Synonyms for signed

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Why, this here despatch is signed by young Toler—that's his confidential man.

And before you got off the beams, Andrew, the governor of this State will have signed a pardon for you.

She signed to the Seven, and they came huddling to her like quail; she put them behind her.

He signed to me to take a broom—to march into the garden—to set to work.

"My letter to you was not signed, I believe," said Vivian, in an altered voice.

They signed some papers, there by the light of the altar candles.

So Betty dictated and he wrote: yes, it had come to this—she dictated and he wrote, and signed too.

Mr. Galloway signed to him to close the door, and then spoke.

Not a king's scholar but answered to his name; and Tom signed the roll for the first time.

The telegram was signed by Homer and by Barrett, the superintendent of police at Rouen.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "gesture or motion of the hand," especially one meant to communicate something, from Old French signe "sign, mark," from Latin signum "identifying mark, token, indication, symbol; proof; military standard, ensign; a signal, an omen; sign in the heavens, constellation," according to Watkins, literally "standard that one follows," from PIE *sekw-no-, from root *sekw- (1) "to follow" (see sequel).

Ousted native token. Meaning "a mark or device having some special importance" is recorded from late 13c.; that of "a miracle" is from c.1300. Zodiacal sense in English is from mid-14c. Sense of "characteristic device attached to the front of an inn, shop, etc., to distinguish it from others" is first recorded mid-15c. Meaning "token or signal of some condition" (late 13c.) is behind sign of the times (1520s). In some uses, the word probably is a shortening of ensign. Sign language is recorded from 1847; earlier hand-language (1670s).

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