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Synonyms for demonstrative

Synonyms for demonstrative

a pronoun that points out an intended referent

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given to or marked by the open expression of emotion

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serving to demonstrate

References in classic literature ?
Christie's escort was a good-natured young banker, shrewd enough to avoid demonstrative attentions, and lucky enough to interest her during the ride with his clear and half- humorous reflections on some of the business speculations of the day.
Chance travellers might praise or pet him; but he was cold under it all, and from a too demonstrative man he would get up and walk away.
The dog became at once wildly demonstrative, half strangling himself in his collar, his eyes and tongue hanging out in the excess of his incomprehensible affection for me.
Jellyby," pursued the lady, always speaking in the same demonstrative, loud, hard tone, so that her voice impressed my fancy as if it had a sort of spectacles on too--and I may take the opportunity of remarking that her spectacles were made the less engaging by her eyes being what Ada called "choking eyes," meaning very prominent--"Mrs.
You will restrain any demonstrative championship or vengeance in this place, of course, Mr.
Belle, being of the demonstrative sort, smiled and nodded, drew up her chair, and began a whispered account of Trix's last quarrel with Tom.
I am surprised that no one has advanced this demonstrative case of neuter insects, against the well-known doctrine of Lamarck.
Bounderby supreme satisfaction to instal himself in this snug little estate, and with demonstrative humility to grow cabbages in the flower-garden.
The complexity of the demonstratives already has drawn the attention of linguists for some time (for example, the classic works of Brugmann (1904) and Buhler (1934)) and studies that focus only this linguistic category have recently appeared, but covering data from several languages in order to identify their universal and particular aspects (DIESSEL, 1999; DIXON, 2003).
First, it criticizes recent "minimal," sui generis demonstrative and deflationist theories for postulating eccentric or anomalous facts concerning the ways in which noun phrases contribute to truth conditions, or concerning the semantics of demonstratives or general syntax.
South Picene is represented by 23 short inscriptions, in which only a few poetic epitaphs display demonstratives in use.
Basically, it belongs to the determiner slot in phrase structure (together with articles, demonstratives and possessors).
1) WS near demonstratives in the plural are most commonly construed around a base 'Vl(lV), as in Hebrew 'elle, Old Aramaic 'l, BA 'elle and 'el, while far deixis is, again, expressed by suffixed -k or the respective anaphoric pronoun.
The demonstratives observed in Wendy's words in (4) are text-deictic units according to the reader's point of view, since s/he must match them up with the textual antecedent-trigger Nana barking.