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1. Serving to manifest or prove.
2. Involving or characterized by demonstration.
3. Given to or marked by the open expression of emotion: an affectionate and demonstrative family.
4. Grammar Specifying or singling out the person or thing referred to: the demonstrative pronouns these and that.
n. Grammar
A demonstrative pronoun or adjective.

de·mon′stra·tive·ly adv.
de·mon′stra·tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.demonstratively - in a demonstrative manner; "he greeted her demonstratively"


[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪvlɪ] ADVefusivamente, calurosamente
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In this case, both the active and passive understanding of words is different from what it is when words are used demonstratively.
Thus it seems that we must maintain our distinction words used demonstratively describe and are intended to lead to sensations, while the same words used in narrative describe and are only intended to lead to images.
The language-habit consists not merely in the use of words demonstratively, but also in their use to express narrative or desire.
But these were pigmies against an army; the general assemblage subscribed to the gospel according to Slackbridge, and gave three cheers for him, as he sat demonstratively panting at them.
The dog, a vivacious and amiable animal which for some inscrutable reason had bestowed his friendship on my unworthy self, rushed up the bank demonstratively and insinuated himself under my arm.
It struck Arthur that the noise began demonstratively far off, as though Mr Pancks sought to impress on any one who might happen to think about it, that he was working on from out of hearing.
Mr Fledgeby also took a chair, though less demonstratively, and by slow approaches removed his hand from his nose.
The benefits of projects (such as Thar coal mining and power project, Hyderabad-Mirpurkhas dual carriageway, and the southern loop of Ring Road and a railway crossing flyover in Lahore, etc) demonstratively accrued beyond the direct users of these facilities.
Why so far no punitive measure has been taken against the country that has been demonstratively neglecting such resolutions, as well as consistently violating the requirements of the statute of CoE?
The evil state of Iran - again, another CIA/MI6 operation to oust the democratically elected government of Mossadegh because - here it starts - the nationalization of their own oil to keep their own profits and resources at home - how demonstratively non-capitalist
The ECB has introduced several monetary policy measures since June 2014, which have played a crucial role in supporting the economy and have been demonstratively effective in preventing a period of disinflation from slipping into one of outright deflation.
The brimmed cap that hid his face through most of Act I hindered his expression and overall, he could have physicalized his singing and acting more demonstratively.