betoken /bɪˈtəʊk(ə)n/

b

I. verb [with obj.]

1.
‹literary› be a sign of

she wondered if his cold, level gaze betokened indifference or anger.
2.
‹literary› be a warning or indication of (a future event)

the falling comet betokened the true end of Merlin’s powers.
– origin Old English betācnian, from be- (as an intensifier) + tācnian ‘signify’, of Germanic origin; related to token.

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