The only time Castro was brought close to tears was when he had to sign over the deed to his house of horrors.
At least twice before, Saleh had promised to sign over power but always backed out.
“To shoot two unarmed prisoners 60 times and put a sign over their dead bodies is inexcusable,” says Breazeale.
He came downstairs and nailed a sign over the hall door next to mine; it read: MR. WILDE, REPAIRER OF REPUTATIONS.
As he hurried along the empty street, a sign over one of the doors, barely discernible in the darkness, attracted his attention.
I wish I could get Bartlett to sell his stock and sign over all his interest.
From my whaler I could see a small building near the beach with a sign over the door marked "poste Keden" Post office.
"I knew it was—judging by the sign over the door," said the stranger.
"Why, it's another stairway to the subway cellar," said Martha, who spied the sign over the entrance.
It was easy to tell a hotel from a ruin—it had a sign over the door.
early 13c., "gesture or motion of the hand," especially one meant to communicate something, from Old French signe "sign, mark," from Latin signum "identifying mark, token, indication, symbol; proof; military standard, ensign; a signal, an omen; sign in the heavens, constellation," according to Watkins, literally "standard that one follows," from PIE *sekw-no-, from root *sekw- (1) "to follow" (see sequel).
Ousted native token. Meaning "a mark or device having some special importance" is recorded from late 13c.; that of "a miracle" is from c.1300. Zodiacal sense in English is from mid-14c. Sense of "characteristic device attached to the front of an inn, shop, etc., to distinguish it from others" is first recorded mid-15c. Meaning "token or signal of some condition" (late 13c.) is behind sign of the times (1520s). In some uses, the word probably is a shortening of ensign. Sign language is recorded from 1847; earlier hand-language (1670s).
c.1300, "to make the sign of the cross," from Old French signier "to make a sign (to someone); to mark," from Latin signare "to set a mark upon, mark out, designate; mark with a stamp; distinguish, adorn;" figuratively "to point out, signify, indicate," from signum (see sign (n.)). Sense of "to mark, stamp" is attested from mid-14c.; that of "to affix one's name" is from late 15c. Meaning "to communicate by hand signs" is recorded from 1700. Related: Signed; signing.
Something that suggests the presence or existence of a fact, condition, or quality.
A trace or vestige, as of disease or life.