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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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She adds further, 'After that it's Saif, who kind of pushed me and said, I think you should hit the gym and get back to the studio and take your son with you and set an example to a lot of mothers that yes, it is possible, you can do it.
Actions taken by the police till now will provide a solution and will also set an example for the future," Naik said.
Yes, the Government can set an example but it is time to turn political fire again on the private sector and those who do not pay their bills.
Forward Dakota Saddleback says it was tough losing like that, but he knew he had to handle it well because he had to set an example for youth back home.
Coun Sam Burden (Lab, Hall Green), described cars as a "plague" contributing to obesity, and became unpopular with colleagues by suggesting they set an example to citizens by giving up their free car park in the city centre.
According to Reuters, South African central bank governor, Gill Marcus, received a 0.4 percent pay rise this year, after the executive set an example against excessive pay increases.
SIDON, Lebanon: Sidon's infamous dump will finally be shut in mid-March, Future parliamentary bloc head Fouad Siniora said Sunday, as a waste treatment plant that he said will set an example for the country begins to function at full capacity.
"Turkey's experience [in the fight against the deep state] may set an example for other countries, but it depends on some conditions.
WalesBusiness.org said government procurement practises needed to set an example by committing to awarding contracts to smaller firms, rather than relying on larger businesses.
Summary: Marrakech - Morocco, under the leadership of HM king Mohammed VI, has made great strides and set an example in terms of freedom and development, editor of the French language website of the Washington-based Atlas Economic Research Foundation 'Unmondelibre.org' Emmanuel Martin said on Monday in Marrakech.
Summary: Campaigners urge rich countries to set an example by cutting their emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 without carbon offsetting.
He would set an example where he would not allow this environment to develop," McGeechan told BBC Radio Five Live.