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indicate
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

9 uses
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Definition
to show (point out, demonstrate, express, or suggest)
  • I developed an eye for measuring how full a silver-looking ladle of flour, mash, meal, sugar or corn had to be to push the scale indicator over to eight ounces or one pound.
    p. 15.2
indicator = pointer or gauge (that shows the weight)
  • In the evening, when we were alone like that, Uncle Willie didn't stutter or shake or give any indication that he had an "affliction."
    p. 16.9
  • All adults had to be addressed as Mister, Missus, Miss, Auntie, Cousin, Unk, Uncle, Buhbah, Sister, Brother and a thousand other appellations indicating familial relationship and the lowliness of the addressor.
    p. 28.2
  • In the young people's section the benches were placed close together, and when a child's legs no longer comfortably fitted in the narrow space, it was an indication to the elders that that person could now move into the intermediate area (center church).
    p. 38.5
  • Colors weren't true either, but rather a vague assortment of shaded pastels that indicated not so much color as faded familiarities.
    p. 92.4
  • And an indication that I was pining for the high times we had had in the big city.
    p. 92.7
  • The intricate fold indicated that it was a love note.
    p. 142.8
  • She looked at me closely, and only a person who knew her face well could have perceived the muscles relaxing and interpreted this as an indication of concern.
    p. 276.5
  • He may have sensed that he had been used, or his disinterest may have been an indication that I was less than gratifying.
    p. 282.6

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