button & Co.

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  • The dinner was as remarkable for the splendour and completeness of its appointments as the mansion itself, and the company were remarkable for doing it ample justice, in which respect Messrs Pyke and Pluck particularly signalised themselves; these two gentlemen eating of every dish, and drinking of every bottle, with a capacity and perseverance truly astonishing.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • The good gentleman felt the delicacy and dexterity of the touch, and at once proposed the health of the gentleman, name unknown, who had signalised himself, that night, by his coolness and alacrity.

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  • The troops of his nation signalised themselves in this war for anything but courage, and young Van Cutsum,

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  • Many people still remember what a disturbed and difficult time that was, and by what incidents it was signalised in St. Petersburg.

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  • A far more thorough conquest than that which the day of Hastings signalised was accomplished by an army of a more pacific kind, which crossed the Channel piecemeal, bringing in their hands, not bows and swords, but new dishes and new wines.

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  • That sun rose broad on Whitsuntide: the gathering of the schools was signalised by splendid weather.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte


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