Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NODDED

Miss Milbrey nodded encouragement, seeming to chuckle inwardly.

Anger contracted the face of Henry Allister; he nodded gravely.

"Yes," said George, and he nodded; but his face was red as crimson.

"Oh, I'm wise—I'm wise," Aggie nodded, as she hurried out toward her bedroom.

And then, as the other nodded in assent, she spoke with a compelling kindliness.

Now, in reply to his father's words, he only nodded a quiet assent.

All the Indians in the group that had gathered about the Mastodon, nodded at this.

He held it in his left hand, and nodded and smiled at it from time to time.

The constable, who knew both the farmer and his wife, nodded familiarly to them.

Again Kitty nodded, after looking up at him in alarm when he spoke of the warrant.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from nod (v.). Land of Nod "sleep" is a pun on the biblical place name (Gen. iv:16).