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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDEX

If features are an index to the heart, I have no fears of that.

Why should the Congregation of the Index threaten his work with interdiction?

Perhaps they have met to discuss some affair connected with the Index?

Was that one of the crimes denounced to the Congregation of the Index?

And you have learnt that the Congregation of the Index has condemned your book, as was inevitable?

For each difficult name find the pronunciation in the index.

Click on this line to go to the Index for all Parker's works.

“Wait,” said the Doctor, more gravely, arresting the movement with his index finger.

What is best in each kind is an index of what should be the average of that thing.

Alphabetic links have been added to the index for ease of navigation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "the forefinger," from Latin index (genitive indicis) "forefinger, pointer, sign, list," literally "anything which points out," from indicare "point out" (see indication). Meaning "list of a book's contents" is first attested 1570s, from Latin phrases such as Index Nominum "Index of Names," index expurgatorius "specification of passages to be deleted from works otherwise permitted." Scientific sense (refractive index, etc.) is from 1829; economic sense (cost-of-living index, etc.) is from 1870, from the scientific usage, from sense "an indicator." The Church sense of "forbidden books" is from index librorum prohibitorum, first published 1564 by authority of Pius IV.

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