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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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The CSA feel that taking this action and making an example of those who commit these offences will encourage other non-resident parents to give them the information they need straight away.
FOOTBALL: Joey Barton's agent Willie McKay has accused Manchester City of making an example of the player because he is "an easy target".
But 37-year-old knitwear worker Irvine, who was sent off for violent play, accused the SRU of making an example of him and effectively ending his 15-year rugby career.
Making an example of Beijing might simply create economic hardships for innocent people in China as well as American companies that do business with China.
Alan Price, who is managing director of Peninsula Ireland, which collected the data, said: "Disciplining employees who are caught bad-mouthing the company and making an example of them should help reduce the problem.
But by making an example of these three companies, he added, ``we hope this will send a message to the industry as well as the public.