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1. The act or process of connoting.
a. An idea or meaning suggested by or associated with a word or thing: Hollywood holds connotations of romance and glittering success.
b. The set of associations implied by a word in addition to its literal meaning.
3. Logic The set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term; intension.

con′no·ta′tive adj.
con′no·ta′tive·ly adv.
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Such is the case of dress in the excerpts above where the word is used connotatively to mean 'slap'.
The chief difference is one of timing and implication: while AElfric downplays Viking power and relieves anxieties immediately with a miracle, the Exodus poet meditates upon fear throughout the poem, putting the connotatively charged Beasts between two scenes describing the disciplined mustering of the Egyptian army.
For example, in the article discussed, statements are made both literally and connotatively concerning the "bleakness of everyday life." Elsewhere photo captions stress the "glam" lifestyle among the Pyongyang elite, which is suggested to be "miles away": true with regard to images of rural life, but arguably containing a secondary meaning referring to social distance.
connotatively to generate goodwill on behalf of whatever interest is being asserted in its name."
Egunje, in its literal sense means a traditional herbal powder and can be interpreted idiomatically or connotatively to mean a bribe/bribery.
2 connotatively depicts the scene set for the hearing of the unprecedented presidential petition in Ghana.
First, Fiske uses the verb "transpose" which connotatively suggests movement in the communication process.
possessing the possibility of being read connotatively. From that point
In the late 1800s, when the Paiute tribesman and prophet Wovoka began to share with his people the vision that would become the basis for the Ghost Dance, he did so amidst an atmosphere of fear and desperation among tribes of the Great Plains (if not everywhere in the United States), amidst the growing pressure of reeducation initiatives established by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (itself a possessive and connotatively charged nomenclature which represents "a liminal category, in which Indian is the foreign possessive name for a category, territory, which is the white man's future: a state to be"), and the shrinking of their territory due to colonization.
In contrast, much lower likelihoods of class formation were observed if the meaningful stimuli had connotatively contradictory valences (Grehan 1998; Leslie et al.