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demonstrate
used in A Tale of Two Cities

5 uses
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1  —2 uses 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
  • When the wine was gone, and the places where it had been most abundant were raked into a gridiron-pattern by fingers, these demonstrations ceased, as suddenly as they had broken out.
    1.5 — The Wine-shop (10% in)
demonstrations = displays (in this case, of celebration)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • The mender of roads was now coming to himself, and was mistrustful of having made a mistake in his late demonstrations; but no. "You are the fellow we want," said Defarge, in his ear; "you make these fools believe that it will last for ever."
    2.15 — Knitting (94% in)
demonstrations = displays (in this case, of celebration)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in A Tale of Two Cities.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • —I doubt if they durst spare him after the demonstration in the court.
    3.11 — Dusk (92% in)
  • Besides these Dervishes, were other three who had rushed into another sect, which mended matters with a jargon about "the Centre of Truth:" holding that Man had got out of the Centre of Truth—which did not need much demonstration—but had not got out of the Circumference, and that he was to be kept from flying out of the Circumference, and was even to be shoved back into the Centre, by fasting and seeing of spirits.
    2.7 — Monseigneur in Town (40% in)
  • The Judges having to take part in a public demonstration out of doors, the Tribunal adjourned.
    3.11 — Dusk (5% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" in A Tale of Two Cities.

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