sign on

Definitions

  • LIVERPOOL: MERCHANTMEN SIGNING ON FOR OVERSEA VOYAGES
    LIVERPOOL: MERCHANTMEN SIGNING ON FOR OVERSEA VOYAGES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sign on engage by written agreement "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A sign on the door of Opportunity reads Push.”
  • Brigham Young
    Brigham%20Young
    “Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A smile on the face is a sign that the heart is at home.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “If people see the Capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the Union shall go on.”

Usage

In literature:

There was no sign of weakness or self-pity in Murray as he went on.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
With the exception of the numerous footsteps on the trail to the summit, there was no other sign of human visitors.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
All through the game Worry Arthurs sat on the bench without giving an order or a sign.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
When we got out onto the main road, we saw signs tacked up on all the trees and I guess even scout in camp was there.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
They drew predictions from dreams, from signs on earth, and from appearances in the heavens.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
The first sign camp out of the home pasture was eight miles distant, and the next was under the lee of the mountains, on the west line.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
However, we did not realize the fact of the second raid till on our return no sign of these cattle could be found.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
All it needed was a sign on the door: 'S.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
A compromise was arrived at, which was signed on October 20, 1818.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Dad doesn't want you to sign on at all.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
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In poetry:

Will he accept from me
My worship, gifts--the heavens are very still,
No answer do I hear, no sign I see,
If I but knew His will;
Would He would come a-walking on the sea.
"Motives" by Marietta Holley
There was heard the sound of a coming foe,
There was sent through Britain a bended Bow,
And a voice was pour'd on the free winds far,
As the land rose up at the sign of war.
"The Bended Bow" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
And peace at last is nigh. A sign is on my brow, a token sent
Th' o'erwearied dust, from home: no breeze flits by,
But calls me with a strange sweet whisper, blent
Of many mysteries.
"Arabella Stuart" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
He never forgets us, as others will do,--
I am sure he knows me, and I think he knows you,
For I see on your foreheads a mark that he lends
As a sign he remembers to visit his friends.
"Our Banker" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Four yeomen raised the corpse from the ground,
At a sign from Sir Hugh de Vere;
It was borne to the western turret round,
And laid on a knightly bier,
With never a sob nor a mourning sound, —
No friend to the dead was near.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
How should he know? 'twas from a dream awaking,
When they told me he and I must part;
For not until the tie was nearly breaking,
Had I felt its tendrils on my heart.
These lips are seal'd—I cannot tell my sorrow,
And hope must die without a sign:
"Georgie Sails To-Morrow!" by Henry Clay Work

In news:

'Snow Child' paperback signing on Saturday.
With a keg-size cooler in the lobby and Budweiser signs on its walls, the Phi Kappa Sigma house at Washington and Jefferson College looks ready as ever for a Friday night beer blast.
Kudos to the candidates for quickly removing all the signs on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Campus Avenue in Upland.
Kudos to the candidates for quickly removing all the campaign signs on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Campus Avenue in Upland.
Cabot pitcher Tim Payne became just the second Panther baseball player to sign a Division I scholarship when he signed on with the University of Arkansas-Little Rock last Thursday afternoon.
Sign on US Highway 287 to Wichita Falls is hard to miss.
Has signed on to be the official after-party location of the Lady Gaga dance-a-thon.
We first had the Dad who shot his daughter's laptop, now we have a young man stealing and made to wear a sign on a street corner in Selah.
2,500.00 sign on bonus offered to experienced nurses.
So there are signs on all the gates, we've been getting that out through a variety of avenues.
Tannery signs on to solarize effort.
Through its new DriveAtlas™ initiative, Atlas is offering sign-on bonuses and several other incentives, including a lease-to-purchase tractor program for new owner operators or those looking to upgrade their equipment.
HID Global launches OMNIKEY DSP software for IBM Tivoli TAM enterprise single sign on.
HID Global has introduced OMNIKEY DSP software for IBM Tivoli TAM enterprise single sign on.
Every blocking back should be required to wear a sign on the back of his jersey that says: How am I driving.
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In science:

They represent random signs of external magnetic fields acting on a spin system on ZZ , and whose magnitude is denoted by θ > 0.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
For each ξ : Zd → R with finite support, and for al l v ∈ Zd , the function W2n (v, ξ ) has at most K sign changes in the variable n, where K depends on ξ and d but not on v.
Simulating a Random Walk with Constant Error
Note also that the sign on ωµν is a matter of convention.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
In what follows, the ± sign on 2ne is assumed to be included in e.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
Euclidean structure on R2 = RP2 − RP1 containing the triangles and the sign is positive if the triangles are inscribed on into another and minus otherwise.
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
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