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Indicative meaning

indicative - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( usually followed by ` of') pointing out or revealing clearly; " actions indicative of fear"
  2. 2. relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple declarative statements; " indicative mood"
  3. 3. Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
  4. 4. Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
  5. 5. The indicative mood.

indicative - examples of usage

  1. It was only a slight change, but to Gordon, who understood his father so well, it was clearly perceptible and indicative of the mood behind. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. A large number of his illustrations are taken from the handicrafts of the city, but very few are indicative of familiarity with rustic occupations. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. In other verbs the subjunctive, instead of having the s- form in the third person singular of the present tense, has the name- form, or the same form as all the other forms of the present tense; as, indicative, he runs, she sees, it seems, he has; subjunctive, if he run, though she see, lest it seem, if he have. - "Practical Grammar and Composition", Thomas Wood.
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