And Svetlana had refused his demands that she sign away any rights to the house.
They were, it was given in evidence, as much compelled to sign away their property as if a pistol had been held to their heads.
Stands to reason that a man's no right to sign away his liberty.
Ah, my fair friend, there are but two inducements to a free woman to sign away her liberty at the altar.
What other line of kings has had the fate to sign away the lives of two such men as Raleigh and Strafford?
“If you want to take the sign away go ahead and do it,” Westy said.
First they had a rule that we'd have to sign away the home if we got $9.00 a month.
No decent man ought to ask a woman to sign away her self-respect.
If we sign the treaty we will forever offend the Great Spirit; we will sign away our mother and she will cry.
Charlot declared he did not sign away the birth-right of his people and he was an honourable man.
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.