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demonstrate
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • "The usual," said Ron indifferently, demonstrating a rude hand gesture.
  • It was not like Malfoy to pass up the chance to demonstrate his power as prefect, which he had happily abused all the previous year.

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  • Luna was demonstrating her usual knack of speaking uncomfortable truths; he had never met anyone quite like her.
  • Perhaps he had gained the idea from Professor Slughorn, the teacher with whom he was on best terms, who had demonstrated how influential a role a teacher can play.
  • Sure enough, McLaggen, for reasons best known to himself, had pulled Peakes’s bat from him and appeared to be demonstrating how to hit a Bludger toward an oncoming Cadwallader.
  • Harry was sure that Dumbledore was going to refuse, that he would tell Riddle there would be plenty of time for practical demonstrations at Hogwarts, that they were currently in a building full of Muggles and must therefore be cautious.
  • I hope to be able to demonstrate them to you in due course.

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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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