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demonstrate
used in Animal Farm

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
It demonstrates my point.
Definition
to show
The exact meaning of this sense of demonstrate can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "I will demonstrate how to throw a Frisbee." — show how to do something
  • "I will demonstrate how much quicker the new computer is than the old one." — show how something works
  • "Her questioned demonstrated that she was listening and thinking deeply about what was said." — showed to be true or proved
  • There was nothing with which they could compare their present lives: they had nothing to go upon except Squealer's lists of figures, which invariably demonstrated that everything was getting better and better.
    Chapter 10 (23% in)
demonstrated = showed
There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in Animal Farm.

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2  —2 uses as in:
demonstrate to protest
Definition
a public display supporting a cause — usually joining with others in a political protest
  • Napoleon had commanded that once a week there should be held something called a Spontaneous Demonstration, the object of which was to celebrate the struggles and triumphs of Animal Farm.
    Chapter 9 (29% in)
demonstration = public display of support
  • The sheep were the greatest devotees of the Spontaneous Demonstration, and if anyone complained (as a few animals sometimes did, when no pigs or dogs were near) that they wasted time and meant a lot of standing about in the cold, the sheep were sure to silence him with a tremendous bleating of 'Four legs good, two legs bad!' But by and large the animals enjoyed these celebrations.
    Chapter 9 (33% in)
demonstration = public display of support
There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in Animal Farm.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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