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examplenoun 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.