Meaning of “betoken” in the English Dictionary


"betoken" in English

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betokenverb [ T ]

uk /bɪˈtəʊ.kən/ us /bɪˈtoʊ.kən/ old use

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. 

(Definition of “betoken” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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