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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.
Metropolitan Police commissioner Ian Blair keeps rabbiting on about making an example of celebrities who take drugs.
Daly expressed concern about the distraction the punishment would cause to his team, which is battling the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the National League West, and suggested that baseball officials were making an example out of the Dodgers and setting a bad precedent.
But by the time the National Executive meets it will be over a week since the Mahon Report was published - and expelling members who have already resigned is hardly making an example of them.
Now I'm in no way condoning benefit fraud but here is the state making an example of somebody to ensure that other people get the message to save the state money.