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demonstrate
used in Lonesome Dove

5 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • Since they were traveling along the same route, an opportunity might yet arise to demonstrate that he was a better man than Jake Spoon.
    Chapters 23-24 (72% in)

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

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • "Yes, she always took coffee in the morning," Lippy said, demonstrating a familiarity with Lorena's habits that offended Dish at once.
    Chapters 70-71 (23% in)
  • She still felt peaceful with him; they had never quarreled and he had not demonstrated the slightest inclination to meanness.
    Chapters 17-18 (5% in)
  • "Captain McCrae and Captain Call happened in and Captain McCrae gave us a little demonstration with his pistol, that's all.
    Chapters 42-43 (24% in)
  • Even when she had accepted Bob, Gus's presence in her life confused most people, for she had soon demonstrated that she had no intention of giving him up just because she was planning to marry.
    Chapters 87-88 (24% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" in Lonesome Dove.

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