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 resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
  10. That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
  11. 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.
  12. To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
  13. A pattern; a model or copy; an illustration; specimen; a warning; a problem to be solved, as in arithmetic.
  14. 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.
  15. A pattern; instance; warning.
  16. A problem to be solved.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

Usage examples for example

  1. I hope you will not lightly turn away from his example. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  2. I will read an example of what I mean. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  3. It was just one more example.... – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  4. You can set a good example to children. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. And I will follow the marquise's example. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  9. The others follow their example. – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  10. 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
  11. Let me illustrate: Here is a tree, for example. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  12. Other people followed his example, and day by day excitement grew. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  13. Why don't you follow my wife's example?" – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  14. I followed his example, and saw that it was half- past one. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  15. 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
  16. If I am to be present at the marriage I must follow their example. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  17. Following his example, I too returned to my desk and took up my pen. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. 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