The New New Goatee can be worn at home or at the office, by the hip and unhip alike, signifying, well, just about anything.
If the Arabs had just accepted Zionism (signifying their own dispossession), then World War II might have turned out differently.
So instead, Republican senators have launched an attack on Hagel filled with sound and fury but signifying very little.
It was a cosmic rout, signifying the end of an order, even the death of Spanish football as it is currently played.
David Foster Wallace even named a chapter in his tome Brief Interviews with Hideous Men “signifying Nothing.”
The English term "munching," signifying chewing or masticating, is an excellent amendment, which is gladly adopted.
Imperious was a more ancient term, signifying the same as imperial.
The Boy had written, signifying his acceptance and approval of the arrangements as made.
The German closed his eyes, signifying that he did not understand.
I explained that it was a common enough Portuguese word, signifying "talk," which Enoch in his wanderings had picked up.
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)