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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.
NORMA SAYS: It's true he wasn't a demonstrative man.
They can then identify and line up all the resources required for X-day demonstrative detonation readiness, improve personnel test readiness by practicing with and maintaining NTS resources, and get the authorization basis documents (especially safety) completed now for very fast demonstrative detonation readiness.
there also exist short forms with initial /t/, as found in the fs far demonstrative, although their attestations are rare.
The following description of the three-term South Estonian demonstrative system is based on fieldwork carried out in the Vastseliina dialect area in 1997.
An EBRD official added the improvements would "have a demonstrative effect for other local entrepreneurs.
Van Gameren and Mastenbroek are part of the generation of Dutch architects that includes MVRDV, UN Studio and Neutelings Riedijk, and while they share the same quixotic approach to formal and technological enquiry, their projects manifest a quieter, less demonstrative disposition.
He also was less demonstrative and emotional on the court.