sign off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sign off cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
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Usage

In literature:

The young ladies going off show but little sign of regret at leaving.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The boy had learned to read the signs of her face too well to think that he was to get off so easily as this.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Both sprang off, and Bill Mosely, with a sign to his companion to remain in charge of them, entered at the open door.
"Ben's Nugget" by Horatio, Jr. Alger
Once or twice, having overlooked the sign, they were ordered off.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
I don't see no signs of flankers turnin' off from the crossin'.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I felt like one long lost in the desert, who beholds afar off upon the horizon some signs of the habitation of civilised men.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
He kept us at least half an hour in the burning sun, till, being tired of kneeling, I made signs to him to leave off.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
So she went off, and she covered all traces and signs so carefully that no anxious, heartbroken effort of his could find her.
"How to Cook Husbands" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
As soon as the gale off Hatteras came on, she began to show signs of unseaworthiness.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
When the Pope was my prisoner, I would have cut off my arm rather than have signed an order for laying hands on his physician.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
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In poetry:

But he started at beholding, as he rose from off
his knee,
The stranger cross his forehead with the sign of
Papistrie.
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
My soul is frozen as the land,
There is no sign of dawning there.
My languid thought drops off to sleep
Above my slowly dying work.
"What Grief! The Alley's End" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
The hard riding Cossack and Russ,
At the very first sign of a fuss,
Cried--"Long live the white Czar,
We are off to the war,
No more Nihilist nonsense for us."
"The Allied Forces" by Abner Cosens
Here now--my pocket's empty! Drift along.
Your saddle's off. Now can't you understand
We've made the last ride, sung the last old song?
They signed our warrant when they fenced this land.
"So Long, Chinook!" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Strip off the mother-veil, and fur!
And signs of “quiet taste”.
The dead child’s locket take from her
(The dead man’s gift in haste)
And wash from every evil line
The layers of filling paste!
"The Peace Maker" by Henry Lawson
A gutter of poetry flowed outside the yard,
Making me think I was a bird of prose;
For overhead, bagged in a golden cloud,
There hung the fatted souls of animals,
Wile at my eyes bright dots of butterflies
Turned off and on like distant neon signs.
"A Garden In Chicago" by Karl Shapiro

In news:

Cornerback Chris Gamble, one of the team's top defenders, was doubtful for Sunday's game against Seattle, so the Carolina Panthers signed cornerback Ron Parker off the practice squad, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Enron's trademark " tilted -E" sign sold for $44,000 on Wednesday as the bankrupt former energy giant began auctioning off surplus items.
Obama signs bill to head off government shutdown.
Montee Ball flashes a "W" sign as he walks off the field following Wisconsin's 45-38 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl.
How to get top brass to sign off on mobile commerce.
In his memoir Decision Points, Bush has now publicly admitted to signing off on the CIA's torture tactics.
City councillors last week signed off on Mayor Thomas Menino's $2.5 billion fiscal 2013 budget.
Television Diva Gives Thanks and Signs Off.
Texas Gov Rick Perry signed off on massive cuts to fire-fighting services in 2011.
Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission signs off on Heritage Preserve.
Meeting this weekend to address, sign off on project.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching radio and TV ads blasting 21 House Republicans over their refusal to sign off on allowing a vote on extending middle class tax cuts.
Long-delayed efforts to replace the closed pool at Ambrose Park took a major step forward when city planning commissioners signed off on a design plan.
Voters may have to sign off on parts of a plan to overhaul Georgia's tax code.
Alamo signs off on car, then bills for unfilled tank.
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In science:

This wrong-sign event contamination actually increases as the SciBar detector is moved off-axis because one loses the focusing benefits of the horn (the wrongsign fraction increases from 30% on-axis to 50% by the time one reaches the surface at z=100m).
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
In addition, for a detector location at z=100, the 300cm off-axis wrong-sign event samples are down by a factor of two, and are decreased by a factor of four at the surface.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
PHENIX uses a technique of examining the K+e invariant mass distribution from the D→ K eν decay, subtracting off like sign combinations and fitting the result to a combination of b and c contributions.
Summary of Experimental Results: Photons, Leptons and Heavy Quarks
This extra correction (which appears with the opposite sign) is off-set by the r∗ = 0 case; see (7.5).
Mirror Symmetry for Closed, Open, and Unoriented Gromov-Witten Invariants
More precisely a quasi-Cartan companion of B is a symmetrizable matrix A whose diagonal entries are equal to 2 and whose off-diagonal entries differ from the corresponding entries of B only by signs .
Reflection group relations arising from cluster algebras
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