American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Serving to manifest or prove.
- adj. Involving or characterized by demonstration.
- adj. Given to or marked by the open expression of emotion: an affectionate and demonstrative family.
- adj. Grammar Specifying or singling out the person or thing referred to: the demonstrative pronouns these and that.
- n. Grammar A demonstrative pronoun or adjective.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exhibiting or indicating with clearness: as, a demonstrative figure in painting.
- In rhetoric, expressing or explaining with clearness, force, and beauty.
- Characterized by or given to the strong exhibition of any feeling or quality; energetically expressive: as, a demonstrative manner; a demonstrative person.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of proof; having the power of proving or demonstrating; indubitably conclusive: as, a demonstrative argument; demonstrative reasoning.
- n. A demonstrative pronoun.
- adj. that serves to demonstrate, show or prove
- adj. given to open displays of emotion
- adj. grammar that specifies the thing or person referred to
- n. grammar A demonstrative adjective.
- n. grammar A demonstrative pronoun.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.
- adj. Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment.
- adj. Consisting of eulogy or of invective.
- n. (Gram.) A demonstrative pronoun.
- adj. serving to demonstrate
- adj. given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
- n. a pronoun that points out an intended referent
“Certainty depends so wholly on this intuition, that, in the next degree of knowledge which I call demonstrative, this intuition is necessary in all the connexions of the intermediate ideas, without which we cannot attain knowledge and certainty.”
“The two sisters, with the most virtuous emulation, vied with each other in demonstrative affection, till he was tolerably consoled.”
“Normally when I use the word demonstrative on my blog I use it very loosely, it is a word I happen to love and on the level that I have written about myself up until now the context in which I have I used it is always simply to mean that I am not an affectionate person.”
“On my theory which we may call the demonstrative theory of quotation, the inscription inside does not refer to anything at all, nor is it part of any expression that does.”
“Using demonstratives and forming sentences A demonstrative is the part of speech that you use to indicate or specify a noun that you're referring to.”
“I shall then bring forward a second kind of evidence which indicates a strong probability in favor of evolution, but does not prove it; and, lastly, I shall adduce a third kind of evidence which, being as complete as any evidence which we can hope to obtain upon such a subject, and being wholly and strikingly in favor of evolution, may fairly be called demonstrative evidence of its occurrence.”
“A demonstrative is a word that points out an object definitely, as _this, that, these, those_.”
“He is very impulsive and demonstrative, that is all.”
“I shall then bring forward a second kind of evidence which indicates a strong probability in favour of evolution, but does not prove it; and, lastly, I shall adduce a third kind of evidence which, being as complete as any evidence which we can hope to obtain upon such a subject, and being wholly and strikingly in favour of evolution, may fairly be called demonstrative evidence of its occurrence.”
“After a few days, he had all but exhausted the thesaurus when it came to fresh ways of terming his demonstrative - or”
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