verb (used with object), foot·not·ed, foot·not·ing.
Examples from the Web for footnote
When I wrote the novel about the Gulag, House of Meetings, the name Stalin only appears in a footnote very early on.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies|Ronald K. Fried|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the time "decisions need to be made" about 2016, Christie said, "I think this will be a footnote."
To put things into perspective, had Gore won his home state, Florida would have been relegated to a footnote.Memo to the 2016 GOP: Winning Your Home State Matters|Lloyd Green|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A footnote toward the end of the book gives a short, wonderful history of human adornment, but the discussion remains didactic.Objectively Speaking: Stephanie LaCava’s ‘An Extraordinary Theory of Objects’|Lauren Elkin|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He happened to have a copy of the 2009 paperback at hand, glanced through it, and again overlooked the footnote.Meet The Man Who Wrongly Accused Fareed Zakaria of Plagiarism|David Frum|August 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Footnote 5: Nobbler--the Australian term for a glass of wine or spirits.Grif|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Footnote 78: This secret meeting-place of the Huguenots is well known from the engraved picture of Boze.The Huguenots in France|Samuel Smiles.
Transcriber's Note: Minor typos have been corrected and the footnote moved to the end of the magazine.
Footnote 327: The words are written in one MS. at length, "decimo tertio."Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2|J. Endell Tyler
Anchors for footnote 33 and 34 were added, after careful consideration where they should have been.The Heritage of Dress|Wilfred Mark Webb