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synonyms for semaphore

  • warn
  • beckon
  • communicate
  • flag
  • flash
  • gesticulate
  • gesture
  • motion
  • nod
  • sign
  • signalize
  • wave
  • wink
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How to use semaphore in a sentence

She knows how to tell us what her character is thinking without spelling it out in broad emotional semaphore—although the movie around her does a pretty efficient job of that.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING IS A DRAB ATTEMPT AT AN EMPOWERMENT SAGASTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJULY 15, 2022TIME
A sailor on her deck began to swing his arms in the curious semaphore language of the sea.
THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGELFLETCHER PRATT
She flung wild arms of a semaphore signalling national events.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
M. Chappe, the inventor of the semaphore, tried about the year 1790 to introduce a synchronous electric telegraph, and failed.
HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPHJ. MUNRO
One instant I saw the banker toss his arms like a semaphore; the next we were overborne.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
"Capital idea—semaphore—clever fellow, Jack," shouted Brand.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY
As he looked at her he remembered how apt Miss Short's description of her had been: "the girl with the semaphore eyes."
THE SILVER POPPYARTHUR STRINGER
By the significant irony of Fate, even the old-time semaphore that should have signaled her was abandoned and forgotten.
THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIORBRET HARTE
The train stopped at a junction semaphore and she heard Bucks' voice on the observation platform.
THE DAUGHTER OF A MAGNATEFRANK H. SPEARMAN
And it isn't as if you were at all good at Semaphore or Morse either.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 152, FEBRUARY 14, 1917VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SEMAPHORE

  • beckon
  • communicate
  • flag
  • flash
  • gesticulate
  • gesture
  • motion
  • nod
  • semaphore
  • sign
  • signalize
  • warn
  • wave
  • wink
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.