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  • n  a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script
  • n  the modern Greek vernacular
  • a  of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use
  • s  of or for the common people
    demotic entertainments
    demotic speech
    a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms

  • Displaying an unexpected talent for the demotic in an interview to mark his coming of age in 2005, the young officer said, "There's no way I'm going to.
  • The demotic narrative style, filled with humor, horror and the obsession to survive, softens Walker's messages: Sisterlove is beautiful, and Men stink.
  • This, one wants to say, is the artist of American democracy, yearningly faithful to its clamor, its contradictions, its hope and its enormous demotic freedom, all of which find .
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  • Opinion: How grammar helps craft governor’s image
    MY BROTHER frequently drives from New Jersey to New York across the George Washington Bridge to visit our 94-year-old mom. Her name is Shirley Clark, and she likes Chris Christie. She prefers her politicians to be straight talkers. She would agree with George Orwell that the best political rhetoric is “demotic,” a fancy word for the “voice of the people.”
    Jan. 20, 2014 - The Record

  • Peter York in
    And finally, people have simply grown tired of the sometimes blandly managerial, sometimes matey ruling style of New Labour: "The mock-demotic aspect of Blair culture - people are disillusioned with that now," says York. "People came to feel...

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