example

[ ig-zam-puh l, -zahm- ]SEE DEFINITION OF example
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXAMPLE

Politics, for example, would be less entertaining without it.

Man followed their example and searched until he found an empty grotto.

That one example, moreover, has been a success as unqualified as undeniable.

How little has been the effect of this example on the conduct of the enemy!

Following the example of his predecessor, in 1868, Mr. Gladstone resigned.

Now we must choose if the example of our fathers and mothers will inspire us or condemn us.

Every eye, in short, is upon you with the expectation of an example.

His wife followed his example, composing this poem as she died.

Was not the deed perpetrated as an example and warning for himself?

He was a student working his way to an education, and his example was a help to me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., partial re-Latinization of earlier essample, asaumple (mid-13c.), from Old French essemple "sample, model, example, precedent, cautionary tale," from Latin exemplum "a sample," literally "that which is taken out," from eximere "take out, remove" (see exempt (adj.)). Oldest English senses are of "behavior" and "punishment."

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