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demonstrative

(Expressive of emotion), adjective communicative, effusive, emotional, emotive, excitable, expressive, fanatical, fervent, feverish, fierce, fiery, free in expression, furious, histrionic, maudlin, overflowing, passionate, prone to display of feeling, prone to emotional display, talkative, temperamental, unrestrained, vehement, violent, without reserve

demonstrative

(Illustrative), adjective affording proof, allegorical, analytical, annotative, characteristic, confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, connotative, corroborating, declarative, delineatory, depictive, elucidative, enlightening, exegetic, exegetical, explicative, explicatory, explicit, expository, expressive, graphic, illuminating, illuminative, informative, informing, interpretive, representative, revealing, substantiative, suggesting, suggestive, supportive, telling, typical, verificative, verifying
Associated concepts: demonstrative bequest, demonstrative evidence, demonstrative gift, demonstrative legacy, demonstrative words
See also: apparent, clear, declaratory, probative, suggestive, vehement

LEGACY, DEMONSTRATIVE. A demonstrative legacy is a bequest of a certain sum of money; intended for the legatee at all events, with a fund particularly referred to for its payment; so that if the estate be not the testator's property at his death, the legacy will not fail: but be payable out of general assets. 1 Rop. Leg. 153; Lownd. Leg 85; Swinb. 485; Ward on Leg. 370.

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When you use demonstrative pronouns to help develop the idea on the table, typically you'll join them with some other noun.
Suppose that our lexicon did contain a separate entry for "that" as complementizer - "[tha]comp" as it might be - entry which had a grammatical distribution very different from the distribution of a demonstrative pronoun.
Hajdu considers the proceeding from the t-initial demonstrative pronoun as a possible case of t-type 3P verbal inflections of Ob-Ugric and Samoyedic languages (Hajdu 1985 : 328).
Among Lavukaleve demonstratives there are paradigms of demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative modifiers, locative deictics, and a very rare set of demonstrative identifiers.
First, unlike in English, a demonstrative pronoun can be used in the Finnic languages to point to a human referent.
An example of the latter distinction would be the existence in French of a gender-and number-variable demonstrative pronoun (celui/celle-ci `this one (masc.
Table 2: Demonstrative Pronouns Isolated Contextual Gloss Isolated Contextual Gloss aha a this aku ak that ahni - these ahni - those
The vast majority of the instances contained an opening demonstrative pronoun, and they are the ones we will focus on.
According to the rules of word order in Polish, sentence initial position, and more importantly, absence of stress on a noun signal its "given"/context dependent information status which in (26) is strengthened by the demonstrative pronoun, very often comparable in its function to the definite article.
Friedrich, Rollig, Amadasi-Guzzo have suggested that in cases where an inscription has more than one form of a demonstrative pronoun, as in the inscription of Yehaumilk, which uses both zn and z, these forms might be used to distinguish different gradations of distance, one meaning 'this .
An interpretation as feminine of the rare demonstrative pronoun 'ft.
The transition from Demotic to Coptic witnessed an increase of the use of the demonstrative pronoun pe as a "copula" in nominal sentences.