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1A person who takes part in a public protest meeting or march.
demonstrator, protest marcher, human chainView synonyms
- ‘Beyond the street protests, student demonstrators have also paralysed 16 universities and disrupted 35 others, the education ministry said.’
- ‘The mood of the time hardly supported the protest: the demonstrators were ridiculed; the innocence of the competition defended.’
- ‘The protests turned into riots at several places when demonstrators destroyed public property.’
- ‘Hundreds of demonstrators marched in the center of the city today to protest his visit.’
- ‘The two leaders had earlier led a march of hundreds of demonstrators in defiance of a government ban on protest rallies or gatherings of more than four people.’
- ‘Police had to direct traffic away from Rastrick Common yesterday after demonstrators parked cars along the roadside to highlight potential traffic difficulties at the psychiatric unit.’
- ‘He vowed to investigate the incident, possibly turning over demonstrators to the district attorney for criminal prosecution.’
- ‘They tried to organize a similar protest a couple of weeks ago, and only produced 10,000 demonstrators.’
- ‘This time, the square was packed with at least 10,000 pro-hunting demonstrators when she finally arrived, shortly before noon.’
- ‘In Yorkshire, protests arranged by demonstrators communicating by email and websites caused rush-hour traffic jams.’
- ‘But have you ever sympathised with road protesters, anti-nuclear demonstrators or those who tear up genetically modified crops?’
- ‘The space around Mahatma Gandhi Statue is already known for protest demonstrators and more such spots can be located in other areas for this purpose.’
- ‘Social unrest was exploding as anti-war protestors and civil rights demonstrators used the public stage to express their views.’
- ‘Earlier, a march by around 250,000 demonstrators had passed off peacefully but one large group set fire to government buildings.’
- ‘He added that Saturday's protest would include elderly demonstrators who have never taken to the streets before but were incensed by the plans.’
- ‘But a handful of anti-hunt demonstrators, who peacefully protested amidst crowds of supporters, disagreed.’
- ‘During Monday's protests, some demonstrators broke into the legislature and shattered windows.’
- ‘‘The government must respond positively to the sugar community's aspirations,’ he said in a meeting with the demonstrators.’
- ‘With only a couple of hundred demonstrators, the protest nonetheless attracted local and, more significantly, international attention.’
- ‘The small crowd of about 1,000 demonstrators was obliged to march three kilometres from a neighbouring train station.’
2A person who shows how a particular piece of equipment works or how a skill or craft is performed.
- ‘To help do this effectively, have veteran staff help as mentors, tour guides, demonstrators, and controlled procedure interpreters.’
- ‘The speeches at the Placa de Tetuan were repeated four times as demonstrators continued to arrive.’
- ‘The wide-ranging project will allow visitors to try their hands at age-old country crafts with the help of trained demonstrators.’
- ‘The election was marred by violence following a clash between demonstrators and police officers.’
- ‘At first, ask more experienced swimmers to perform the skill (the closer the demonstrator is to the age of the novice, the better.’
- ‘The student-led demonstrators blockaded government offices and effectively shut down most of the capital, with no bus services operating.’
- ‘With snow not normally found at this time of year, even in the nearby Peak District, the demonstrators took to trampolines to give a display of their skills.’
- ‘An international demonstrator, teacher and writer, her articles have appeared in popular media and astrological publications around the world.’
- ‘In Drawing, Baker is an artist, mother, daughter, wife, demonstrator, performer.’
- 2.1A person who teaches by demonstrating, especially in a laboratory.
- ‘Qualified AOIFA teacher and demonstrator Marie O'Leary offers a series of courses from the beautifully restored stone cottage in the heart of the Carlow countryside.’
- ‘Peer teachers in the second year of the laboratory sequence act as demonstrators, coaches and evaluators.’
- ‘Harker began life at Cambridge reading physics, but soon transferred his affections to geology and was appointed a demonstrator at the Sedgwick Museum in 1884.’
- ‘In both capacities Fettes enjoyed and deserved his notice, and by the second year of his attendance he held the half-regular position of second demonstrator or sub-assistant in his class.’
- ‘He started work under J.J. Thomson, the discoverer of the electron, before becoming an assistant demonstrator of physics.’
- ‘The removal of the demonstrators controls for any antipredator benefits that could be gained by associating with the larger demonstrator group.’
- ‘Joe was a demonstrator of basketmaking at the time and he taught me.’
- ‘She had previously taught in secondary schools and as a demonstrator at the university.’
- ‘At the end of a course an examination was held and if a certain standard was reached one was awarded a Brannra or Badge and those who wished to continue did further classes, with many attaining demonstrator and teacher standard.’
- ‘After graduating, Waller was a physics demonstrator at the London School of Medicine for Women (now the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine).’
- ‘After a short time in this employment, Guthrie offered him employment as a demonstrator in physics.’
- ‘He was appointed a demonstrator in zoology at Cambridge in 1882, becoming a fellow of St John's College and a university lecturer in invertebrate morphology in 1884.’
- ‘I am honored to be attending the Expo this year as an instructor and demonstrator.’
- ‘Up to 100 council staff left their desks to join school students and other demonstrators disrupting rush hour traffic in Bradford and York.’
- 2.2A piece of merchandise that can be tested by potential buyers.
- ‘The company expects to start first test flights on a demonstrator by the end of 2003.’
- ‘The demonstrator engine test lasted 4.9 seconds.’
- ‘Premier dealers must always have demonstrators of both models available and Laguna Sport Touring courtesy cars.’
- ‘Following the successful completion of the demonstrator tests, the system entered full-scale development and pre-production.’
- ‘By the end of the year, the two demonstrator platforms shall be ready for commencement of contractor testing.’
- ‘The company began development of the gas-generator demonstrator in 1999, and it was due to begin tests by the end of last month.’
- ‘The team at the University of Strathclyde have proved this mathematically, and we've now built a demonstrator to test it practically.’
- ‘The development programme includes the building and testing of a number of major Puma subsystem demonstrators.’
- ‘The control fish were tested as described above except the demonstrator shoal remained in the central portion of their half of the tank for the 3-min demonstration period.’
- ‘I knew it was an ordinary car straight away because even though it had been carefully prepared as a press demonstrator, it arrived at my house with one headlamp not working and a driver's seat backrest that wouldn't lock.’
- ‘This is a space flight demonstrator designed to test technologies required for them to locate and rendezvous with the Station.’
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