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demonstrate
used in Fast Food Nation

18 uses
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1  —3 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
  • The working conditions in America's slaughterhouses demonstrate what can happen when employers wield virtually unchecked power over their workers.
    p. 265.8
  • According to Callicrate, the suit will demonstrate that the company's purported efficiency in production is really "an efficiency in stealing."
    p. 144.1
  • And Growing Power, a group led by Will Allen and based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is demonstrating how agriculture can thrive in the inner city, turning urban food deserts into farms that produce healthy food.
    p. 274.9

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in Fast Food Nation.

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  • They participated in demonstrations against McDonald's and gave out anti-McDonald's leaflets.
    p. 248.1
  • It resembles the American embassy compounds that always used to attract antiwar protesters, student demonstrators, flag burners.
    p. 31.3
  • Kroc had visited a lot of restaurant kitchens, out on the road, demonstrating the Multimixer — and had never seen anything like the Mc-Donald's Speedee Service System.
    p. 34.9
  • As he demonstrated one contraption after another — including a wireless hand-held menu that uses radio waves to transmit orders — a group of construction workers across the street put the finishing touches on a new subdivision called Constitution Hills.
    p. 67.3
  • On October 7, 1989, the first mass demonstration against East Germany's Communist rulers took place in Plauen.
    p. 227.9
  • The size of Plauen's demonstration set it apart.
    p. 227.9
  • The demonstration had no leadership, no organizers, no formal plan of action.
    p. 228.2
  • Some of the demonstration's most fervent supporters were long-haired, working-class fans of American heavy metal music, known in Plauen as die Heavies, who rode their motorcycles through town distributing antigovernment pamphlets.
    p. 228.3
  • Police officers and Stasi agents tried to break up the demonstration, arresting dozens of people, firing water cannons at the crowd, flying helicopters low over the rooftops of Plauen.
    p. 228.5
  • And so Kinder stood on the steps of the town hall with a megaphone, urging the soldiers not to fire their weapons and telling the demonstrators that their point had been made, now it was time to go home.
    p. 228.9
  • The U.S. Air Force had just bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and anti-American demonstrations were erupting throughout China.
    p. 243.9
  • A generation ago American embassies and oil companies were the most likely targets of overseas demonstrations against "U.S. imperialism:' Today fast food restaurants have assumed that symbolic role, with McDonald's a particular favorite.
    p. 244.0
  • During July of 2000 an estimated thirty thousand demonstrators gathered in Millau when Jose Bove went on trial, some carrying signs that said "Non a McMerde."
    p. 244.8
  • It later staged demonstrations in support of animal rights and British trade unions.
    p. 245.1
  • The apartment lacks central heating, the ceilings are sagging, and the place is crammed with books, boxes, files, transcripts, leaflets, and posters announcing various demonstrations.
    p. 248.7

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