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di mon struh tiv

  • n  a pronoun that points out an intended referent
  • a  given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
    an affectionate and demonstrative family
  • s  serving to demonstrate

  • In day coaches on a train from New York City to Albany last week rode five despairing, middle-aged women put aboard by a noisy, demonstrative crowd of friends.
  • Roar after roar ran through the crowd, larger than in all the other arenas combined, and the grand swelling of emotion in a people not usually demonstrative touched even foreign .
  • There was no demonstrative proof of their service or allegiance to Bin Laden, although such links would be impossible to verify given the dispersed, cellular nature of these .
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  • Eric Cantor in National Post
    Eric Cantor, the House Republican whip, said there was "no demonstrative thing to point to where this President says we've got a plan, we're going to get it done."
  • Hugh Hefner in Los Angeles Times
    The movies, other than family, were the major influence of my childhood,Hefner said. "I was in a very typical Midwestern, Methodist home with a lot of repression and not much demonstrative expression of emotion. My escape was the darkened...
  • Gregg Popovich in USA Today
    I thought Timmy was very focused tonight,Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He was very aggressive with the ball. He wasn't looking for other people and worrying about getting other people involved. He just was demonstrative offensively."

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