Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Giving intimation.

Part of speech: noun

The indicative mode, which asserts or questions directly.

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Usage examples "indicative":

  1. Having turned several times towards them with a peculiar ferocity of aspect, she crept into a corner, with a mien indicative of the deepest melancholy. - "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.
  2. The silence which the whole palace preserved upon the matter, and upon Louise's disappearance, was indicative of a long train of misfortunes to all those who knew the haughty and irritable humor of the king. - "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.
  3. A slow grin had overspread Mr. Deering's face as Friar Tuck was mentioned, but when Billy added Robin Hood his father's countenance underwent changes indicative of hope, fear, and chagrin. - "The Madness of May", Meredith Nicholson.