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Usage examples for indicative

  1. In Virginia we boarded for some time in a family consisting of a widow and her four daughters, and I there witnessed a scene strongly indicative of the effect I have mentioned. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  2. Nose, mouth and chin were clean- cut and indicative of power, while his brow was broad and smooth, with a surface so serene that it might have belonged to a woman. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. It was succeeded by a silence solemn and profound; and then, by a murmuring indicative of some surprise- sudden as that which had called forth the shout, but of a less pleasant nature. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  4. There was nothing to be seen, however, indicative of the traveler's name. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  5. The entrance of a guard and their march around the prison, although afterward common enough after taps, was then an unusual thing, causing much talk among the prisoners, and to the mind of Rose and his fellow- plotters was indicative of aroused suspicion on the part of the Confederates. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  6. The grounds around it were spacious for a city, with box bushes whose size were indicative of their great age. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  7. A dark gloomy sea of scrub without a break in its monotonous surface met our gaze, nor was there a new object of any kind to be seen indicative of a probable change of country. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  8. If instead of reading it in the imperative mood, we read it in the indicative mood, the sense will be, 'Ye shall hear, but not understand; and ye shall see, but not perceive. – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  9. " No," her whole expression indicative of surprise. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  10. The females asked no questions, and expressed no word indicative of curiosity or surprise, as the strong arm of the Indian lifted his captive into the canoe, and made signs to the elder squaw to push from the shore. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  11. But Frank had learned, by experience, that silence was not indicative of safety, for it might, at any moment, be broken by the report of muskets, or a sudden demand for surrender from enemies who had followed them so silently that their approach had not been discovered. – Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon
  12. On one side of the figures is a small tree, indicative, I suppose, of the infant growth of the plantation. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
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