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designate
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War and Peace
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  • The commander of the militia was a civilian general, an old man who was evidently pleased with his military designation and rank.
  • In the first he put those who did not take an active part in the affairs of the lodges or in human affairs, but were exclusively occupied with the mystical science of the order: with questions of the threefold designation of God, the three primordial elements—sulphur, mercury, and salt—or the meaning of the square and all the various figures of the temple of Solomon.

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  • But no: the answers he had given when questioned had come back to him in his designation as "the man who does not give his name," and under that appellation, which to Pierre seemed terrible, they were now leading him somewhere with unhesitating assurance on their faces that he and all the other prisoners were exactly the ones they wanted and that they were being taken to the proper place.

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as in: designated driver Define
assign someone or something for a particular purpose
as in: designated by a star on the map Define
indicate or signify (show something in a particular way)
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