sign away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sign away formally assign ownership of "She signed away her rights"
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Quotations

  • Eugene Ionesco
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    “Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.”

Usage

In literature:

Then the sign was given and the man taken away in a dead faint, without the utterance of word or groan.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
No sign of life nearer than that far-away, betraying dust cloud.
"Warrior Gap" by Charles King
Didn't I always coax sling shots away from bad little boys and make them sign up for the S.P.C.A.?
"Jane Journeys On" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Ho kissed and blessed her again and again, and then signed that she should be taken away.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
And as they turned away, the superintendent signed to Brereton to step into a corner of the room with him.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
I don't approve of signing away my liberty in that style.
"Three People" by Pansy
Even while I signed for five years' service, I knew I should have to desert the minute I could hope to get away.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
But before I could get away, Mrs. Hicking signed to William to leave the room, and then she kissed my hand.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
All eyes were turned back toward the timber a short distance away, but not a sign of a human being could they see in that direction.
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
Morose is in despair, and signs away a third of his property to his nephew, on condition of being rid of this intolerable pest.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Brother Copas, touching her elbow, signed to her to come away.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The steps died away into silence, and I listened in vain for further sign.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Then Kinnaird made a sign to Weston, who quietly slipped his arm within the girl's and drew her away.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Not until about noon was the first sign struck; then it was a number of miles away from the camp.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Seeing no signs of it, they flew further and further away, and now principally in one direction.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
And he had submissively signed away all control over all monetary transactions.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Again and again I fretted at my miserable position as the time glided away and there was no sign of Joeboy.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
I've studied a man for a month till I found the sign that gave him away.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The other two continued to hammer away at the door, which presently showed signs of giving way.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
It's a very bad sign to keep away from the means of grace when in trouble.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
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In poetry:

Thus, thought I, our joys must die,
Yes -- the brightest from earth we win:
Till each turns away, with a sign,
To the lamp that burns brightly within.
"Musings" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Why did you go away without one word,
Wave of the hand, or token of good-bye,
Nor leave some message for me with flower or bird,
Some sign to find you by;
"To One On A Journey" by Richard Le Gallienne
And when we feel, peer, listen, would confine
And grasp its very self, it slips away,
Like the elusive beauty of a day
In autumn, leaving of its track no sign.
"Beauty Evanescent" by James Herbert Morse
There were no signs of joy that eyes could see.
Our hearts were all three thousand miles away.
There were no trumpets blown for victory.
A million dead were calling us that day.
"Victory" by Alfred Noyes
Then, though you cannot shut a stricken face
Away from you, this hope will come about
That Christ hath sent again throughout the place
Some signs of Love to worst and weaken doubt.
"Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Four" by Henry Kendall
Too much wine will make a young man run mad,
And too much gin, an old man ugly and sad.
The pledge is signed, my wife shall sing
And happily pass the day,
Cold water, we find, is the very thing
To banish grief away.
"Begone Vile Rum" by John Pierpont

In news:

If we consider the message instead of the messenger, all this will go away … I don't need to sign anything.
The Steelers just signed veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress, but he sees no reason why he can't play Sunday in Cleveland if the coaches decide he's needed right away.
YouTube, Google's monster video publishing platform, is giving away up to $50 million to entice small-business owners to sign up for a video advertising service it announced today.
Weber signed a staggering offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers and the restricted free agent could be a week away from bolting the Nashville Predators.
Television cameramen walk away from a sign standing in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California.
It's April of 2014, and the sitting governor passes away before he was to sign into law a controversial bill with which you disagree vehemently.
Cope Reynolds, owner of the shop where that sign was posted, needn't worry that he will turn customers away.
Have you ever turned a client away due to signs of a nail infection.
With the Denver Broncos just two wins away from the Super Bowl, Tim Tebow-mania shows no signs of slowing down.
The poles stretching away in back of the sign are locations in previous years.
While National Signing Day for high school football recruits still is four months away, on-campus visits are in full swing and Virginia and Virginia Tech already are entering the final stages of getting a handle on their 2010 classes.
And despite more than a decade of development, any substantive sign of that solution's effect on humanity is still, at best, years away.
North Haven Considers Doing Away With Signs.
FROM NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 29TH, MRS DASH WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE 4-PACK SAMPLES OF THEIR SEASONING TO THE FIRST 20-THOUSAND WHO SIGN UP EACH DAY STARTING AT NOON.
Dante Lee, award-winning marketing guru and business expert, to give away 100 free books during a book signing at the upcoming Black Enterprise Conference in Chicago on May 24, 2012 at 3pm.
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In science:

If y is the coordinate along the S 1 , the fact that the basis vector ∂ /∂ y points away from the fixed point y = 0, means that it also must change sign under the Z2 .
Bosonic M Theory
This may be a sign that material has been stripped away from the outer disk, although it is stressed that this conclusion is largely speculative.
Evidence for an outer disk in the Prototype `Compact Elliptical' Galaxy M32
However, the same conclusion applies to the case of a random field as long as the distribution of couplings is such that one is deep in the spin glass regime and that the randomness in the sign of the random field can be “gauged away”.
Effective Spin-1/2 Description of Transverse-Field-Induced Random Fields in Dipolar Spin Glasses with Strong Single-Ion Anisotropy
Thus M (t) with t close to 1 is a graph away from crossing points over components of P1 \ {α(1) ∪ β } assigned a plus sign.
Minimal surfaces with planar boundary curves
The orientation of the double-lines reflects the Eulerian constraint (all arrows point towards triangles with + signs, and away from those with − signs, hence the orientation alternates along each loop).
Fully Packed O(n=1) Model on Random Eulerian Triangulations
If ek,i changes significantly as we move away from the diagonal (i = k) this is a sign of a changed dynamics (nonstationarity); that is, the same dynamic rule does not apply to the whole data set.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
The clusters moving toward (away from) the observer have a negative (positive) sign for the temperature decrement.
A potentially pure test of cosmic geometry: galaxy clusters and the real space Alcock-Paczynski test
A powerful method for trapping employs the optical dipole force, confining particles towards or away from the region of maximum intensity, following the detuning sign.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
In figure 3(c,d) it is seen that the sign of this near-field disturbance is preserved away from the x axis in the potential minimum just inside the Mach cone in phase velocities given by (cid:98)k (cid:98)k·v0 , diminishing in amplitude away from the test particle the far field.
Dressed test particles, oscillation centres and pseudo-orbits
The curve x∗ (t) is continuous, since β is continuous away from contacts, and if β first changes sign at a contact, β (xc+) ≤ 0 ≤ β (xc−), then we have x∗ (t) = xc .
Shock-free Solutions of the Compressible Euler Equations
The minus sign arises because, due to the choice of coordinates centred on the observer, distances increase away from the observer, while the time t and the scale factor a increase towards the observer.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
S 2 uT u′T dτ dτ ′ ( we use Eq , leave away α π , and the natural sign is now minus), we thus conjecture that the minimum value of n for any plane curve is 2π2 , which is what we obtain for the circle.
Classical Radiation of a Finite Number of Photons
Similarly, if the saturated region is the interval Γ (z ) and B∆ Γ = (βG , b), then Proposition 5.3 guarantees that A∆ Γ (z ) are bounded away from zero and have the same sign.
Uniform Asymptotics for Polynomials Orthogonal With Respect to a General Class of Discrete Weights and Universality Results for Associated Ensembles
To tackle this problem, we have to adopt an indirect route since the sign problem inhibits simulations away from half-filling.
Coherence scale of the two-dimensional Kondo Lattice model
The sign of φ away from Γ determines the orientation of Γ.
Dispersive estimates for principally normal pseudodifferential operators
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