Example sentences for: demotic

How can you use “demotic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • From antiquity many such chameleonic switchovers are preserved on papyrus, parchment, stone, and bone and in clay, Greek letters serving to write Demotic Egyptian, Babylonian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Indian, and Latin.

  • Another ancient oddity is a 4th-century BCE Aramaic religious text in Demotic script.

  • Until then, I think I had assumed that only the everyday speech of the man in the street and the very demotic Greek of some magazines and newspapers had incorporated these borrowings.

  • And anyway, to quote John Ashbery, "What need for purists when the demotic is built to last?"

  • The writing may not be polished, but "[w]hat this demotic, you-are-there prose lacks in literary finesse ...

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