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Sample sentences for the GRE study word betoken

betoken can be used as a verb

1.Worthing, I trust this garb of woe does not betoken some terrible calamit. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
2.The brigandish guise which the Canaller so proudly sports his slouched and gaily-ribboned hat betoken his grand features. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Giles for a body-guard, entered the room in such breathless haste and violent agitation, as seemed to betoken some new cause of alarm. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
4.The queen, the courtiers who is that they follow And with such maimed rites This doth betoken The corse they follow did with desperate hand Fordo it own life 'twas of some estate. - from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
5."No, sire, for that would only betoken for us seven years of plenty and seven years of scarcity and with a king as full of foresight as your majesty, scarcity is not a thing to be feared.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.And one ling'ring near us, wax'd So bright, that in my thought said "The love, Which this betokens me, admits no doubt.. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
7.I would not, however, by all this, be understood to mean, that the one species of expense always betokens a more liberal or generous spirit than the other. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8."The tree," quoth she, "the gallows is to mean, And Jupiter betokens snow and rain, And Phoebus, with his towel clear and clean, These be the sunne's streames sooth to say. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.That, which thou seest in the under bow, Was William, whom that land bewails, which weeps For Charles and Frederick living now he knows How well is lov'd in heav'n the righteous king, Which he betokens by his radiant seeming. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri

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