Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular present simple form of signify

Etymologies

signify + -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Oh, that is my dear brother, Peter -- his name signifieth

    Cupology How to Be Entertaining

  • Quoth he, "Of the love my father bore me, he gave me this name, but a name signifieth naught;" and quoth she in wonder, "O my son, take the price of thy goods."

    Arabian nights. English

  • It was given the name Babel, because the term signifieth “the place where the confusion of tongues arose.”

    Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

  • The phrase, rendered into plain English, signifieth, cleaning his boots.

    Oliver Twist

  • The force and emphasis of the expression, seems to set forth more, than that it should barely import they are in his power; the phrase signifieth withal a positive act that is put forth in reference to their being so; that is, an act of the divine will which hath determined with itself that it will have the matter so, that such times and seasons shall remain in his own hand and power.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • To die for every tenet that serveth the ambition or profit of the clergy is not required; nor is it the death of the witness, but the testimony itself that makes the martyr: for the word signifieth nothing else but the man that beareth witness, whether he be put to death for his testimony, or not.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • To die for every tenet that serveth the ambition, or profit of the Clergy, is not required; nor is it the Death of the Witnesse, but the Testimony it self that makes the Martyr: for the word signifieth nothing else, but the man that beareth Witnesse, whether he be put to death for his testimony, or not.

    Leviathan

  • Notwithstanding of all this, in his trouble and poverty (the word signifieth both), he made this great preparation for the house of God; and if God had given him leave, he had, in his trouble, built it too, for you well know he was not hindered from building the temple by the wars or any other business, but only because God would not permit him.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • 34 LITERARY ANECDOTES. take, if I mistake not, the word signifieth to be held in the hands and quickly read * -

    Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer ...

  • Quoth he, “Of the love my father bore me, he gave me this name, but a name signifieth naught;” and quoth she in wonder, “O my son, take the price of thy goods.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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