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Definition means literally; or indicates
  • The asterisk ("*") denotes a footnote.
denotes = indicates
  • "Multi-" denotes "many."
  • denotes = means
  • He said three failures denote uncommon strength since a weakling would have given up before trying the third time.
    Minna Thomas Antrim
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted?
    George Carlin
  • Lightning rods guarding some graves denoted dead who rested uneasily; stumps of burned-out candles stood at the heads of infant graves.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • denoted = indicated
  •   Thy wild acts denote
      The unreasonable fury of a beast.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • denote = resemble (or indicate)
  • Words denote concepts.
  • The scales in the statue of the Lady of Justice denote a careful weighing of the evidence.
  • Grimaud made a sign to denote that he had done so.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • And what may be the nature of the Figure which I am to shape out by this motion which you are pleased to denote by the word 'upward'?
    Abbott, Edwin  --  Flatland
  • Her very looks denote her desires
    Melville, Herman  --  Typee
  • There was, at times, a want of spirits about him which, if it did not denote indifference, spoke a something almost as unpromising.
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • She denoted her feelings clearly.
  • The words chance and genius do not denote any really existing thing and therefore cannot be defined.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • All this swift action denoted an inner combat, and it nearly overwhelmed him.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Bright green lines denoted the buildings, allowing viewers to see inside; it reminded Mae of heat-reading visual displays.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Down the walls were lines denoting the breaks in the mirrors.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • The Decemvirs of Rome, whose name denotes their number,' could more easily usurp power than any ONE of them, alone.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Well the heart here denotes the feminine in man is as that piteous woman, and hard tho' it be, she must here be ruled out.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • A murky red and yellow sky, and a rising mist from the Seine, denoted the approach of darkness.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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