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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEMONSTRATION

Their triumphal entry into Adelaide was a demonstration worthy of a prince.

I never saw so many people in my life before, nor such a demonstration.

To a degree that convinces myself I have made the demonstration.

It was the fruit of experience, of knowledge, of demonstration.

Demonstration must be personal before we can make anything our own.

“He told me it was going to be a demonstration against a building,” said the Professor.

The demonstration convinced them, and many were the expressions of amazement from their lips.

His manner of demonstration was so orderly and neat and simple, that it was not easy to mistake him.

The demonstration went off with a flourish and the committee were greatly impressed.

I then recalled my promise to inform Hellar and Zimmern of the outcome of my demonstration.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "proof that something is true," from Old French demonstration or directly from Latin demonstrationem (nominative demonstratio), noun of action from past participle stem of demonstrare "to point out, indicate, demonstrate," figuratively, "to prove, establish," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + monstrare "to point out, show," from monstrum "divine omen, wonder" (see monster). Meaning "public show of feeling," usually with a mass meeting and a procession, is from 1839. Related: Demonstrational.

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