demonstrative


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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 couple is known to be demonstrative of their affection for each other, constantly sharing their sweetness to fans online.
He maps variation in Arabic phonology and phonetics, morphology, pronouns, demonstrative pronouns and adverbs, interrogatives, verbs, and lexicon.
According to Diessel (1999), the demonstratives (a) are deictic expressions serving to specific syntactic functions (functioning as independent pronouns, noun modifiers or locative adverbs); (b) generally serve to specific pragmatic functions (primarily used to focus the hearer's attention on an object or on a location in a speech situation, but they may also function to organize the information flow in the ongoing discourse); and (c) are characterized by specific semantic features, contrasting the proximal (reference to the entity close to the deictic center) and the distal (indication that the referent is at some distance from the deictic center), although there are languages in which the demonstrative is neutral in relation to distance.
Similarly, for today's litigators, the best arguments can be displayed through the use of demonstrative evidence and exhibits.
The 25-year-old came in for the mount aboard the Richard Valentine-trained Demonstrative after Robbie Walsh broke his collarbone in the novice hurdle Doyle had won earlier in the afternoon at Percy Warner Park.
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.