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1  —2 uses as in:
It demonstrates my point.
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 a W.C.T.U. booth at which celebrated clergymen and other physiologists would demonstrate the evils of alcohol.
    Chapter 23 (5% in)
  • Furthermore, a quantitative relation is demonstrated to exist between this inactivation and the radiations that produce it.
    Chapter 36 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in Arrowsmith.

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  • Droning afternoons of hospital demonstrations, among stumbling students barked at by tired clinical professors.
    Chapter 8 (4% in)
  • Any psychologist desiring a perfectly normal man for use in demonstrations could not have done better than to have engaged Irving Watters.
    Chapter 2 (88% in)
  • But he was conscious that in the cotton-plugged test-tube between the instrument-bath and the bichloride jar on the demonstrator's desk were millions of fatal anthrax germs.
    Chapter 4 (6% in)
  • On the demonstrator's table was a wooden tray, scarred from the tacks which for years had pinned down the corpses.
    Chapter 4 (49% in)
  • To attend lectures on physical diagnosis, surgery, neurology, obstetrics, and gynecology in the morning, with hospital demonstrations in the afternoon; to supervise the making of media and the sterilization of glassware for Gottlieb; to instruct a new class in the use of the microscope and filter and autoclave; to read a page now and then of scientific German or French; to see Madeline constantly; to get through it all he drove himself to hysterical hurrying, and in the dizziest of it...
    Chapter 6 (5% in)
  • And always Martin's work went on—assisting Max Gottlieb, instructing bacteriological students, attending lectures and hospital demonstrations—sixteen merciless hours to the day.
    Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • In that listless state he was mooning about the laboratory during elementary bacteriology demonstration hour, when Gottlieb sent him to the basement to bring up six male rabbits for inoculation.
    Chapter 9 (16% in)
  • He held out a newspaper clipping in which, above a pen-and-ink caricature portraying him with large mustached head on a tiny body, was the headline: DOC PICKERBAUGH BANNER BOOSTER OF EVANGELINE COUNTY LEADS BIG GO-TO-CHURCH DEMONSTRATION HERE Pickerbaugh looked it over, reflecting, "That was a dandy meeting!
    Chapter 19 (21% in)
  • At noon, when the Eugenic Family were giving a demonstration of perfect vigor, their youngest blossom had an epileptic fit, and before the excitement was over, upon the Chicago anti-nicotine lady as she triumphantly assassinated a mouse charged an anti-vivisection lady, also from Chicago.
    Chapter 23 (37% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" in Arrowsmith.

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