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Jean C., French physician, 1818-1884. See: Faget sign.
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The poor child had sat in mute amazement, and patiently imitated everything her teacher did; but now the truth began to flash upon her: her intellect began to work: she perceived that here was a way by which she could herself make up a sign of anything that was in her own mind, and show it to another mind; and at once her countenance lighted up with a human expression: it was no longer a dog, or parrot: it was an immortal spirit, eagerly seizing upon a new link of union with other spirits!
She was encouraged here by the natural sign of approbation, patting on the head.
On every side lay cultivated fields showing no sign of war and war's ravages.
It wasn't until I was married, however, and my husband, Bill, and I had the Big Camping Fight that I started integrating the sign of peace into my daily life.
In the years since that night, we've used the sign of peace in a similar way a handful of times.
The reason is that water is a natural sign of purity, cleansing, life, and death.
He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the centuries until he should come again and so to entrust to his beloved Bride, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is eaten, the heart filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory given to us.
This is especially true since I am a Cancerian, and the Moon rules the astrological sign of Cancer.
In Latin America's competitive economic environment, "a business without a sign is a sign of no business," according to Ray Titus, president, Sign-A-Rama, a global organization based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Joseph Santo, chairman of the Santo Family Group, owners of the renowned Manhattan restaurant Sign of the Dove, has signed a lease for a total of approximately 22,000 square feet at Eleven Madison, a commercial office tower owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
Santo signed a 20-year lease at the building and has announced plans to relocate his Sign of the Dove restaurant to Eleven Madison and rename it Domus by Sign of the Dove.
After all, our Catholic funeral rites encourage us not only to touch our dead loved ones but to touch them in a special way by making the sign of the cross on their foreheads, marking them once more with the sign of salvation.