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  • v. Present participle of signalise.


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  • If he who calls himself knight of the Griffin is really desirous of treading in the paths of true chivalry, he will not want opportunities of signalising his valour in the cause of virtue. —

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • Our adventurer would have willingly dispensed with this occasion of signalising himself, his talents being much better adapted to another sphere of life; nevertheless, he affected uncommon alacrity at the prospect of gathering laurels in the field, and subscribed to his fortune with a good grace; foreseeing, that even in a campaign, a man of his art and ingenuity might find means to consult his corporal safety, without any danger to his reputation.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • Notwithstanding this exemption from all duty, our adventurer managed matters so as to pass for a youth of infinite mettle, and even rendered his backwardness and timidity subservient to the support of that character, by expressing an impatience of lying inactive, and a desire of signalising his prowess, which even the disabled condition of his body could scarce restrain.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • The Prince was very anxious to be of service to Delemy, who had ingratiated himself with the former, by signalising himself in feats of arms.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

  • Saw a native signalising to westward, a considerable distance.

    McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia

  • We waved the signalising petticoat and they pulled up, and one got out and came up to the Mill.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • The despatch of the first pioneer to Tanganyika, signalising the inauguration of the African campaign, following so closely upon the successful termination of the Six Year Plan, will be recognised by posterity as the initial move in an undertaking designed to supplement and enrich the record of signal collective services rendered by the members of this community within the confines and throughout the length and breadth of its homeland.

    Unfolding Destiny

  • "But now the plains of Mount Oliphant began to whiten, and Robert was summoned to relinquish the pleasing scenes that surrounded the grotto of Calypso, and armed with a sickle, to seek glory by signalising himself in the fields of Ceres; and so he did, for although but about fifteen, I was told that he performed the work of a man."

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • Since then it has made enormous strides in a branch totally different from that signalising its decline.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • It will be well to begin by signalising certain points in the moral psychology of man.

    The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage


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