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Synonyms for signal

an expressive, meaningful bodily movement

to communicate by means of such devices as lights or signs

to make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech

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On the morning of the 11th, the repairs being all finished, and the water casks replenished, the signal was given to embark, and the ship began to weigh anchor.
In the high sea that was running it was a difficult and dangerous task to attempt to put a prize crew aboard her; and as no signs of life had been seen above deck, it was decided to stand by until the wind and sea abated; but just then a figure was seen clinging to the rail and feebly waving a mute signal of despair toward them.
Even the poor devil who had waved the single despairing signal of distress had lapsed into unconsciousness before he had learned whether it had availed or not.
The signal had been given, and I did not see Rouletabille appear at the corner of the off-turning gallery.
As soon as the warning signal was given, it exhibited all the signs of a hurried and forced departure.
By this time the signal for departure had been given, and the head of the English column was in motion.
It is only for a moment and I know that I belong to you; but remember that you are not to strike till I give the signal.
Then I thought I heard a faint tapping on the wall--the mere ghost of the familiar signal.
On the first occasion I was too skeptical to do more than verify by natural methods the character of the incident; on the second, I responded to the signal after it had been several times repeated, but without result.
In front of them was a piece of artillery ready to give fire on the signal from the engineer.
Besides, a signal made half a league out at sea, and to which The Young Amelia replied by a similar signal, indicated that the moment for business had come.
Just at the moment when they were taking the dainty animal from the spit, they saw Edmond springing with the boldness of a chamois from rock to rock, and they fired the signal agreed upon.
At a signal from Monsieur Flaubert they were to walk in opposite directions, their pistols hanging by their sides.
The commander, posted on his bridge, superintended the operation, ready to stop or haul in the chains on the slightest signal.
See, he has something in his hand--he is holding it up as if it were a signal.