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demonstrate
used in The Magic Mountain

10 uses
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1  —5 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
  • For instance, did the seven weeks he had demonstrably, indubitably spent with these people here feel like a mere seven days?
    5.3 - Freedom (1% in)
  • But that could be demonstrated only if a chill was also present—otherwise the skin remained hot.
    5.7 - Research (76% in)
  • He might just as easily have asked "about whom?" but he kept things impersonal as a way of demonstrating his total innocence, although even Joachim knew what was going on.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (79% in)
  • During the centuries he was talking about, Naphta responded, such decent bourgeois measures would have served neither side—would have been of no more use to the ill and suffering than to the healthy and happy, who had wanted to demonstrate their charity not so much out of compassion as out of the desire to save their own souls.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (37% in)
  • It probably had no real subject, but instead wandered about freely in intellectual realms, broaching this and that, but essentially it was aimed at proving in dismal fashion that all life's intellectual phenomena are ambiguous, that nature is equivocal and any grand concepts abstracted from her are strategically useless, and at demonstrating how iridescent are the robes that the Absolute dons on earth.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (51% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in The Magic Mountain.

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exact meaning not specified
  • Luther's deed—ah yes, it had the virtue of demonstrating in the crudest, most graphic terms, the questionable nature of any deed, of action in general.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (56% in)
  • And then in a masterfully subdued voice, he began a conversation with the horseman's widow, making inquiries—which demonstrated both medical expertise and moral, religious sympathy—about her husband's long years of suffering, his last days and moments, and the transfer of the body to Karnten, which was yet to be arranged.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (18% in)
  • He had stood quietly in the background while the director demonstrated this new acquisition, and although he had not laughed or shouted bravo, he had followed the performances intently, twirling one eyebrow between two fingers, an occasional habit of late.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (19% in)
  • In his jargon, they were dealing with biopsychic projections of subconscious complexes into the objective world, processes whose source one should attribute to the medium, a person whose constitution was in a somnambulant state; one might speak of such events as objectified dreams to the extent that they demonstrated an ideoplastic capability in nature— the capacity of thoughts, under certain conditions, to assume substance and thus reveal themselves in ephemeral reality.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (52% in)
  • The mysticism of the late Middle Ages, however, had demonstrated its liberating tendency by acting as a forerunner of the Reformation—the Reformation, hee hee, which for its part had been a tangled snarl of freedom and medieval reaction.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (56% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" in The Magic Mountain.

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