These ties, taken together, guarantee nothing and signify everything.
In other words, the important thing about the Yellow King and Carcosa isn't what they signify to Reggie Ledoux.
If the Iranians do actually accept the additional protocol, it will signify a major breakthrough.
Pocketbooks can signify a common touch among the most rarified.
This could signify a lot of things: a renewed drive by labor, or some wrinkle in the tax code that I'm not aware of.
I am probably what most folk call a gentleman; but how much does that signify in the twentieth century?
It does not signify what a man has been, it is what he is should be considered.
What does it signify to him whether there be religious truth or political justice?
To this group may be added two more, which signify a mart, viz.
Just so, you remind me of a fact; but what does that signify?
late 13c., "be a sign of, indicate, mean," from Old French signifier (12c.), from Latin significare "to make signs, show by signs, point out, express; mean, signify; foreshadow, portend," from significus (adj.), from signum "sign" (see sign (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Intransitive sense of "to be of importance" is attested from 1660s. Meaning "engage in mock-hostile banter" is American English black slang first recorded 1932.
...'signifying,' which in Harlemese means making a series of oblique remarks apparently addressed to no one in particular, but unmistakable in intention in such a close-knit circle. ["Down Beat," March 7, 1968]
To make provocative comments in a gamelike manner; snap, sound: any black kid who has stood in a school yard or on a street corner engaging in the mock-hostile banter that blacks call ''signifying''/ In Chicago you still get people doing the old-style rhyming; that's called signifying (1932+ Black)