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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.

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But I firmly believe that greyhounds should have a life of retirement after their racing days are over and these people must be caught and made an example of.
Veterans branded Wendy Lewis "Britain's most disgusting person" and have called for her to be made an example of and jailed when she appears for sentence at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
These people need to be made an example of and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
And the embarrassed Dutch club have made an example of Janssen by sending him to soccer Siberia.
This time they have tried to humiliate the public - and it's Channel 4 and Morris who should be made an example of.
If Harkness is guilty he must be made an example of with a lifetime ban as a warning to others that our national sport will not be sullied with racist filth.
Tom Healy said: "It is important that the low-lifes that did this are caught and made an example off.
Golds, who pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and above the legal alcohol limit, was visibly shocked by his sentence after Judge Richard Bray, told him he was to be made an example of.
Fakhruddin Chaudhry said that the MQM rally made an example for other regional parties to become national.
They should have made an example of the low life Geraldine Shaw They should bring back the ducking stool and give him a taste of his own medicine
He further said that he should be made an example for others, so that no one should carry out air firing in any weddings in future to save precious lives.
I don't think it'll go on in snooker any more because they really made an example of Stephen Lee and they banned him for 12 years.