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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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Fat cats are still supping the pensions cream, and have taken little or no notice of business leaders or ministers who say they should set an example.
But I think it would be significant to set an example in such a severe environment,'' the top government spokesman said at a news conference.
Since Canada's Kyoto commitments do not obligate small firms or citizens, the Wedgewood has initiated this Carbon Neutral program and reduced its net emissions to zero entirely voluntarily, and hopes it will set an example for other Canadian businesses and industries.
Football is at the stage where it has become a world sport and the big clubs should have values and vision and set an example.
It begins with a commitment at the top to place educational excellence first, to set an example for the thousands of dedicated teachers struggling daily against an incompetent, inefficient and broken system.
Praising her forgiving nature, the Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu said she had set an example worthy of a Jedi Knight.
Senior members can set an example by following the same recordkeeping procedures they require of their staff.
The consultant helped me take specific steps to begin to set an example at the top, which was absolutely essential," Mr.
With their warmth to support me, I came to understand that I was here to show love--discover new ways, every moment, to embrace those who don't understand and set an example of the joy that comes when one can be herself, without lies, without shame.
We hope that this initiative will set an example for our industry and inspire them to help our homeless neighbors.
Your service has exceeded all expectations and you have set an example for others who serve,'' Maj.
They set an example for communities across the state of what is possible through smarter growth.