demonstrative

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  • Info In linguistics, demonstratives are often deictic words (they depend on an external frame of reference) that indicate which entities the speaker refers to and distinguishes those entities from others.
  • He's more demonstrative to his father than he is to her. Cited from This Freedom, by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • Such a person leaves the ground of demonstrative science, and stands upon faith. Cited from Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith, by Robert Patterson
  • Mother is not demonstrative as a rule, so you simply love it when she is. Cited from The Heart of Una Sackville, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • I felt that if we had been at all demonstrative, he would have run away in a moment. Cited from Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
  • Though most British action was merely demonstrative, they did take limited action.
  • It has never been completed, although there were plans to gradually add more demonstrative features.
  • The other passage is, if possible, still more clearly demonstrative of the same date. Cited from Germania and Agricola, Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  • A man can't be very demonstrative about those things -- not if he is a real man. Cited from The Troll Garden, et al, by Willa Cather
  • She was certainly less demonstrative, however, than a European would have been. Cited from On the Banks of the Amazon, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Bill wished the dog would not be quite so demonstrative, at least until they got away from the house. Cited from Over The Sliprails, by Henry Lawson
  • Father and son shook hands, but they were not so demonstrative as they might have been. Cited from Stand By The Union, by Oliver Optic
  • It has a demonstrative force in reference to our Lord's person and work. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture, by Alexander Maclaren
  • We were present, and for a time did not notice her, for she is very demonstrative. Cited from Holiday Stories for Young People, by Various
  • They knew even without the telling that this sorrow had never been demonstrative. Cited from The Young Trailers, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The meeting between father and son was not demonstrative, but both felt deep emotion. Cited from The Tree of Appomattox, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • It may truly be said that nothing beyond the lack of demonstrative power cost them their throne. Cited from South America, by W. H. Koebel
  • The captain, although less demonstrative, was hardly less eager to reach the rock. Cited from Off on a Comet, by Jules Verne
  • Never before was a shot taken with a more demonstrative expression of rage. Cited from The Red Man's Revenge, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • His love was not demonstrative; perhaps he did not himself know all its force until jealousy taught him. Cited from Thyrza, George Gissing
  • Still neither hound was ever demonstrative except upon sight of his master. Cited from Tales of Lonely Trails, by Zane Grey
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Words starting with demonstrative

Meaning of demonstrative

  • adjective Given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
    an affectionate and demonstrative family