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Gertrude Morel may well be presented less sympathetically than her precursor, Bertha--Paul's intimacy with her notoriously creates major obstacles in the way of his emotional development--but that does not mean that her treatment betokens misogyny; indeed, for much of the novel she is accorded what Lawrence in his Study of Thomas Hardy called "the vivid pang of sympathy.
These elements betoken drudgery or, in the case of uranium, destruction.
Nevertheless, when Berners-Lee says that Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites betoken threats to its future, respect is due.
Burgoyne's introduction remains unchanged from the 1997 edition, so its caution about "armed militias in the United States" that betoken an escalating "white ethnic nationalism" (11) is clearly out of date--unless, of course, he means to refer to the Tea Parties of 2010.
They usually betoken some sort of tragedy that is about to be taken out of their hands and placed in the care of the emergency services and then the bureaucratic authorities, who run our lives.
He is] in a garb, half sailor's, half workingman's, with no superfluous appendage of coat or waistcoat, a 'wideawake' perched jauntily on his head, one hand in his pocket and the other on his hip, with a certain air of mild defiance, and an expression of pensive insolence in his face which seems to betoken a consciousness of his mission as the 'coming man.
This hope, however, is supported by a very slender reed indeed, the probably fatuous expectation that the market rally will continue and betoken a smooth transition back into robust economic growth.
We got all the familiar Blair mannerisms:The thumb and forefinger pressed together to underscore a point, the palms extended outwards to betoken moral certainty in the face of external pressure, even the occasional wry smile as when he claimed: AoI was never short of people challenging me.
With the fate of supposed witch Anne Boleyn hanging over her Catherine worries that her sexual desires may betoken evil in herself.
Grossinger's chronicles of his experiences and observations often betoken little more than one semi-insider fan's sojourn, as exemplified by the endless self-references in the text.
At worst, it would betoken a collapse of the precarious global quasi-equilibrium: with leverage so high, risk premiums currently so low, and asset markets so overvalued, this would threaten to bring a repeat of certain early- 1930s developments.