betokenverb [ T ]uk /bɪˈtəʊ.kən/ us /bɪˈtoʊ.kən/ old use
› to be a sign of something
Examples from literature
- All about her betokened an educated mind and knowledge of the world.
- He was fast gaining his strength, and the increased fulness and color of his countenance betokened returning health.
- His whole expression betokened a feverish interest.
- She spoke in a way that betokened more resolution than he was wont to see her display.
- The traveller had no baggage, and his dress betokened the pressure of many wants.