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demonstrate
used in Oryx and Crake

10 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
  • He's tired, he wants to sleep, but he'll have to reassure the Crakers — demonstrate his safe return, explain why he's been away so long, deliver his message from Crake.
    p. 359.4
  • It was one of Crake's rules that no name could be chosen for which a physical equivalent — even stuffed, even skeletal — could not be demonstrated.
    p. 7.9

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in Oryx and Crake.

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exact meaning not specified
  • Best not to contradict them, but he can't let them continue in a belief that he can fly: sooner or later they might expect him to demonstrate.
    p. 362.1
  • Snowman demonstrates, sloshing the water off to the side, then turns the pail upside down.
    p. 103.6
  • Now it's more like an athletic demonstration, a free-spirited romp.
    p. 165.9
  • There were protests and demonstrations, with tear gas and shooting and bludgeoning: then more protests, more demonstrations, more tear gas, more shooting, more bludgeoning.
    p. 179.8
  • There were protests and demonstrations, with tear gas and shooting and bludgeoning: then more protests, more demonstrations, more tear gas, more shooting, more bludgeoning.
    p. 179.9
  • They didn't mention the Happicuppa demonstration in Maryland though, so maybe they were less informed than he feared.
    p. 197.9
  • Hypothesis, demonstration, conclusion, if A then not B. Good enough?
    p. 218.7
  • After a while they'd taken to showing him pictures — stills from buttonhole snoop cameras, or black-and-whites that looked as if they'd been pulled off the security videocams at pleebland bank ATMs, or news-channel footage of this or that: demonstrations, riots, executions.
    p. 256.6

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" in Oryx and Crake.

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