Demonstrative in a sentence

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Definition of Demonstrative

  • Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.
  • Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.
  • Consisting of eulogy or of invective.
  • A demonstrative pronoun; as, “this” and “that” are demonstratives.
  • a pronoun that points out an intended referent
  • given to or marked by the open expression of emotion

How to use demonstrative in a sentence. Demonstrative pronunciation.

She had, indeed, dressed herself in her least demonstrative costume.
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The world might easily be silenced, because M. de Camors never had been very demonstrative in public toward his wife, and his courteous but reserved manner toward her did not vary from his habitual demeanor.
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The touch of her hand and the look in her eyes surprised him, for Eliza was not demonstrative, and he wondered what had called forth this sudden betrayal of feeling.
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And this leniency and forgiveness were the more remarkable, since he was not demonstrative in his affections and friendships.
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She magnified the incident until her nerves were on edge, and Grace, finding her alternating between almost demonstrative affection and strange aloofness, was bewildered and hurt.
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He came in daily, big, dominant and demonstrative, filling the house with his presence, and demanding her in a loud, urgent voice.
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He was my senior by two years, and was a quiet, reserved sort of fellow-not at all demonstrative, but with very strong and deep affections. "When he left college he became engaged to Dorothy Chester.
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It was there that, rising on the third day from his sepulchre, he gave, by that act, the demonstrative evidence of the resurrection of the body and the immortality of the soul.
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Above all, he is not demonstrative.
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He was not one of your demonstrative lovers.
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The progressive increase in the income from postages has equaled the highest expectations, and it affords demonstrative evidence of the growing importance and great utility of this Department.
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The German in German-American, the Slav in Slavic-American, the Briton in British-American, have awakened, have become demonstrative and emphatic.
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At this period of his life he was not demonstrative.
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In all the sentences illustrating the cases of nouns and other parts of speech in this paper, the demonstratives are omitted.
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A native would say, “Man [that over yonder] beat child [this in front],” the proper demonstratives being inserted where illustrated by the brackets.
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Many of them are practically demonstratives.
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These demonstratives are very numerous—many of them being used as pronouns of the third person, and are declined for number, person, and case.
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These pronominal adverbs, like the demonstrative pronouns, are very numerous and also include the points of the compass.
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Quoth HUDIBRAS, I do believe That argument's demonstrative.
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Deb, pierced to the heart by Mary's aged and faded looks, was the most demonstrative of the two; Mary struck her after a moment as being a little reserved and chilly-as if on the watch to repel benevolence as soon as it should take tangible form.
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Examples of Demonstrative

Example #1
Cobb wore the usual garb of his leisure hours, which was better than that in which he had called the other day at "Runnymede.
Example #2
For some minutes they walked towards Streatham Common without interchange of a word, and with no glance at each other.
Example #3
He remained two days at Reuilly.
Example #4
Thus was inaugurated, between Madame de Camors and her husband, the new, singular relation which should hereafter be the only tie in their common life.
Example #5
If the letter were written otherwise it wouldn't be like yourself, Oliver.
Example #6
Send it, and if she leaves London and comes back here, I will think better of her.