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Declarative   Listen

Relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration.  Synonyms: asserting, declaratory.
Relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements.  Synonym: indicative.

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"Declarative" Quotes from Famous Books

... announced himself to be favorable, but which he afterwards more and more opposed, on the ground that the revenues already produced were in excess of the needs of the government. The subject was ably discussed,—first, in a resolution introduced by Senator Clay declarative of principles involving some reduction of duties on articles that did not compete with American industries, but maintaining generally the "American System" successfully introduced by him in the tariff of 1824; and then, in a bill framed ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII • John Lord

... modestly admitted, as he put on a cap, that he used to be a pretty fair shot, and George Washington in an attitude as declarative of his pride in the occasion as his inebriated state admitted, was looking on with an expression of supreme complacency, when the Major levelled the weapon and sighted along its barrel. George Washington gave a jump which sent his cherished beaver ...
— "George Washington's" Last Duel - 1891 • Thomas Nelson Page

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