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representative (part of speech: adjective)
- She wishes to express her gratitude to the first- mentioned corporation for having presented her with a map illustrative of the route; thus enabling the reader to trace the numerous towns and cities- on the Erie Canal and three Great Lakes- whose history and attractions have been depicted in this book. - "By Water to the Columbian Exposition", Johanna S. Wisthaler.
- He occasionally preached, but his sermons were only illustrative of practical duties, or the lessons to be learnt from holy and unselfish lives. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
- The books I did read were those which promised to furnish illustrative material. - "Herbert Spencer", J. Arthur Thomson.