show signs of

idiom

: to have or show indications that mean that something else exists, is true, or will happen
The city's education system is showing signs of improvement.
The runner showed signs of fatigue.

Examples of show signs of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Veterinarians amputated both back legs, but Macarena continued to show signs of distress, including by biting her abdomen. Rachel Nuwer, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Related Articles California program to clear homeless encampments show signs of success, but housing remains elusive But with an estimated 1,092 people living outdoors or in vehicles — a 21% increase since 2019 — officials acknowledge there’s much more work to be done. Ethan Varian, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024 The cats, now safe in Kyiv, still show signs of severe stress — including excessive pacing. Kostiantyn Khudov, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2024 However, juvenile Vikings did not show signs of tooth decay. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023 The Covid-19 pandemic continued to show signs of abating, with the federal government declaring the end of the national emergency in April. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Dec. 2023 As the grand ambitions for that last endeavor have begun to show signs of waning, the industry has once again pivoted, this time to embrace its potential as part of America’s climate future. Zoë Schlanger, The Atlantic, 28 Nov. 2023 The remains show signs of intentional burial, which is one clue that they were sacrificed. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 22 Nov. 2023 The zipper didn’t show signs of ripping, even as it was packed with clothing, and the fabric sides felt more secure than a soft-sided bag. Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Show signs of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/show%20signs%20of. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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