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Definitions of example

  1. punishment intended as a warning to others; " they decided to make an example of him"
  2. an occurrence of something; " it was a case of bad judgment"; " another instance occurred yesterday"; " but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
  3. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; " you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"
  4. a single item of information that is representative of a type; " this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; " there is a good example on page 10"
  5. something to be imitated; " an exemplar of success"; " a model of clarity"; " he is the very model of a modern major general"
  6. a representative form or pattern; " I profited from his example"
  7. an item of information that is representative of a type; " this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; " there is an example on page 10"
  8. One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
  9. That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
  10. That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
  11. That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
  12. An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples.
  13. To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
  14. A pattern; a model or copy; an illustration; specimen; a warning; a problem to be solved, as in arithmetic.
  15. That which is taken out as a specimen of the rest, or as an illustration of a rule, etc.: the person or thing to be imitated or avoided: a pattern: a warning: a former instance: a precedent.
  16. A pattern; instance; warning.
  17. A copy; sample; illustration; precedent; warning.
  18. A problem to be solved.
  19. A sample; a pattern, copy, or model; a precedent, to be copied or avoided; a former instance; an instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept; an induction of what may happen again from what has happened once before.
  20. A pattern, copy, or model; a specimen; one as an illustration of the whole; a former instance; that which, or the person who, is proper for imitation; one punished for the warning of others; an illustration of a rule or precept.
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Quotes of example

  1. Yes, yes, no one denies, for example that you're going to be able to fix the Murray through the Living Murray process without money, no one denies that. – John Anderson
  2. More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding. – Paul D. Boyer
  3. We can demonstrate, by our own example how E. U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E. U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy. – John Bruton
  4. If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force. – Auberon Herbert
  5. It really helps you to go through difficult situations by just thinking about it as being a big amount of work which you have to solve how to do. For example I don't feel very inspired when I act, I just act. That's it. – Isabelle Huppert
  6. I always give the example if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley. – Spike Lee
  7. You have to check out 'March of the Penguins'. Penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy. – Rich Lowry
  8. I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me. – James C. Maxwell
  9. I'm very much a lead by example person. – Alexandra Paul
  10. Procedures outside the stadiums and in the parking areas still need to be optimized, for example so that emergency medical services can leave the grounds on their way to the hospital faster. – Otto Schily
  11. It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product. – Jim Sensenbrenner
  12. Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids. – Jim Sensenbrenner
  13. For example when my mother died, the people who showed up just to put an apron on to cook, people who really do the right thing, so to speak, as my momma would always say to show that they care, a sense of community that we've lost so much in our country. – Sela Ward
  14. There's a clear example of resolve in this country to fight back. – John Warner
  15. Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men. The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety. – Mary Wesley

Usage examples for example

  1. You can set a good example to children. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  2. For example if you suspected that anything out of the way was going on in a room anywhere this would report much to you even if you were miles away. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. I followed his example and saw that it was half- past one. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  4. For example In death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave, who shall give thee thanks?" – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  5. And I will follow the marquise's example – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  6. The others follow their example – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  7. It was just one more example – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. Let me illustrate: Here is a tree, for example – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  9. What an example was here held out to the Company's servants! – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. So you think your life is a good example to follow? – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  11. It's another example of what you can do if you try. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  12. Following his example I too returned to my desk and took up my pen. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. I hope you will not lightly turn away from his example – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  14. Other people followed his example and day by day excitement grew. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  15. If I am to be present at the marriage I must follow their example – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  16. Why don't you follow my wife's example – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  17. I will read an example of what I mean. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  18. Now, I think any one who watched him yesterday could not have failed to see that, had he not grown excited and nervous, he could have worked that example – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  19. My dear girl, the man with the mystery has followed my aunt's example that is, he hasn't disinherited me, but he's dead. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock

Rhymes for example