Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to show or make known; showing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Serving to show or make known; showing; indicative; signifying; implying.
- adj. (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
“It is a pretty clear indicatory on how unreliable they are.”
“But when you're going to war, it is particularly troubling when you use that kind of mentality and you don't speak about the truth of the situation as best as you know them, including the indicatory intelligence, including the caveats and qualifications and including the consequences, the risk and the cost of going to war.”
“It is true, these are all good news, but they are not equal or even in their indicatory or predicative value.”
“Within a week from the 10th of August, the denizens of the municipality had searched the rooms for any relics which might be discovered there indicatory of a feeling inimical to the”
“A significant look was exchanged between the devotees, but no words; the friar departed, and the nun, still silent, conducted her through many solitary passages, where not even a distant foot-fall echoed, and whose walls were roughly painted with subjects indicatory of the severe superstitions of the place, tending to inspire melancholy awe.”
“To his astonishment, Waldemar noted that his friend's indicatory finger shook a little.”
“But," said Marion, "is not the aspect of these peculiarities indicatory of either a natural event or one designed by a human intelligence?”
“Then," I continued, "perhaps you have found a prince of the church, pale as alabaster, sitting in his red robe, who put together the indicatory evidence of the crime that baffled you with such uncanny acumen that you stood aghast at his perspicacity?”
“She took them mechanically and began to draw them on ... the cryptic sign of the cleaner on the wrist hem was now to her indicatory of her submerged estate.”
“My father used to say that the great orders of God were correct in this humility; for in its vast, comprehensive action, the justice of God moved in a great plain, where every indicatory event was precisely equal; a straw was a weaver's beam.”
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