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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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Renata Segre compares the behavior and fortunes of two eminent families in mid-sixteenth-century Ferrara, the demonstratively Jewish Abravanels and the converso Mendes-de Luna-Benveniste-Nasi family: "the variety of names is evidence of their uncertain and ambivalent identity." Yosef Kaplan shows how seventeenth-century Sephardic communities in Hamburg and Amsterdam employed the same conceptions of "pureza de sangre" from which they had suffered in Portugal to justify strict separation from Ashkenazi Jews.
Some fans will remember how, ten years ago, they used to applaud demonstratively after Four Temperaments to save it from being taken out of repertory.
(MPA) An individual S has privileged access to his current mental states just in the sense that he can refer to them demonstratively, and no one else can do so.
WHEREAS, the New York State Senate adjourned the 2018 legislative session without having acted to extend the aforementioned laws, and has yet to return to act on the same, which, without necessary emergency action taken by the NYC Council, NYC Mayor and the Executive, would have ended a program that has demonstratively and successfully protected school children, families and educators through the use of camera technology to record and enforce speeding violations in school zones;
In a country that demands conformity, Abdullah's hair-do, involving shaved parts of his hair in a style popular among young people across the globe, was deemed un-Islamic and, by implication, subversive--a threat that needed to be dealt with immediately and demonstratively.
Shot in the rundown neomodernist architecture of a former recreational home for Soviet filmmakers in Armenia, Hypercrisis centers on the single resident there, a writer suffering from creative block, surrounded by a demonstratively superfluous administrative staff.
Bulgarian farmers, predominantly from the region of Petrich and Sandanski in Bulgaria's Blagoevgrad region, have already staged protests demonstratively littering the main E-79 road with their produce.
Stuart George, defending, said Jones was "demonstratively" in ill health.
Honor crimes are planned and premeditated and tend to be committed demonstratively in public.
Demonstratively hostile to the interests of Belarus and Ukraine, the pipeline is intended to ensure these countries are under Russia's energy thumb.
Welburn says Slate demonstratively waved the bag as she walked in front of the blind, declaring that no turkeys would be shot while she was there.
But when fans look at Bellamy, they see someone who is demonstratively 100 per cent committed to the cause.