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demonstrative

[dimon′strətiv]
pertaining to a concept or an action that accompanies and illustrates speech, such as indication of the size of an object with the hands. See also circum-speech.
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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.
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.
Which Clennam interpreted to the patient, who was full of gratitude, and, in his demonstrative way, kissed both the interpreter's hand and the surgeon's several times.
Under these average boyish physiognomies that she seems to turn off by the gross, she conceals some of her most rigid, inflexible purposes, some of her most unmodifiable characters; and the dark-eyed, demonstrative, rebellious girl may after all turn out to be a passive being compared with this pink-and-white bit of masculinity with the indeterminate features.
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.
The book is composed of seven chapters (including the introduction and conclusion), tackling the following issues: proper names, indexicals, definite descriptions, and complex demonstratives.
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.
Z-Axis' CEO, Alan Treibitz, served as lead presentation strategy consultant on the case, as his firm provided presentation strategy and visual demonstratives in what was truly an interesting case.
Does the English demonstrative pronoun 'that' (including complex demonstratives of the form 'that F') have sense and reference?
This study attempts to explore the principles that govern the choice of demonstratives (proximal vs.