sign (n.) Old form(s): signe
mere semblance, token symbol, show
MA IV.i.31[Claudio to all, of Hero] She's but the sign and semblance of her honour
Oth I.i.158[Iago to Roderigo] I must show out a flag and sign of love, / Which is indeed but sign [second instance]
R3 IV.iv.90[Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] I called thee ... / A sign of dignity
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2020 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL