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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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I am going, that I may not bring fresh trouble into your family: and to set an example which every honest and devoted man, situated as I am, may follow.
The truth is I don't really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids.
The head of the central bank of South Africa has waived her salary increase to set an example to the industry.
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QUETTA, April 16, 2011 (Balochistan Times): In a major development, a man in Quetta has set an example by depositing Rs 100,000 in the account of Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) for using electricity illegally for last five years.
Summary: Campaigners urge rich countries to set an example by cutting their emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 without carbon offsetting.
FOOTBALLER Joey Barton was told to set an example to fans who idolised him by the judge who spared him jail.
If the Home Secretary wants us to control the alcohol consumption and the rowdy behaviour of our young people, she ought to set an example by controlling such consumption and behaviour first in the Palace of Westminster I did not see this week's broadcast of Prime Minister's Questions.
I think they should set an example to the general public.
Our collective goal is to help restore the fragile balance of the desert ecosystem and hopefully, in doing so, we will set an example for others in the community to adopt the same ideals,'' said Laura Been, Lockheed Martin Environmental Resources representative, who spearheaded the volunteer effort.
Embracing sustainable design allows colleges and universities to lead by example and set an example for students and the public to follow.
We can set an example that may greatly influence the pace of convergence activities and timetables in many other countries and at the same time ensure the global standard-setting process fully considers our views.