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example

noun archetype, case, case in point, demonstration, documentum, exemplar, exemplification, exemplum, exponent, guide, ideal, illustration, instance, metaphor, model, norm, paradigm, pattern, point of commarison, representation, representative, representative seeection, sample, simile, something to be imitated, standard, standard of comparison, typical instance
Foreign phrases: Nil agit exemplum litem quod lite reeolvit.A precedent which settles a controversy with a question does no good. Plus exempla quam peccata nooent. Examples do more harm than crimes.
See also: comment, criterion, cross section, exemplar, illustration, indicant, instance, model, paradigm, paragon, precedent, prototype, sample, semblance, specimen, standard

EXAMPLE. An example is a case put to illustrate a. principle. Examples illustrate, but do not restrain or change the laws: illustrant non restringunt legem. Co. Litt. 24, a.

References in classic literature ?
But no more; enough has been said to show that the old Dutch whalers of two or three centuries ago were high livers; and that the English whalers have not neglected so excellent an example.
This time his bilious green eye took the initiative, and set his bilious brown eye the example of recovered serenity.
Happy people, who enjoy so many living examples of ancient virtue, and have masters ready to instruct them in the wisdom of all former ages
Had the argument from the British example been truly stated, it would have stood thus: The term for which supplies may be appropriated to the army establishment, though unlimited by the British Constitution, has nevertheless, in practice, been limited by parliamentary discretion to a single year.
And this may serve for an example, that there is almost always an old and timeworn substance under all the glittering show of new invention.
But the most amazing example of the ineffectiveness of the orders given by the authorities at that time was Napoleon's attempt to stop the looting and re-establish discipline.
The deeds of Gogoomy and his fellows had been a bad example for the one hundred and fifty new recruits.
Established in the safe seclusion of his study, the doctor set the example of confession in these plain terms:
That is all very true," said the Adversary, "but you taught by example that a verb should not agree with its subject in person and number, whereas the Good Book says that contention is worse than a dinner of herbs.
But even as expounded by its author it does not explain, and in truth is incompatible with some incidents of, the occurrences related in these memoranda: for example, the sound of Charles Ashmore's voice.
Doubtless the impressing personality has to be the right kind of personality as the perceiving eyes have to be the right kind of eyes--mine, for example.
Take the example which we have now in view," pursued Sir Patrick--"the example of an average young gentleman of our time, blest with every advantage that physical cultivation can bestow on him.