Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
What, dear Elise! you grow sad after having given me such dear tokens of your love; and I see you sigh in the midst of my joy!
token = something serving as an indication, proof, or expression of something else, as in “Tears are queer tokens of happiness”
(token usually refers to evidence or proof of something intangible)
The rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah.
token = something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol
This is some token from a never friend.
token = a memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir
Say, by this token, I desire his company.
token = something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith
It is now made unlawful for private persons to issue tokens.
token = a piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money
Like the fearful tokens of the plague, are mere forerunners of their ends.
token = a livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death
As a token of goodwill, I'm going to write another letter.
His actions are a token of his sincerity.
Black is a token of mourning.
token = symbol
Some of the older telephones still only accept tokens.
This token will admit you to the swimming pool.
token = jetton
His mouth lifted in a token smile.
token smile = symbolical smile
Miners have staged a two-hour token stoppage to demand better pay and conditions.
You described her as the token woman on the shortlist.
token = symbolical
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by sarat_106; 11-Jan-2010 at 13:22.