By that token, he arguably bears a larger share of the responsibility for the poor choices made by his chosen executive.
The mere notion that these talks for a token ongoing presence ever had a chance of succeeding is too much of a stretch.
Suddenly, in what was supposed to be a cake walk for Clooney, with only token opposition from Brad Pitt, another face appeared.
Anything other than token cuts in Medicare is anathema to a party that has been running on the LBJ-era program for half a century.
Congratulations to Ross Douthat for inheriting the Bill Kristol Chair in token conservatism at the New York Times.
Mair by token,” said Swertha, coolly, “I will see what his father thinks about it.
Whoever is in need of help the world over, by that token has a claim on us.
Here Asotus must be supposed to leap, or rather tumble, in token of obedience.
And twice he had been oblivious to that token of their maturing understanding.
The poor woman merely bowed her head in token of assent, and left the store, her pale cheeks moistened with tears.
Old English tacen "sign, symbol, evidence" (related to tæcan "show, explain, teach"), from Proto-Germanic *taiknan (cf. Old Saxon tekan, Old Norse teikn "zodiac sign, omen, token," Old Frisian, Middle Dutch teken, Dutch teken, Old High German zeihhan, German zeichen, Gothic taikn "sign, token"), from PIE root *deik- "to show" (see teach).
Meaning "coin-like piece of stamped metal" is first recorded 1590s. Original sense of "evidence" is retained in by the same token (mid-15c.), originally "introducing a corroborating evidence."
"nominal," 1915, from token (n.). In integration sense, first recorded 1960.
If several programmers are working on a program, one programmer will "have the token" at any time, meaning that only he can change the program whereas others can only read it. If someone else wants to modify it he must first obtain the token.