examples

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

He then went on to give a number of examples in point, of which we select a few.

He had his slate-pencil and arithmetic book, and prepared himself to do his examples.

"If I must do my examples, so must you, or I won't do them at all," cried Cheppi again.

Examples will give a better notion of this than can be conveyed by any definition.

Some examples from both are given in the notes to this translation.

Perhaps every one of the examples I adduce will be found open to dispute.

That this was by no means impossible was proved by many past examples.

This is an interesting connection, of which one or two examples may be given.

Keats and Wither will serve as examples with which to finish our argument.

The examples of such men never die, but, like their memories, are immortal.

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."