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Atlas Shrugged
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as in: It demonstrates my point. Define
to show
  • …usage, a sudden fissure may appear, though the length of this period cannot be predicted…… The possibility of a molecular reaction, at present unknown, cannot be entirely discounted…… Although the tensile strength of the metal is obviously demonstrable, certain questions in regard to its behavior under unusual stress are not to be ruled out…. Although there is no evidence to support the contention that the use of the metal should be prohibited, a further study of its properties would…

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  • The salesperson demonstrated features of both phones so I could compare them.
  • The medal is given only to a few who have demonstrated extraordinary courage while defending their country.

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  • If he wants a factual demonstration, I shall comply.
  • My dear madam, the duty of thinkers is not to explain, but to demonstrate that nothing can be explained.

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  • We’ve given them such a demonstration that all that rot is going to be swept away.
  • The latest scientific discoveries-such as the tremendous achievements of Dr. Robert Stadler-have demonstrated conclusively that our reason is incapable of dealing with the nature of the universe.
  • You stood here and watched the storm _with the greatest pride one can ever feel-because you are able to have summer flowers and half naked women in your house on a night like this, in demonstration of your victory over that storm.
  • You know-as you have demonstrated at your trial-how important it is, and why, that we obtain all that property with the voluntary consent of the victims.
  • She carried her suitcase, swinging it a little, as if in demonstration of her ability to carry it.
  • I am writing a treatise on the philosophy of law, I shall demonstrate that humanity’s darkest evil, the most destructive horror machine among all the devices of men, is non-objective law…… No, Miss Taggart, my treatise will not be published outside.
  • The impulse of the habit of reason almost pushed her to speak, to argue, to demonstrate the self-evident-but she looked at their faces and she saw that they knew it.
  • There were also the faces of loose-mouthed young men and maliciously unkempt females, the kind who led the booing in newsreel theaters at any appearance of a businessman on the screen; they did not attempt a counter-demonstration; they were silent.

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  • If I have to be the pawn in the demonstration that will convince you, I’m willing to be-and to win you from them, once and for all.
  • The newspapers had snarled that the cause of the country’s troubles, as this case demonstrated, was the selfish greed of rich industrialists; that it was men like Hank Rearden who were to blame for the shrinking diet, the falling temperature and the cracking roofs in the homes of the nation; that if it had not been for men who broke regulations and hampered the government’s plans, prosperity would have been achieved long ago; and that a man like Hank Rearden was prompted by nothing but…

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as in: It demonstrates my point. Define
to show
as in: demonstrate to protest Define
a public display supporting a cause -- usually joining with others in a political protest
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