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noun as in signal

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Example Sentences

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.

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A sailor on her deck began to swing his arms in the curious semaphore language of the sea.

She flung wild arms of a semaphore signalling national events.

M. Chappe, the inventor of the semaphore, tried about the year 1790 to introduce a synchronous electric telegraph, and failed.

One instant I saw the banker toss his arms like a semaphore; the next we were overborne.

"Capital idea—semaphore—clever fellow, Jack," shouted Brand.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to semaphore, such as: alarm, beacon, cue, gesture, indicator, and sign.

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