Definition of 'illustrative'
Example sentences containing 'illustrative'
The stories are for illustrative purposes only.The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The illustrative quotations printed represent only around half the examples that have been examined in the process of compiling the dictionary.The Times Literary Supplement (2014) The Sun (2009)
The case is illustrative both of the sheer nastiness of this fraud and the fact that fraudsters frequently have links to other crime.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)
Consider the following illustrative cases.Christianity Today (2000)
This example is merely illustrative.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
One illustrative case is provided by the Irish Republic.Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)
Could there be a more illustrative example of the Big Society in action?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Probably the most famous example of this, and also a good illustrative case, is the "green revolution" in agriculture.Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)
He was an outsized presence who, for illustrative example, took a visceral delight in hunting elephants and drinking the soup made from their trunks.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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